Defend democracy in the South.


The Katrina Profiteers, Cont'd

September 7, 2005 - In a follow-up to our previous post about the Iraq military contractors now sniffing for disaster money in Louisiana, Josh Marshall points out that Joe Allbaugh -- who left FEMA to cash in on Iraq reconstructio


August 31, 2005 - By R. Neal We're watching the reports from the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. I am unable to process, much less describe, the magnitude of what we are seeing. Not much else seems very important today. As the personal accounts start coming in, we begin to get an idea of the terrifying ordeal those who could not or would not leave have endured.

The Solid South?

August 17, 2005 - Survey USA has just released a new 50-state poll on President Bush's approval ratings. Not everyone is a fan of their polling techniques, but it's a useful snapshot, being one of the only polls with a state-by-state breakdown. And the results from the South are very interesting.

Supreme Court Split among Conservatives?

July 19, 2005 - Pam's House Blend has the latest on the rapidly emerging favorite for O'Connor's Supreme Court spot, Edith Brown Clement of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans. She's no centrist, but there might be a little discontent on the right if she's the one.

Belated Regrets Dept.

June 14, 2005 - The U.S. Senate has apologized for not passing anti-lynching legislation when it was really needed -- say, 70, 80, 90 years ago, when some of the 4700 lives that were taken in lynchings across the country might have been saved.

Sinking Into the Sea

June 6, 2005 - The Louisiana coast may be rapidly sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. And Texas may be next. But how fast, and why?

Clean Sweep Against Gay Marriage in the South

April 12, 2005 - Our friend Pam Spaulding has a rundown on "The State of Bigoted Marriage Amendments" newly added to state constitutions. The South is, to no one's surprise, solid on the issue. Five Southern states passed constitutional amendments banning gay marriage just last year: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi (plus, for good measure, border state Oklahoma). North Carolina has such an amendment under consideration.