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July 4th Reading

July 4, 2006 - It's that time of year again, July 4th. And once again, for your holiday reading pleasure, we would like to share two of Facing South's favorite pieces for Independence Day:

Religion and politics in Texas

June 5, 2006 - How far do Southern conservatives want to go in eliminating the seperation between church and state? Very far, if this report from the Dallas Morning News about the faith-based fireworks at last week's Texas state Republican convention are any indication:

America behind bars

May 22, 2006 - The latest figures are out about the staggering number of people the United States puts behind bars -- a figure that has us jockeying with countries like Russia for the highest incarceration rate of any "developed" country: