November 6, 2009 -
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Last spring, when the ink was barely dry on the $787 billionAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), there was alreadyconcern about an emerging frenzy of lobbying on behalf of corporationsseeking a slice of the stimulus pie.
November 5, 2009 -
Of all the hype and spin attempting to explain this week's Virginia governor's race, which saw Republican Bob McDonnell score a resounding victory over Democrat Creigh Deeds, the most convincing argument comes down to this: voter turnout. As Larry Sabato notes today, turnout for the Virginia governor's race was the lowest since 1969: The 2009 turnout of 39.8 percent of theregistered voters was the lowest in forty years. Even with all the
November 4, 2009 -
No big lessons or grand narratives emerged from yesterday's off-year elections -- but there were lots of interesting local stories that reveal the conflicted reality of the Purple South and country.
October 30, 2009 -
Our latest roundup of interesting polls around the South:
October 29, 2009 -
Updated 9:39 am 10/30/09
October 28, 2009 -
Any day now, the Senate could take up debate on an amendment introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) requiring that the 2010 count ask residents about their citizenship status.