January 28, 2015 -
The Obama administration has proposed opening Atlantic waters to offshore oil and gas drilling after years of being lobbied by a coalition of coastal-state governors that had more than a little industry help. But a growing grassroots movement aims to keep the drills at bay.
January 23, 2015 -
Numerous states are facing likely budget shortfalls, but some of those facing the most serious problems are hamstrung in crafting solutions by political leaders opposed to new taxes and by regressive tax systems that rely on struggling working-class families.
December 23, 2014 -
A gathering held earlier this month in a community near Louisiana's imperiled coast brought together Houma Indians and young climate activists to build solidarity to address global warming, rising seas, and the environmental effects of oil drilling.
December 9, 2014 -
A new study by ethics researchers takes a fresh approach to examining corruption in state governments and finds a perception of big problems in the South -- and Kentucky in particular. How does your state rate?
December 8, 2014 -
As the national debate over immigration rages on, some Southern mayors are taking steps to carry out the President's executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation -- even while most Southern states are suing to block the policy.
December 2, 2014 -
Edward Baptist's rigorously researched book interweaves economic analysis of the slave trade and the production that came from it with heartbreaking stories of the lives and suffering of the people who were enslaved.
November 26, 2014 -
For the third year in a row, employees of the Arkansas-based retail giant are using the biggest shopping day of the year as an opportunity to press their case for higher wages and better working conditions.
November 14, 2014 -
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is being roundly criticized for trying to prove her big oil credentials during a contentious runoff election by pushing for a vote on the controversial tar sands pipeline.
November 6, 2014 -
Despite reports of strong early voting numbers in several Southern battleground states, preliminary data indicate that overall voter turnout this fall didn't increase significantly compared to past midterm elections.