June 4, 2014 -
A new conservative advocacy group called Carolina Rising says a falling unemployment rate is good news for North Carolina's economy. But economists warn of ominous developments behind the numbers, including people dropping out of the workforce and a shift toward low-wage jobs. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are considering new cuts to unemployment benefits.
May 22, 2014 -
As scientists issue fresh warnings about the threat of dramatic sea-level rise over the coming centuries due to climate change, North Carolina officials in charge of ensuring the coastal state is planning adequately want to limit their forecasts to 30 years to satisfy the demands of pro-development interests.
May 7, 2014 -
Institute for Southern Studies/Facing South Executive Director Chris Kromm appeared on the Democracy Now news show today to talk about yesterday's closely watched North Carolina primary races for U.S. Senate and state supreme court -- and what they mean for November.
May 2, 2014 -
Frustrated with the weakness of U.S. labor laws, the United Auto Workers is appealing to the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the U.S. State Department to ensure a fair union election at the giant Nissan plant in Canton, MS.
April 29, 2014 -
Today marks one year since 17 North Carolinians were arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience while protesting the state's hard-right political turn, sparking a movement that led to the arrests of almost 1,000 people and spread to other states. What's next?
April 24, 2014 -
Institute for Southern Studies Executive Director Chris Kromm appeared on MSNBC's "All in With Chris Hayes" to discuss the money and politics behind the anti-science stances of the Republicans hoping to face off against Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan this November.
April 16, 2014 -
A new report looks at the real-world consequences of a conspiracy theory promoted by the extreme right -- and by North Carolina leaders including Gov. Pat McCrory -- that claims environmental sustainability initiatives are part of a plot to destroy America and kill most of humanity.
April 4, 2014 -
This week North Carolina election officials announced they discovered possible evidence of widespread voter fraud in the battleground state -- but they didn't discuss who had conducted the research or why, or what became of such claims made in other states.
February 7, 2014 -
As workers at Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss. fight for the right to an intimidation-free union election, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. prepare to vote in a secret-ballot election beginning Feb. 12.
December 9, 2013 -
Bill Allain survived some of the nastiest attacks in Mississippi's political history to be elected governor in 1983. Labor South's Joe Atkins recalls an appearance by the devout Catholic at a Pentecostal gathering two years later.