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Are four NC lawmakers really committing voter fraud?   |   May 12, 2014
Four North Carolina state lawmakers could be targets of criminal investigations for voter fraud based on controversial standards embraced by some of their own colleagues. Today...

 

North Carolina citizens demand action on coal ash   |   March 6, 2014
Most North Carolina voters know about Duke Energy's spill of toxic coal ash into the Dan River -- and they want state lawmakers to take swift action to force the utility giant...

 

Jumpstarting the vote in North Carolina   |   February 7, 2014
In North Carolina, it's called the "Monster Law" -- the 56-page bill passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) last year that ushered in some...

 

Why is GOP mega-donor Art Pope distancing himself from controversial big-money groups?   |   October 9, 2013
Nick Nyhart of the campaign finance watchdog group Public Campaign wrote an op-ed for a North Carolina newspaper last week that's set off a war of words with the state's...

 

NAACP links proposed NC voting changes to historical white supremacist politics   |   July 24, 2013
The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and other groups involved in the Forward Together movement against the Republican-controlled state legislature's ultraconservative...

 

From the Southern Exposure Archives: With the People   |   January 18, 2013
Interview with James Orange by Bob Hall This year marks the 40th anniversary of Southern Exposure, the print magazine published by the Institute for Southern Studies, the...

 

NC legislative leaders breaking records for special-interest fundraising   |   August 27, 2012
The leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly are raising more money from special-interest political action committees than their predecessors, despite promises of ending the...

 

NC lawmakers further gut election spending as November looms   |   June 21, 2012
Five months away from Election Day with marquee races for president, governor and dozens of other offices, North Carolina legislators have again voted to slash the battleground...

 

Toxics lobby pours money into North Carolina politics   |   May 31, 2012
As North Carolina lawmakers consider killing a state program designed to protect the public from toxic air pollution, major emitters of such pollution are pouring money into state...

 

Are taxpayers helping support the Kochs' and Art Pope's attack ads?   |   April 3, 2012
On March 15, two nonprofit groups backed by Republican uber-donor Art Pope unleashed $500,000 worth of "educational" ads on airwaves across North Carolina. Aimed at...

 

He "invented the study of campaign money"   |   April 3, 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...

 

The Pope of Poultry   |   April 5, 2005
While weekend news was dominated by coverage of John Paul's death, another important personage slipped into the hereafter almost unnoticed -- Frank Perdue, CEO of Perdue Farms...

 

Beyond Black And White (1994)   |   January 31, 1994
Vol 22, No. 3 Excerpt from Cover Story Just north of Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia lies Census Tract 212.04. The sliver of a neighbor hood around the Peachtree Airport...

 

Everybodys Business (1986)   |   January 1, 1986
Volume 14, Number 56 Excerpt from the Cover Story: Birmingham's empty steel mills dramatically draw a picture being repeated, on a variety of scales, across the South. The...

 

The Chords That Bind: Traditions in Southern Music (1986)   |   January 1, 1986
Excerpt from The Cover Story: I go through life humming to myself. On a clear day, you can hear me before you can see me. Even when by sheer mental effort I succeed in sealing my...

 

Stayed on Freedom (1981)   |   April 1, 1981
Excerpt from cover story: The freedom struggles sparked by the Montgomery Bus Boycott have touched and influenced more Americans than any other event in this century. "Stayed on...

 

Passing Glances (1978)   |   September 1, 1978
Excerpt from "ADAMS'  JOURNEY": Who exactly — them or me — first came up with the idea, I'm not certain. No matter. The Institute for Southern Studies staff asked if I would...

 

Good Times and Growing Pains (1978)   |   February 9, 1978
Excerpt from Introduction: This issue, which marks the beginning of our fifth year, combines a number of articles about the good times and growing pains of a South reaching...