Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2008 - It's another hot July 4 down South -- and in what has become something of a Facing South tradition, we again share two of our favorite commentaries on the subjects of patriotism, independence and our nation's ongoing struggle to live up to its ideals:

Happy Juneteenth!

June 20, 2008 - Today is Juneteenth, a holiday marking the day that, in 1865, slaves in Texas were finally told they were free -- two months and 10 days after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ullyses S. Grant at Appomattox.

Bo Diddley R.I.P.

June 2, 2008 - The South has lost a cultural icon with rock star Bo Diddley's death today from heart failure at his home in Archer, Fla. He was 79.

Shocking tell-alls a McClellan family tradition

May 30, 2008 - Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan is making the news show rounds to discuss his new book about the Bush administration's use of propaganda to promote the war against Iraq and its state of denial during the Hurricane Katrina disaster, among other things.