He "invented the study of campaign money"

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:

Reed: dragging down GOP in Georgia

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:

NC cool to religious right

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: