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Facing South director discusses region's changing demographics, politics on Democracy Now   |   September 6, 2012
Chris Kromm, executive director of the Institute for Southern Studies and publisher of Facing South, appeared on Democracy Now! from the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C....

 

GOP Convention: Anti-government message a tough sell in Florida   |   August 22, 2012
This week Republicans revealed the theme of their national convention in Tampa, Fla., which kicks off on Aug. 27: "We Built It." A GOP press release says the message...

 

Mississippi weakens its already weak workers' compensation law   |   July 6, 2012
By Joe Atkiins, Labor South J. K. Morrison turned over in his grave on July 1. A little-known part-time investigator, slight in build, who looked older than his 68 years,...

 

VOICES: Walker & Koch Inc. pull it off but the fight continues   |   June 7, 2012
By Joe, Atkins, Labor South Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Tuesday's recall election is being called a crushing blow to organized labor in this...

 

Billionaire privatization activists pushing 'neovouchers' for North Carolina   |   June 6, 2012
North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to establish an indirect voucher system that would help low-income children attend private or religious schools with public...

 

ALEC staggers but will it fall?   |   June 1, 2012
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Wal-Mart's decision to drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council is a milestone in the remarkable effort to drive...

 

What's next for Citizens United?   |   May 29, 2012
Mark your calendars for June 14, 2012. That's the day that the U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will take up what's being called Citizens United II, the first major...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The money behind North Carolina's marriage discrimination amendment   |   May 11, 2012
Date on which North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment declaring that "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be...

 

NC Democratic Party chair hopeful is active in ALEC   |   May 4, 2012
North Carolina Democrats are looking for a good leader, and the stakes couldn't be higher. The party's national convention in Charlotte is three months away, the state...

 

Companies flee from backing right-wing advocacy group   |   April 12, 2012
At least five major companies and one foundation have severed support for the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC -- part of a growing national campaign that has linked...

 

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...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The money behind Americans for Prosperity   |   March 8, 2012
Amount that the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and its affiliated foundation spent over the last two years attacking Democratic candidates and...

 

VOICES: Privatizing America for their majesty, Kings Charles and David Koch   |   February 17, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South OXFORD, Miss. -- I'm having this nightmare, a kind of weird, modern-day version of the movie I Walked With A Zombie. Armies of well-dressed, fresh...

 

Art Pope turns up in climate disinformation exposé   |   February 16, 2012
Documents obtained from a think tank at the center of the climate disinformation campaign confirm the important role played in financing that campaign by leading conservative...

 

Top 5 of 2011 - #4: Who's attacking climate scientists?   |   December 22, 2011
Facing South has long reported on the corporate-funded public-relations campaign aimed at sowing doubt and confusion about the scientific consensus around manmade global warming...

 

Climate-science deniers join forces against NC renewable-energy program   |   December 9, 2011
Climate-science deniers with ties to the fossil-fuel industry have joined forces in an assault on North Carolina's renewable energy program and particularly wind power, which...

 

Special Investigation: Who's behind the 'information attacks' on climate scientists?   |   November 29, 2011
In the fall of 2011, Facing South published an investigation by Editorial Director Sue Sturgis into a free-market think tank that filed a controversial Freedom of Information Act...

 

Americans for Prosperity launches tour featuring controversial Texas Tea Party leader   |   November 15, 2011
This week, Americans for Prosperity Florida -- the Sunshine State's chapter of the conservative advocacy group funded largely by the Koch brothers and Art Pope -- is launching...

 

Oil pipeline fight roils unions   |   November 11, 2011
By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes Elevated oil prices are motivating oil giants to exploit the tar sands of western Canada, creating a jobs boom in the region and leveling hundreds of...

 

Attorney with group targeting climate scientists' emails featured at Koch-funded conference   |   November 4, 2011
The American Tradition Institute -- a global-warming denier group that's using the Freedom of Information Act in controversial ways to discredit climate scientists -- suffered...

 

VOICES: Money rules, and that's why we should "Occupy Wall Street"   |   October 27, 2011
By Joe Atkins, Labor South Haley Barbour, the stalwart Republican and former Washington lobbyist who is now ending his second term as Mississippi's governor, has no problems...

 

How Art Pope helped bring you Herman Cain   |   October 17, 2011
The Associated Press has a big story this week about Tea Party presidential favorite Herman Cain and the role of the right-wing group Americans for Prosperity in his political...

 

VIDEO: Why we launched Art Pope Exposed   |   October 4, 2011
With North Carolina political powerbroker Art Pope in the national spotlight, the Institute for Southern Studies is excited to announce we're launching a new investigative...

 

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow on 'Art Pope Influence'   |   October 4, 2011
Last night, Rachel Maddow had Jane Mayer - author of the explosive New Yorker profile of Art Pope - on for a special segment looking at the North Carolina multimillionaire's...

 

North Carolina for Sale? New Yorker profile thrusts Art Pope into national spotlight   |   October 3, 2011
Art Pope is getting his national close-up: The New Yorker magazine has published an in-depth profile of the little-known North Carolina conservative benefactor by Jane Mayer,...