Categories & Tags: military

INSTITUTE INDEX: Follow the drone money   |   March 8, 2013
Date on which U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) launched a talking filibuster protesting John Brennan's appointment as CIA director, and raising concerns about the Obama...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Turning back the clock to predatory payday loans   |   February 22, 2013
Date on which North Carolina Sen. Jerry Tillman (R) introduced a bill to re-open the state to "payday" lenders, companies that offer unsecured cash advances with...

 

Presidential debate: Top 10 questions that weren't asked   |   October 17, 2012
By New America Media As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney squared off in the second presidential debate last night, New America Media editors posed 10 questions that have largely gone...

 

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....

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The harsh politics of rape pregnancy   |   August 23, 2012
Date on which Congressman Todd Akin, an anti-abortion rights Republican who is running for U.S. Senate in Missouri, wrongly claimed that victims of "legitimate rape"...

 

How politicians and the press overstated military budget cuts by $100 billion   |   August 15, 2012
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica Anxiety is rising in Washington about the big cuts to military spending slated to go into effect in January unless Congress takes action....

 

Sikh temple shooter was an Army veteran, white-power musician with NC ties   |   August 6, 2012
The gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin yesterday before being shot to death by police* has been identified as a U.S. Army veteran and the former leader of...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Some justice at last for poisoned Marines   |   August 2, 2012
Date on which the U.S. House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead and approved the Janey Ensminger Act to help Marines and family members sickened by contaminated...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The cost of war   |   December 16, 2011
Date on which the U.S. war in Iraq was declared officially over: 12/15/2011 Date on which the U.S. and U.K. launched the invasion: 3/20/2003 Number of casualties among coalition...

 

Growing Clout: South to gain more Congressional seats than earlier projected   |   September 27, 2010
It's been clear for a while that the South's political clout will grow after the 2010 Census data was released next year and used to redo the nation's Congressional...

 

Memorial Day: Southern base towns suffer brunt of Iraq losses   |   May 22, 2009
This Memorial Day is going to be especially hard in places like Fort Hood, Texas, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Fort Campbell, Kentucky.Why? Because, as I show in a short...

 

Caring for the South's veterans   |   November 11, 2008
Veterans Day has a special meaning in the South. As the Institute has documented, a disproportionate share of the nation's soldiers come from and are based in the South, and...

 

Institute Poll: Opposition to Iraq War Growing in Southern States   |   November 6, 2008
Region's attitudes marked by "sadness," reluctance to endure future war costs Despite strong early support for the Iraq war in the South, the region's opposition to the...

 

Another Southern company tied to torture   |   July 8, 2008
We recently reported on a lawsuit charging three Virginia companies with involvement in torturing detainees in Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison. Now it's a Florida firm...

 

A day to remember   |   May 26, 2008
As the website iCasualties, which catalogs Iraq war casualties, reported in March: After five years in Iraq, the U.S. military has suffered over 33,000 casualties, more than 29...

 

Southern newspapers weigh in on Iraq anniversary   |   March 19, 2008
As the Institute has documented again and again, the South is the region most linked to, and most impacted by, the Iraq war and U.S. foreign policy. Southern states provide more...

 

EPA investigating radioactive waste dumping at N.C.'s Camp Lejeune   |   July 11, 2007
Last month federal investigators disclosed that Marine Corps families who lived at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune for over three decades were exposed to dangerously high levels...

 

Poisoned patriots: North Carolina's toxic marine base   |   June 13, 2007
In a recent debate on North Carolina Public Radio, N.C. Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue (D) insisted that there are "no downsides" to her plan of expanding military bases and...

 

Summertime, and the military recruiting is easy   |   June 6, 2007
Summer's almost here, schools are getting out -- and military recruitment season is in high gear. It's the busiest time of the year for recruiters -- especially in rural...

 

Don't miss the Institute on "The State of Things"   |   May 10, 2007
We had a spirited discussion today on "The State of Things," North Carolina Public Radio's popular public affairs show, about military business in North Carolina. Lt...

 

Institute on "The State of Things" to talk about North Carolina and war   |   May 9, 2007
Tomorrow at noon, the popular North Carolina radio show "The State of Things" will feature a program on "North Carolina and the Military." I'll be part of...

 

Rising casualties "terrify" North Carolina base town   |   April 27, 2007
In five weeks, the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry of the 82nd Airborne, based at North Carolina's Fort Bragg, has lost 18 soldiers in Iraq. The squadron went into Diyala province...

 

Will the Pentagon crack down on "recruiter misconduct"?   |   March 19, 2007
One of the issues the Institute investigated the report we released last week on the impact of war in North Carolina -- "America's most military-friendly state" --...

 

North Carolina: The costs of being the most "military-friendly state in America"   |   March 16, 2007
Facing South readers know that the South has deep military ties, and no state feels it more than North Carolina. Billboards everywhere declare the state is "the most military...

 

Veteran scandals hit the South   |   March 14, 2007
Shocking stories of the "shameful" treatment of veteran soldiers are reverberating across the country, but it hits an especially sore nerve in the South. As the...