Politics

The New Orleans elections

April 21, 2006 - Tomorrow, April 22, is a big day in the Big Easy: the first municipal elections in New Orleans since the arrival of Hurricane Katrina almost 8 months ago.

The South: Where the populists live

April 19, 2006 - Do the terms liberal/conservative, Democrat/Republican, Red/Blue really capture the political viewpoints held by most Americans? The Pew Research Center doesn't think so, and has released another interesting poll on political typology in the U.S. that shows why. Here's a snapshot of their latest findings:

Best and worst of the Senate

April 17, 2006 - Time magazine has released its take on who's good -- and not-so-good -- in the U.S. Senate. The list is non-ideological, focused only on what the lawmakers have supposedly accomplished once in office. Here's their list:

Southern governor watch

April 14, 2006 - How popular is your governor? Survey USA released its periodic ranking of "net job approval" for all 50 governors on April 12. Here's how the Southerners stacked up:

NC tax advice: support fair courts!

April 14, 2006 - If you live in North Carolina and put off doing your taxes, here's a last-minute tip: check the box to have $3 of your taxes go to the Public Campaign Fund. It doesn't affect your tax bill, and it goes towards a great cause: getting private-interest money out of judicial elections in N.C., and replacing it with public financing.