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How the Right Hijacked the "Day of Prayer"

May 10, 2005 - The Texas Freedom Network has released a new report which offers a useful glimpse into the original intent -- and right-wing's hijacking -- of the National Day of Prayer, which happened on May 5:

Houston Has a Problem

May 5, 2005 - Last December, the Dallas Morning News (reg req'd) uncovered anomalies in Houston school district test scores: it seemed that the Bush Administration's No Child Left Behind initiative, with its threat of sanctions for schools with low scores on standardized tests, was driving s

15 Workers a Day

April 29, 2005 - Today is Worker's Memorial Day, our time to remember the 15 workers who die every day on the job, largely because of dangerous working conditions. The following post from Confined Space is long but worth the read. And as Mother Jones said, "pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living."

The War on Government

April 27, 2005 - Rolling Stone magazine (home of Southern Exposure's former editor and ace investigative reporter, Eric Bates) has a story up about the admi

The Telecom Industry Strikes Back

April 26, 2005 - Last month, Facing South commented on the rise of "wired communities" across the country, as communities set up free or reduced rate city-wide broadband services, including Wi-Fi. We also warned that the telecommunications industry wasn't exactly pleased about the trend.