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 […]

Southern Liberals, Don’t Despair — It’s Always Darkest Just Before the Dawn

It’s been a long, hard road for liberals and progressives in the Bible Belt and the rest of the red states. Year after year, we’ve watched our family and neighbors slap GOP stickers on their vehicles and head to the polls to vote against their self interests like mindless, racist drones. For those of you […]

No, the South Isn’t just a bunch of Teabagger Rednecks — Stop Stereotyping All Of Us

It’s no secret that I am a Southerner and proud of it. I have spent all of my life from Virginia to South Carolina, to Georgia and Florida, and now Louisiana. I’ve been to Seattle, Portland, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other liberal havens, but the places that sadly hang onto the […]