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Will Latino voters fully flex their voting power in 2012?   |   August 10, 2012
This election season, there are two dominant stories about the much-discussed "Latino vote." One, that President Obama enjoys a strong advantage among Hispanic voters....

 

Time for a new debate about business success   |   July 30, 2012
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest It’s only a few months to the presidential election, and the economy is still a mess, yet the candidates have been arguing over the...

 

Will third parties make a difference in November?   |   July 24, 2012
The Green Party of the United States chose its presidential candidate this month, nominating Dr. Jill Stein, a Harvard-educated physician and environmental activist from Lexington...

 

Will the Duke Energy scandal hurt the Democrats in November?   |   July 12, 2012
The scandal surrounding Duke Energy in the wake of the abrupt departure of incoming CEO Bill Johnson shows no signs of going away any time soon -- and that could spell trouble for...

 

Southern states show biggest job gains   |   July 10, 2012
If there's one consensus view about the 2012 presidential race, it's that President Obama's re-election chances will hinge greatly on whether the state of the economy...

 

How will Obama's immigration decision play in the South?   |   June 19, 2012
President Obama's decision last Friday to halt the deportation of some 800,000 undocumented people who came to the U.S. as children has sent shockwaves not only through...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Newt's long, expensive goodbye   |   April 27, 2012
Date on which Republican presidential hopeful and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he would suspend his campaign and endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: 4/25/...

 

Marco Rubio's DREAM Act: The new 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?   |   April 9, 2012
By Elena Shore, New America Media Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday dismissed speculation that he could be the vice presidential nominee, but he is preparing to...

 

Why is Santorum winning in the South?   |   March 14, 2012
As Rick Santorum will be happy to tell you, the polls had it all wrong in Alabama and Mississippi. Heading into this week's Republican primaries, Nate Silver's usually-...

 

Southern Super PAC Tuesday: Who got the most for their campaign cash?   |   March 7, 2012
On Super Tuesday, the South was divided. Each Southern state picked a different Republican presidential hopeful, with Georgia going to home-state favorite Newt Gingrich; Tennessee...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Super PACs rake in corporate cash   |   February 24, 2012
Number of for-profit businesses that have contributed to so-called "super PACs," independent committees that can raise unlimited sums from individuals, corporations,...

 

Lessons from Florida: Big Money and the New Majority   |   February 1, 2012
With Florida now perhaps the most important swing state in the country -- 29 Electoral College votes, 11 percent of the magic 270 needed to win the presidency -- analysts are...

 

DEAD WRONG? Claims of widespread "zombie voters" in South Carolina start to unravel   |   January 27, 2012
A top state election official disputes a recent claim that more than 950 people who voted in recent elections could actually be dead. Of the six names her office was allowed to...

 

Romney bites the government hand that has fed his fortune   |   January 18, 2012
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Occupy Wall Street may be getting less attention in the corporate media these days, but the movement's message about the brutal and...

 

Immigration: Rhetoric vs. reality   |   January 10, 2012
Just as immigration is growing as a hot political topic in the South and country, the number of immigrants is in steep decline. A new study from Princeton's Mexican Migration...

 

South Carolina primary a test of Tea Party's strength   |   January 5, 2012
After Iowa's inconclusive GOP presidential primary, eyes are turning southward to the next primaries on the calendar, including the January 21 contest in South Carolina. South...

 

Rick Perry vs. 'Rick Parry': A study in pushing campaign finance frontiers   |   October 11, 2011
By Marian Wang, ProPublica For months, comedian Stephen Colbert has been taking his satire to the field of campaign finance, highlighting how little-known groups can raise...