January 3, 2014 -
A by-the-numbers look at the political battle underway in North Carolina, where a a right-wing legislature and administration backed by monied special interests is being challenged by a grassroots protest movement that's now spreading to other states.
January 2, 2014 -
A leading journalist's TV show will look at the political battles underway in North Carolina, where protesters are fighting back against a right-wing government.
December 16, 2013 -
Hundreds of professors and grad students from colleges and universities across North Carolina are urging Gov. Pat McCrory to condemn a broad information request from a think tank tied to his state budget director. The group is seeking records from UNC law professor and anti-poverty crusader Gene Nichol, an outspoken administration critic.
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.
December 6, 2013 -
Before Nelson Mandela became a global icon, civil rights activists in the U.S. South were bringing attention to the injustice of apartheid -- and learning from the South African struggle for freedom and justice.
November 21, 2013 -
The Civitas Institute, a think tank founded and funded by GOP mega-donor and NC budget director Art Pope, demanded emails and other records from UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity Director Gene Nichol shortly after he published a column blasting the McCrory administration. Is this yet another fishing expedition aimed at harassing an outspoken academic?
November 15, 2013 -
From John C. Calhoun to Strom Thurmond, Southern politicians have shown disdain for the federal government in their efforts to protect the interests of the region's business and political elite.