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Racial honesty disorder

August 18, 2006 - It happens every few years: a rash of politicians decide to let their guard down, get a little too relaxed, and start saying what they really think about race. Call it racial honesty disorder, or RHD.

Do ballot initiatives impact elections?

August 9, 2006 - One of the bits of conventional wisdom from Election 2004 is that President Bush benefited in many states from conservative ballot initiatives -- especially those opposing gay marriage -- which whipped up passion and turnout among the conservative base.

Southern Politics

August 8, 2006 - It's primary day, and while most eyes seem fixed on a certain Senate race in Connecticut, there are several interesting political