July 22, 2013 -
Challenging the stereotype of the happy-go-lucky Southerner, residents of North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia are taking to the streets and standing up to the right-wing corporate agenda.
June 26, 2013 -
Bypassing a Congress that's failed to take action to address a worsening problem, President Obama unveiled a plan to curb climate-disrupting pollution from coal-fired power plants -- with big implications for the coal-dependent South.
June 6, 2013 -
The U.S. senator from New Jersey, who died this week at age 89, worked to protect communities from toxic industrial pollution. Lawmakers who represent environmentally challenged districts along the Gulf Coast could learn a lot from his legacy -- and so could their constituents.
May 10, 2013 -
The automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester will have a severe effect on programs serving women in general and mothers in particular -- especially those living in the South. With Mother's Day approaching, we take a by-the-numbers look.
April 25, 2013 -
Vouchers, scholarship grants, and similar programs providing public support for private schools have become popular in recent decades -- but they've also become notorious for fraud and other serious problems.
April 19, 2013 -
While terrorism and gun violence dominated this week's headlines, the tragedy at a Texas fertilizer plant points to another danger that for most of the population is actually a more significant threat: industrial accidents.
April 18, 2013 -
When Gulf Coast activists attended BP's annual meeting last week to express concerns about the ongoing environmental health problems related to the 2010 oil disaster, BP chief Bob Dudley assured them it's an "ecosystem that's used to oil."
April 16, 2013 -
President Obama's latest budget proposes privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority, which has been criticized as a socialist enterprise, yet Southern Republicans are opposing the plan. What's going on here?
April 12, 2013 -
The U.S. has one of the most regressive tax systems of the developed nations, and now some states including Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina are considering plans to make their own tax systems even more regressive.