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Growing Clout: South to gain more Congressional seats than earlier projected

September 27, 2010 - It's been clear for a while that the South's political clout will grow after the 2010 Census data was released next year and used to redo the nation's Congressional districts. But a new projection suggests the region's gains will be even bigger than had been estimated earlier, with Southern states picking as many as eight House seats and Electoral College votes for president.

Caring for the South's veterans

November 11, 2008 - Veterans Day has a special meaning in the South. As the Institute has documented, a disproportionate share of the nation's soldiers come from and are based in the South, and the armed services have a central place in Southern life and politics.