October 25, 2012 -
A new study finds that North Carolina has some of the strangest-shaped congressional districts in the nation -- part of a trend that experts say has led to the disappearance of political moderates.
October 24, 2012 -
As corporate money pours into the presidential race, workers have to fight for their own rights -- and they're doing just that at Walmart and a Louisiana salt mine.
October 18, 2012 -
An analysis by the environmental watchdog group SkyTruth has found that drilling companies are continuing to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act by using diesel fuels when fracking for natural gas.
October 17, 2012 -
A large oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico reported by watchdogs as far back as August 2011 has been tied to BP's failed Macondo well. Congressional leaders are demanding answers from the company about the ongoing oil release, and they also want to ensure BP pays fully for the damages caused by its 2010 disaster.
October 5, 2012 -
Though the South is the U.S. region with the greatest concentration of income inequality, its representatives in Washington are doing a poor job of bridging the gap.
October 2, 2012 -
A citizen lawsuit under the Clean Air Act seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency to impose stricter limits on hazardous air pollution from oil refineries, which has been linked to cancer and other serious health problems.
October 1, 2012 -
Today marks 50 years since James Meredith became the first black person to enter the University of Mississippi, sparking a riot that some have called "the last battle of the Civil War." Now 80, he has continued to baffle admirers and detractors throughout his life.