Thanks and Adieu to TBFKASKB

September 6, 2005 - Thanks once again to The Blogger Formerly Known As South Knox Bubba -- aka R. Neal -- for doing a great job covering here at Facing South last week, and showing why he's always been a blogging favorite. Thanks also to Facing South readers, new and old, for showing ex-SKB such warm hospitality and jumping into the discussions he started.

More on the PLAN

August 18, 2005 - Still en route back to the sunny South, after a two-day stay in not-so-sunny (but still beautiful) Seattle for the Progressive Legislative Action Network gathering.

A PLAN Take Form

August 17, 2005 - The Institute is represented here in cloudy Seattle at the Progressive Legislative Action Network conference, which is being held amidst the annual gathering of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

A Small Anniversary

August 12, 2005 - It blew right by us like a gust of summer heat, but August 10 marked the 6-month anniversary of our patch of progressive blogdom, Facing South. Given the blog pioneers in our midst, that means we're still newbies -- although with thousands of new blogs setting forth daily, we feel older every day.

Weird Photo Op

August 8, 2005 - Law-enforcement buff and possible future cop Shaquille O'Neal has been recruited by the sheriff of Bedford County, Virginia, to take part in PSAs for an effort to combat internet crimes against children.

Triangle Event: Challenging the Jobs Scam

August 8, 2005 - Each year, cash-strapped state and local governments shovel over $50 billion worth of tax breaks, free or low-cost land, and other "recruitment incentives" to corporations who promise to locate or expand in their area.