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NC moves to draw more defense dollars

December 5, 2006 - North Carolina bills itself as the nation's "most military-friendly state," and it's about to get friendlier. As the Raleigh News & Observer reports today, officials are creating a special foundation and lobbying operation to draw defense contracts to the state:

"Mandate for Peace" Congressional Call-In Day launches

December 4, 2006 - Peace groups, emboldened by the mandate for change signaled by the 2006 mid-term elections, are organizing a Congressional Call-In Day today, to keep Iraq on the radar of lawmakers. Here's the call from United for Peace and Justice, the largest of the anti-war coalitions:

Changing course in the South

October 27, 2006 - Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, writes in her blog about the importance of the Institute's recent poll about Southern attitudes towards the Iraq war.

AP: Loan-sharking practices undermining military

October 20, 2006 - Back in August, we pointed to an internal Pentagon study (highlighed by the Center for Responsible Lending) which found that pay-day lending and other schemes finance institutions use to prey on men and women in the armed services "undermines military readines

"Civil war" in Iraq key to public perceptions

October 19, 2006 - One of the most interesting findings of the Institute's recent poll of Southern and national opinion about the Iraq war was that the more one believes Iraq is engaged in a "civil war," the less one was likely to support the war.

Iraq and the South ... stay tuned

September 29, 2006 - As Facing South regulars know, the Institute has a special interest in how the South is uniquely tied to the military, including how the region has been impacted by Iraq and the broader