July 24, 2015 -
A new study finds that child poverty has risen nationally, with over a quarter of children in the South living below the poverty line. But the region has also seen improvements in child health insurance coverage and in educational achievement.
June 25, 2014 -
North Carolina's Republican House Speaker Pro Tem Paul "Skip" Stam distributed a handout during a debate this week over discrimination in charter school hiring that likened being gay to being sexually aroused by feces. The same flier has also been distributed by notorious anti-gay hate groups.
April 16, 2014 -
A new report looks at the real-world consequences of a conspiracy theory promoted by the extreme right -- and by North Carolina leaders including Gov. Pat McCrory -- that claims environmental sustainability initiatives are part of a plot to destroy America and kill most of humanity.
March 14, 2014 -
Environmental groups have issued notice that they plan to sue a large North Carolina hog operation over illegal pollution. The company's president is a major political donor and the son of an influential former state lawmaker.
August 29, 2013 -
The conservative mega-donor, now the state budget director, played important but behind-the-scenes roles in the passage of one of the nation's most restrictive voting laws, from ginning up fear of voter fraud to backing politicians who fought for voting restrictions.
June 19, 2013 -
The Civitas Institute is publicizing the names, residence, political registration, employers, and other details of those arrested at the ongoing NAACP-organized protests at the legislature. The project calls to mind how Southern civil rights opponents once published the names of NAACP supporters in newspapers to encourage retaliation against them.
June 12, 2013 -
The NAACP-led protesters who've been gathering weekly at the North Carolina General Assembly have offered a textbook example of how to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience. But the reaction from some of the state's elected officials has been less than respectful -- and has evoked an ugly chapter of Southern history.