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Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 39 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 09:02 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
Politics is a dirty business, but a necessary one. We all have needs that only government can supply. That reality dictates that we pragmatically deal with unsavory political actors to do what’s ...
by skepticalbrotha
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2015 at 08:55 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Now that I have relocated nearly 750 miles northeast from the South, I have moved from a solidly Republican region to a solidly Democratic one. I'm happy where I live, but I am more refugee than ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 07:47 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Here’s something I first published in 2006. In the wake of Ferguson and Staten Island, I think it’s worth another look. This is just my experience. Today, I see more of a racial divide than I ...
by Marinade Dave
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Dec 08, 2014 at 11:32 AM PST with 6 Recommends
There was a time when Southern Democrats were a powerful force in politics: fearing that party disunity might lead to the passage of civil rights legislation few whites in the South actually wanted, ...
by therehastobeaway
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 05:02 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Why any ostensibly rational person living in Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana who saw this map, and still would think their states' Republican leaders' ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 419 comments on Sun Oct 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM PDT with 401 Recommends
To imagine that our times are defined by the struggle between "left" and "right," between "liberalism" and "conservatism" or between the Democratic and Republican parties is to be perilously ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 47 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 05:35 PM PDT with 65 Recommends
Now that Governor Scott Walker is being investigated. Let it be known that rural southern activists were on the ground to Welcome him to Nashville, TN. We hope he will be investigated there, for it ...
by jeana brown
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 08:46 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
All across the rural South we are untying the knots of racism that were very neatly tied by Plantation owners who wanted to keep the U.S. divided. We are using history to untie the lies we have ...
by jeana brown
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 07:20 PM PDT with 71 Recommends
Revelations of a Rural Progressive from the Deep ...
by jeana brown
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 01:09 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
I will be brief: A humane society does not effectively force segments of its population to engage in dehumanizing coping strategies under the guise of picking one up by one's bootstraps. What ...
by Galtisalie
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 04:02 AM PST with 18 Recommends
COPYPASTE \http:\/\/tinyurl.com/DkGeoGrps FOR LINKING. Revision is continual : send corrections, additions, mergers, "ceased activity", etc. HERE . SCROLL ALPHABETICALLY BELOW INTRO OR ...
by mettle fatigue
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 09:08 PM PST with 37 Recommends
Note: Throughout the post I used the term anarchy. By this I mean disorder and lack of government. This is the traditional meaning of the word. But many Kossacks have objected to this use insisting ...
by vickijean
Comment Count 65 comments on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 08:52 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
About 10 months ago, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a trailer for Lisa Biagiotti's documentary deepsouth , a film that takes a look at the largely undocumented and unsung havoc that the HIV ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Red America forms a thick, inland L in the flat midsection of our country, bordered as much by geography as by political preference. The Rocky Mountains and Mississippi River shepherd the younger ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 90 comments on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 07:46 PM PDT with 75 Recommends
On August 2, Mississippi State University won a million-dollar federal grant from the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge , a program of the US Department of Agriculture. What makes this ...
by Arbo
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 05:51 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS-04) has a massive edge in the money race to defend his seat, which he wrested from Democrat Gene Taylor in 2010. According to the Biloxi Sun-Herald , he has over $300,000 in ...
by Arbo
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 08:22 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I wrapped up Colin Woodard’s American Nations: A History of the Eleven Regional Cultures of North America last weekend. It’s been only about a month since I even learned of the book, ...
by swellsman
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 04:00 AM PST with 19 Recommends
can been seen in one basic fact: in the US life expectancy for both men in women puts the US in 37th place in the world, with that for women dropping in much of the country.
by teacherken
Comment Count 127 comments on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 04:15 AM PDT with 118 Recommends
Haley Barbour turned quite a few heads this weekend when he came right out to CNN saying that Bob McDonnell's omission of slavery in his proclamation of Confederate Memorial Month "didn't amount to ...
by Free Chicken and Beer
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 09:13 AM PDT with 19 Recommends