February 6, 2012 -
Why is a corporation that may soon have a market value of $100 billion persuading struggling communities like Rutherford County, N.C. to fork over taxpayer-financed subsidies?
November 29, 2011 -
In two of the country's biggest and most influential political states, battles over how communities will be represented in new state and Congressional districts have escalated -- and may not be resolved in time for next year's primaries.
November 3, 2011 -
The Department of Justice has largely taken a hands-off approach to state redistricting plans. But when it comes to photo ID laws and other voting rights issues in the South, the DOJ has emerged as a key player.
November 2, 2011 -
The Dallas-based company received notice last week that it was being sued over an alleged 38,000 violations of the Clean Air Act at two of its coal-fired power plants.
October 11, 2011 -
Both comedian Stephen Colbert -- who's pretending to support a fake candidate, Rick Parry -- and supporters of the real Rick Perry have started nonprofit groups that can channel unlimited donations to super PACs with minimal disclosure.
August 8, 2011 -
By Forrest Wilder, Texas Observer
August 4, 2011 -
With each passing day, Rick Perry's Christian prayer-and-repentance rally, The Response, seems like more of a mistake, a classic act of hubris by a politician still learning his way around the national stage. First, the backlash has been fierce, not just from the "usual suspects" like the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, but also a wide swath of American faith leaders as well as gay rights activists. Just yesterday the Houston Chronicle reported that: