Tag Archives: South

Race And Racism Define Southern Politics, But Maybe Not For Long By
Long-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran defied popular thinking in June by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff. Part of Cochran’s success can be attributed to 17 percent more voters turning up to...
Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life By
This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military...
New Illinois Fracking Regulations Heralded As ‘Compromise'; Locals Disagree By
While touted as a compromise by local media, proposed fracking regulations being considered by Illinois lawmakers aren’t being accepted by community members who long have called for a moratorium and science-based environmental study on the impacts of the industry. The...
Florida Proposes That Poor Pay Three Times More For Health Insurance Than Legislators By
According to the 2010 Census, 16.7 percent of all Americans do not have health insurance. Of this population, six in 10 uninsured households have at least one adult working full time, per the Kaiser Family Foundation. With the average cost of single-coverage health insurance...
On Victory Drive, Soldiers Defeated by Debt By
Seven years after Congress banned payday-loan companies from charging exorbitant interest rates to service members, many of the nation’s military bases are surrounded by storefront lenders who charge high annual percentage rates, sometimes exceeding 400 percent. The...
Museum To Honor Henry Kissinger, But Is He Worthy Of Praise? By
In recent American history, a litany of different personalities have occupied the executive office at the Harry S Truman building at Foggy Bottom. War hawks, accommodationists, international diplomats and isolationists have entered and left the position of secretary of...
Addressing Media Bias, Activists Petition NYT To Revise Coverage Of Chavez By
In the USA, the former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues to be labeled a “dictator,” a “despot” and a “tyrant” who oppressed his country during his 14 years in office. The image is inconsistent with the reports of elections monitors who have declared...
Venezuela Sends Military To Fight Caracas Street Crime By
LIMA, Peru — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has launched a plan to fight crime in the streets of Caracas, with its first phase involving 3,000 military troops. “Our armed forces are taking the streets to protect the people,” Maduro said in a speech to...
The 182 Percent Loan: How Installment Lenders Put Borrowers In A World Of Hurt By
One day late last year, Katrina Sutton stood at a gas pump outside Atlanta and swiped her debit card. Insufficient funds. But that couldn’t be. She’d been careful to wait until her $270 paycheck from Walmart had hit her account. The money wasn’t there?...
Post-Sandy Hook: Bulletproof Whiteboards Used By Schools For Protection By
In 2003, a 17-year-old student in a rural Minnesota community walked into his high school armed with a .22 caliber pistol and hunted down two of his classmates, killing one with a shot to the head and another with a shot to the chest. Ten years after the carnage caused...