September 26, 2006 -
The N-word has reared its ugly head in two political races in recent days. The first case takes us to the trouble campaign of Sen. George Allen (R-VA). Michael Sherer broke the story on Salon.com on Sunday:
September 13, 2006 -
Progressives interested in taking back Southern politics often forget that the reasons for their difficulties in the region are not necessarily due to a lack of progressive voters, but are often due to widespread disenfranchisement of progressive constituencies in the region.
September 8, 2006 -
As we approach the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies -- and the November elections -- the Bush Administration has unabashedly moved to again make what was once called "the war on terror" his policy centerpiece.
July 25, 2006 -
According to this article, the State of Louisiana recently gave teachers in the state a $1500 pay raise, but the Southern Regional Education Board says the state still lags behind other Southern states in teacher salaries:
July 22, 2006 -
Taking a cue from the ugly national debate over immigrant, a little-noticed story is the spread of local and state ordinances aimed at immigrants. The Daytona Beach News-Journal sums up the trend in an editorial today:
July 21, 2006 -
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it's a good time to stop and reflect: whatever happened to that "dialogue about poverty and race" that the 2005 storms were supposed to inject into the national debate?