The Reason The South Has Rejected Democrats? Their Message Sucks

Earlier this week I penned an article titled “No, Democrats Should Not Abandon The South,” and the response to it was disheartening to say the very least. Sadly, I expected the replies that came, even though I hoped that Democrats and fellow progressives would prove me wrong. One after another, people who very likely didn’t […]

No, Democrats Should Not Abandon The South

In an opinion piece recently published over at The Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky wrote that Democrats should “dump Dixie” after the defeat of Senator Mary Landrieu here in Louisiana. In case you have not been paying attention, now that Mary Landrieu is gone, there’s only one Democratic senator from the Deep South, and that’s Bill […]

SC Restaurant Owner Refuses To Serve Blacks, Cites Religious Beliefs

In South Carolina, a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with […]

Deep South Governors Are Blocking Medicaid Expansion For Political Purposes

With all the wrangling and hoopla in Washington over the debt ceiling and the budget being used as political hostages against the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, one of the things being overlooked is the fact that many of those who cannot afford health insurance and do not qualify for Medicaid are being left […]