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.