May 20, 2015 -
Last week Florida became the latest among 28 states that now or will soon offer statewide online voter registration. Evidence shows such systems are less prone to fraud, more cost-effective and popular among voters and elections officials alike.
April 17, 2015 -
The Welcoming America movement, which has its roots in the South, is being hailed by a White House task force as a model approach for helping communities be more proactive in addressing immigration.
March 26, 2015 -
This week marked the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Affordable Care Act, and a "People's Grand Jury" in North Carolina handed down a symbolic indictment of the state's Republican leaders for refusing to expand Medicaid to cover more uninsured low-income people as the law allows.
February 17, 2015 -
Critics say the ruling puts the court "far outside the legal mainstream and away from public opinion."
February 6, 2015 -
Backlash against the South's recent rapid growth in the immigrant population may be contributing to the region's negative response to the president's executive action on immigration. But demographic trends may be fueling a more welcoming environment in the region's cities.
January 30, 2015 -
With income inequality getting renewed attention from the public and policymakers, a new report by the Economic Analysis and Research Network takes a state-by-state look at the problem -- and finds that Southern states are among those where the income gap has grown most dramatically.
January 28, 2015 -
As the cries of "what part of illegal don't you understand" escalate, Aviva Chomsky reminds us that the concept of illegal immigration only came into existence 50 years ago.