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SiCKO shows a better way that need not bankrupt us

By R. Neal
July 3, 2007 - The first thought that comes to mind regarding health care in France and the UK as portrayed in Sicko is "oh my God their income taxes must be outrageous!" Michael Moore artfully dodges this in the movie, focusing instead on the standard of living, disposable income, and the like.

The left gathers in Atlanta

June 28, 2007 - The U.S. Social Forum -- this country's version of the World Social Forums of that have been gathering since 2001 -- kicked off yesterday here in Atlanta, bringing together over 10,000 activists, community leaders, scholars on others on the left from all 50 states and beyond. Facing South will be braving the Atlanta and heat covering the Social Forum into Saturday.

White supremacist groups target Knoxville

By R. Neal
June 19, 2007 - In January of 2007, a Knoxville TN couple out on a date were carjacked, raped, and brutally murdered. The victims were both white. All five suspects arrested in connection with the crime are black. You can read about the horrific crime here.

Pedaling across the South for affordable housing

By R. Neal
June 19, 2007 - A team of 30 college kids on bicycles rode through Western North Carolina and over the mountains to East Tennessee last week on their way to San Diego. Their mission: To raise awareness of affordable housing issues and to raise money for the Orange County NC chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Sweet Tea Month: Half over, or half yet to go?

June 16, 2007 - In our now-growing tradition of honoring those who honor Southern foodways, we feel moved to point out that June is Sweet Tea Month. Whether you're upset that we waited to tell you this until June 15, or happy to know you still have two weeks to celebrate, depends on whether y