May 20, 2010 -
How fast things can change. Just two days ago, Tea Party favorite Rand Paul was celebrating his stunning victory in Kentucky's primary to run as the GOP's candidate for U.S. Senate.
May 20, 2010 -
NOTE: With state legislative sessions coming to a close, in the coming weeks Facing South will be offering reports on key policy decisions in Southern states. The following comes from the excellent weekly dispatch published by the Progressive States Network. Session Roundup: ALABAMA Alabama's three month legislative session that adjourned on April 22 was dominated by three issues -- passing a state
May 19, 2010 -
As The Four Seasons said, "Oh, What a Night!"
May 18, 2010 -
In Arkansas' closely-watched primary today for U.S. Senate, the polls and pundits are saying embattled incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) has a big enough lead to win against labor/progressive-backed challenger Bill Halter, maybe by enough points to avoid a runoff.
May 14, 2010 -
NOTE: This thoughtful essay comes to us from Paul Ortiz, a former Institute board member and director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida in Gainseville, FL. 90 Years After the Ocoee Election Day Race Riot By Paul Ortiz
May 13, 2010 -
While bits and pieces of the Gulf oil spill have already reached shore, new federal maps show that the larger floating mass of oil generated by the disaster is poised to strike the coast over the next three days.