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Pam Spaulding

Congrats to Pam at the Blend!

December 20, 2005 - I missed the "unofficial" announcement last Friday -- but now it's official: one of my favorite bloggers (and my Durham homey) Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend ("always steamin'") has won a 2005 Weblog Award for &q

Walter Jones Update

May 17, 2005 - Check out Pam Spaulding on the illustrious North Carolina congressman Walter "Freedom Fries" Jones and his latest caper (he wants to "restrict access" to -- i.e. ban -- children's books that mention homosexuality).

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.

Guest Blogger: Pam Spaulding

March 31, 2005 - Our appreciation to Rahul Mahajan for yesterday's posts on the two Souths (American and Iraqi). Taking over today is Pam Spaulding, of Durham, North Carolina (home of the Institute for Southern Studies).