April 4, 2006 -
The Wilmington Star has a nice overview of Bob Hall, a long-time staffer at the Institute for Southern Studies, and his pioneering work on campaign finance reform -- which may well depose N.C.'s Democratic House Speaker Jim Black:
March 30, 2006 -
Sorry about the light (no) blogging yesterday in Chris's absence. We got wound up in a huge local story that, while it doesn't have a wide ranging affect around the South, is interesting nonetheless.
March 24, 2006 -
You may recall that former Atlanta Mayor and civil rights activist Andrew Young's company recently signed on with Wal-Mart to help rehabilitate their image. Yesterday Young made a personal appearance at a Wal-Mart grand opening in Atlanta:
March 22, 2006 -
The Devil went down to Georgia, and so did former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed. State Republicans aren't happy about what his candidacy for Lt. Governor are doing to their political prospects, reports Political Wire:
March 20, 2006 -
Rob Christensen, political reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer, had an interesting column yesterday on how North Carolina has largely spurned religious-right politics that have overtaken other states:
March 16, 2006 -
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a former tobacco lobbyist, vetoed a bill passed by the state legislature that would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes to $1 and reduce the sales tax on groceries by half from its current rate of 7%.