Southern Politics

VOICES: Dimming the lights in Mississippi

November 28, 2011 - With this month's Republican takeover of the Mississippi House, the GOP now controls the state's legislature and governorship. Expect "personhood" by statute, an Alabama-like immigration bill, drug-testing for welfare recipients and cuts to social spending.

How Art Pope helped bring you Herman Cain

October 17, 2011 - A big part of Tea Party darling Herman Cain's media image is about being a political outsider. But a new Associated Press report shows how the conservative activist group Americans for Prosperity, led by the Koch brothers and Art Pope, has been a critical springboard for the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful.