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More evidence emerges in Attorneygate-Little Rock

March 23, 2007 - We wrote two weeks ago about one of the more startling examples of cronyism to emerge from the U.S. attorney scandal now engulfing Washington: the brazen move to replace Arkansas' Eastern District attorney Bud Cummins with Karl Rove's chosen replacement, J. Timothy Griffin.

Exciting plans afoot ...

March 9, 2007 - Over the last few months, we've left hints here and there about the exciting plans we have in store for Facing South and the Institute's media program.

A hanging in Texas

January 5, 2007 - My post earlier today, linking the strange fascination with Saddam's hanging to our country's out-of-step embrace of death sentences, especially in Texas, has turned out to be sadly salient:

Holiday fund drive -- thanks y'all!

December 21, 2006 - A big THANK YOU to the dozens of people who have contributed to the Institute's end-of-year fundraising drive. We're well on our way to our $15,000 goal. Keep those tax-deductible contributions coming and support a powerful voice for the progressive South!

Fight anti-Southern bigotry -- support the Institute

December 18, 2006 - Thirteen years ago this month, I was in New York City finishing journalism graduate school and wrapping up an internship at an alternative news weekly when I made a decision that some of my classmates and colleagues found shocking. I was moving to the South.

Florida Congresswoman: Kill Castro?

December 11, 2006 - The U.S.'s troubled relationship with Cuba took another turn this weekend, with revelations that Florida congresswoman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) would "welcome" the assassination of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. According to the Miami Herald: