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Media consolidation...

By R. Neal
March 14, 2006 - It's not just for broadcast media any more. With their acquisition of Knight Ridder, McClatchy will control most of North and South Carolina's major daily newspapers:

Sunshine Day

March 14, 2006 - Here's a great idea from Florida. Having wrestled with dozens of public agencies over getting access to "public" information, it would be great to see this take hold across the country:

Koufax craziness

March 13, 2006 - The clock is ticking, we're all on the edge of our seats. Yep, it's Koufax Awards time, when progressive blog-watchers get to choose their favorite reads of the year. You have until MIDNIGHT tonight to cast your vote in the following categories: Best Blog (non-professional)

What to do about Halliburton? Rumsfeld knows

March 4, 2006 - The scandals of Halliburton and other companies profiteering at taxpayer expense -- whether in Iraq or the Gulf Coast -- has always been a top issue for us at Facing South, since many of the biggest contractors are based in the region.

Krewe du Vieux takes on Carnival

February 16, 2006 - Driving through New Orleans, it's clear that people are determined to celebrate Carnival as speed towards Fat Tuesday on February 28. The Carnival group getting the most attention this year is Krewe du Vieux, a descendent of a 1978 krewe, du Vieux is known for its biting social commentary.