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:
June 27, 2008 -
The latest Institute Index -- about deep budget cuts at newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. -- as featured in our e-newsletter Facing South. If you don't get Facing South, sign up now in the box in the upper right hand corner!
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.
June 5, 2008 -
It was 40 years ago today that Robert F. Kennedy, fresh off a primary win in California and hopeful of winning the 1968 Democratic nomination, was felled by 24-year-old Sirhan Sirhan in Los Angeles.
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.