August 10, 2007 -
Hello, and welcome to a new feature at Facing South: the Friday Factoid. And to show we're about more than just deep political and social commentary here at FS, we'll kick off today's episode by looking at the fascinating issue of baby names in the South.
July 24, 2007 -
During the highly publicized "CNN/YouTube Debate" last night, a couple of guys from Tennessee asked via YouTube video if any of the candidates' feelings were hurt because the media seems more interested in whether Al Gore will run than in them.
July 23, 2007 -
When Facing South read the news that Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT) went ballistic on a Capitol police officer last week, it reminded us of the media frenzy that greeted another member of Congress last year, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA).
July 20, 2007 -
The latest issue of the Facing South e-newsletter just went out -- were you on the list? If you were, you were treated to a heaping helping of unique Southern news and views delivered to your inbox, like: * What's the REAL Sen. Vitter scandal? * Major election reform in North Carolina * Is another politics possible?
July 16, 2007 -
Former Sen. John Edwards' controversial comments in favor of limiting the number of participants in the presidential debates came after an NAACP candidates forum in which straight-talking former U.S. Sen.
July 16, 2007 -
Missed this item -- which came out just before July 4 -- but Facing South readers may still find it of interest. According to a poll by the Pew Research Center in June, U.S. residents love their country -- fully 90% answer "yes" to the question, "are you very patriotic?"
July 13, 2007 -
It's not unusual for Southern politics to go through a few weeks tainted by scandal. But over the last month, a veritable popcorn machine of crooked deals and moral failings have burst across the region's headlines, leaving even the most jaded politicos aghast.