Defend democracy in the South.


A hanging in Texas

January 5, 2007 - My post earlier today, linking the strange fascination with Saddam's hanging to our country's out-of-step embrace of death sentences, especially in Texas, has turned out to be sadly salient:

Last minute shopping tips from Facing South!

December 22, 2006 - Facing South will be shutting down until January 2 for some much-needed holiday R&R. We've had a big year, with the Institute having on impact on issues from the Gulf Coast to the Gulf War. We thank you for reading, and for joining us as we ignite a new debate about change in the South. Another South is possible!

Holiday fund drive -- thanks y'all!

December 21, 2006 - A big THANK YOU to the dozens of people who have contributed to the Institute's end-of-year fundraising drive. We're well on our way to our $15,000 goal. Keep those tax-deductible contributions coming and support a powerful voice for the progressive South!

Fight anti-Southern bigotry -- support the Institute

December 18, 2006 - Thirteen years ago this month, I was in New York City finishing journalism graduate school and wrapping up an internship at an alternative news weekly when I made a decision that some of my classmates and colleagues found shocking. I was moving to the South.

Florida Congresswoman: Kill Castro?

December 11, 2006 - The U.S.'s troubled relationship with Cuba took another turn this weekend, with revelations that Florida congresswoman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) would "welcome" the assassination of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. According to the Miami Herald:

Taking policy to the grassroots

November 29, 2006 - For all the talk in politics about "listening to voters" and "mobilizing the grassroots," people who have worked at both the public policy and grassroots community levels know that there is a vast divide between the two worlds.