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Southern Politics

Is It Time for Southern Democrats to 'Walk Out on the Porch, Pee, Pull the Light Chain, and Go to Bed'?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Southern Democracy -- defined as entrenched regional rule -- is no more. Republicans now reign throughout most of the South. The best that Southern Democrats can hope for is restoring their party to competitive parity in a two-party system.

"Southern Democracy": Can Yellow Dogs and Blue Dogs Rekindle Their Romance?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

I firmly believe that it takes both Yellow Dogs and Blue Dogs for Democrats to win in most Southern elections. The hitch is that there are few Blue Dogs left out there to be wooed.

Can 'Southern Democracy' Survive the Legacies of Race and Racism?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Without doubt, the most challenging problem confronting Southern Democracy in these troubled times is its conjoined historical nemeses -- race and racism. Race relations in today's Southern politics present an important and difficult question for Southern Democrats.

Top 10 Books About Today's Southern Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

If our media folks and political pundits will read the books listed here, they'll have something worthwhile to talk about -- other than rednecks and Dixie -- when covering Southern politics.

"Toothless Rednecks" (Part Two): Hard History and Flawed Democracy in the South

Glen Browder | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

It's a continuing game of racial politics -- now played by both blacks and whites in more sophisticated manner without traditional perversities -- in a regional system still struggling with historic black-white disparities and tensions.

WATCH: Travel Writer Compares Southerners To Chinese

The Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel

Chuck Thompson, travel writer and author of "To Hellholes and Back" and "Smile When You're Lying," sat down with HuffPost Travel to talk about his jou...

Born Fighting Reveals the Invisible Ink on the Pages of American History

Dave (Mudcat) Saunders | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Dave (Mudcat) Saunders

2011-04-07-bf.jpgIf you're interested in Southern and rural politics, you need to watch Born Fighting.

President Obama's Entrepreneurial Mindset

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.

Inboxes in South Filled With Warnings About Aliens, Commies and Schizophrenia

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

It's getting crazy down here in Dixie. When we're not talking to ourselves, we're talking to everybody else -- whether they want to listen or not. Yada-yada-Muslim, yada-yada-antichrist, yada-yada-doesn't-want-America-to-win, yada-yada-he's-a-commie-socialist!