November 17, 2017 -
Democrats, liberal-leaning independents and a growing number of progressives lead two-thirds of the South's 30 largest cities, but their agenda is under attack from the region's conservative legislatures through preemption and other efforts to limit local control.
November 10, 2017 -
A year after Donald Trump was elected president in a campaign that appealed to bigotry, voters across the South rejected the politics of division and embraced trailblazing African-American, Asian-American, Latino and LGBT candidates.
October 13, 2017 -
Driven by economic pain, an exodus was already underway from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland before Hurricane Maria, which has intensified the out-migration. Where are Puerto Ricans heading, and how are they changing the political landscape there?
September 29, 2017 -
In observance of National Voter Registration Day, Facing South examined voter registration data across the 13 Southern states, finding big openings for outreach and engagement among some demographic groups.
September 8, 2017 -
Following President Trump's decision to phase out the Obama-era DACA program that spared from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, there's a renewed urgency to pass the federal Dream Act, which would offer them a path to citizenship — and Southern lawmakers may provide the key votes needed.
August 25, 2017 -
The Census Bureau had initially planned to include the Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill area of West Virginia in its dress rehearsal for the 2020 census, but budget cuts forced it to scale back its plans. As a result, not a single Southern or rural community will be included in the full test, deepening worries about the count's accuracy.