November 14, 2006 -
Magic 8 Ball says: Outlook is Good
October 31, 2006 -
Chris Kromm's extensive backgrounder Friday on Scott Howell, Karl Rove protégé, mastermind behind the Kerry swift boat ads and attacks on Max Cleland in Georgia, and now vicious attack ads against Harold Ford Jr. in Tennessee, was quite revealing.
October 17, 2006 -
A couple weeks ago, Wal-Mart announced that -- in addition to expanding its Blue Light Special empire into China (where, unlike U.S. employees, Wal-Mart workers will have unions) -- it is launching a drive to register 1.3 million of its "associates" to vote.As Daniel Gross points out at Slate, it wouldn't be a stretch to doubt the motives of the Bentonville, Ark. retail goliath's experiment in civic engagement:
September 30, 2006 -
Latest indicators from the Institute Index, a feature of the Institute's Facing South e-newsletter:
September 22, 2006 -
Forbes has released its latest list of the "Richest 400" in the country. For the first time in the magazine's rankings, all on the list are billionaires.
September 1, 2006 -
As we head into Labor Day, the holiday created by unions in 1882 (in the face of fierce business opposition), I just finished listening to a quick NPR news segment on the state of the economy, which had anything but workers in mind.
August 18, 2006 -
It happens every few years: a rash of politicians decide to let their guard down, get a little too relaxed, and start saying what they really think about race. Call it racial honesty disorder, or RHD.