Foley ripple effect

By R. Neal
October 5, 2006 - After realizing they had received money from disgraced former GOP Florida Rep. Mark Foley's PAC, Republican Alabama Governor Bob Riley and Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-AL are donating the money to charities. Both are up for reelection in November.

Southern Politics: The Senate

October 2, 2006 - It's October, and across the South the sights and sounds of fall and football fill the air. And politics: in the coming weeks, Facing South we'll be taking a closer look at the brewing battles shaping up for November. Today we start with the U.S. Senate.

Ballot initiatives around the South

By R. Neal
September 26, 2006 - I ran across an interesting article about elections and ballot initiatives in Louisiana. Folks down there love to hold elections, and they loves them some Constitutional Amendments even more:

Christian Coalition crumbling

By R. Neal
September 26, 2006 - Apparently, the Christian Coalition isn't radical enough for some state chapters. Alabama, Iowa and Ohio recently left the national organization, and now Georgia is the latest to secede:

GA judge throws out ID voting law

September 20, 2006 - The fate of Georgia's law requiring that citizens have a photo ID to vote -- pushed hard by Gov. Sonny Perdue and the state legislature to go into effect before the fall elections -- suffered its latest setback yesterday, reports the New York Times:

Five years later: Peaceful tomorrows?

September 11, 2006 - David Potorti of North Carolina lost his brother, James, in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. His brother worked on the 94th floor, a direct hit from the first airplane, instantly killing James and 300 of his co-workers.