June 17, 2016 -
After the June 12 massacre at an Orlando nightclub, some politicians refused to even acknowledge the targets were LGBT people. Could it be because of their own animus toward LGBT people, which has found expression in a record number of anti-LGBT bills introduced in recent years?
September 21, 2015 -
So far this year 67 individuals and companies have given $1 million or more to super PACs supporting presidential candidates. Southern donors, including many Texas oil billionaires, account for over 50 percent of the contributions and have given exclusively to GOP candidates.
August 28, 2015 -
When Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast 10 years ago this month, it passed over some of the nation's densest oil and gas production infrastructure. The resulting spills offer crucial lessons for residents of the Atlantic Coast as federal regulators weigh a plan to open an area from Virginia to Georgia to offshore drilling.
July 3, 2015 -
After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage throughout the nation last week, some Southern political leaders pledged to resist the ruling. Their statements recall Southern politicians' attempts to resist the Supreme Court's decision to end segregation in the 1950s and '60s.
August 23, 2012 -
Congressman Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has sparked controversy with his wildly un-scientific remarks about rape and pregnancy -- but he's hardly the only politician with eyebrow-raising views on the matter.
January 18, 2008 -
Every four years, you can always tell when the Republican presidential primaries are headed South. The claws come out, the dirty tricks ramp up -- and the political positions of the GOP hopefuls all turn sharply to the right.
December 18, 2007 -
That's the questioned examined by an article in the latest issue of Newsweek, which reports on allegations that the former Arkansas governor's son David was involved in the hanging death of a stray dog at a Boy Scout camp in 1998.
April 27, 2006 -
Congress has refused to increase the minimum wage in over a decade, even though the value of the minimum wage, thanks to inflation, is 24% less than it was in 1979, and 7.3 million workers would benefit from an increase.