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Exploring Southern States' Opposition to Obamacare

Glen Browder | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 has elicited heated debate throughout the country. Only 21 states have begun compliance with the ACA, and the muddled controversy defies simple characterization or easy explanation.

8 Absurd Myths About Southern Women

Sheryl St. Germain | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Sheryl St. Germain

Call it a myth, a stereotype, call it an archetype, but despite the fact that southern women are as diverse as the population of the United States, the image of a Southern Woman persists in the popular imagination.

8 Things I Learned In The South

Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.06.2014 | Travel
Suzy Strutner

Fried okra is a vegetable. ...and so are fried onions.

Political Plate Tectonics in the Civil Rights Era

Jarryd Willis | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

A Morning Joe discussion with Kevin Williamson about his recent National Review piece on President Eisenhower and his moderate temperament (relative to today's GOP) ended with a disagreement he had with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki over when the South turned Red.

Robotics Engineer Confesses: "I Built Mitt"

John Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

A few years ago, when I was teaching Advanced Robotics at MIT, a representative from an anonymous Republican PAC offered me an obscene amount of money...

'I Can Tell You Right Now, He's Tired'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

ELLISVILLE, Miss. — Spurning calls for him to get out, Newt Gingrich insisted Friday that he'll stay in the race for the Republican presidential...

Southerners Less Likely To Visit The Dentist, Gallup Finds

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Residents of Southern states are less likely to visit the dentist, indicating that their household income may be lower, according to a Gallup poll rel...

Georgia Mayor Horrified By 'Rocky Horror'

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

The outrageous music romp 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' finds amusement in its R-rated indulgences, from stilettoed transvestites to lyrics like "to...

Bank Robberies Most Likely To Happen On Fridays, FBI Says

Reuters | ELLEN WULFHORST | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Bank robberies in the United States take place most often in mid-morning, on Fridays and in southern and western states, according to gov...

Finding our Democratic Voice in the South

Rickey Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rickey Cole

While we Democrats in the South took some tough losses in last year's elections, and our state party organization in Mississippi has fallen upon hard times, extinction is hardly our inevitable lot.

Civil War's 150th Anniversary Divides The South

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As much of the South continues to distance itself from its racially divisive past, the organizations fighting to maintain the prominence of Confederat...

Southern States Are The "Saudi Arabia of Energy Efficiency" Savings

Ben Tribbett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Tribbett

Currently, the 36 percent of Americans who live in the South consume 44 percent of the nation's energy, and energy efficiency efforts in the South have lagged the efforts that are currently in place in other regions.

Reclaiming "We"

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

When it comes to health care reform, the states most likely to benefit -- because they have the highest percentages of uninsured citizens -- are the source of the loudest objections to reform.

GOP's Reliance On South Masks Extent Of Party Decline

The National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Founded in the decade before the Civil War as the Northern voice of union, the Republican Party today is more electorally dependent on the South than ...

Why John McCain Lost The Election (Advance Copy!)

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

The Republican strategy to win the White House this year was flawed and out of sync from the beginning, which is why we're ending with vicious character attacks.

Obama Should Implore Bill to Campaign for Him

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Though Obama has kept his distance from Bill, he hasn't distanced himself from his winning strategy.