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Sue Sturgis

Sue Sturgis is the editorial director of the Institute for Southern Studies.

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© Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Taco Bell, Burger King, McDonalds, and Walmart are already party to the worker-protection contract the targeted fast-food chain refuses to sign. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Institute for Southern Studies

Since 2009, Florida's elite captured all of the state's income growth—and then some. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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North Carolina election officials are investigating a mailer that the Americans for Prosperity Foundation sent to thousands of would-be voters in the state that contained bad information about registration.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

A chilling index from the Institute for Southern Studies. Read more

America and the World

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©Jenny Warburg

Republican governors, empowered by the Supreme Court, have refused federal funds for the expansion of the program that provides health care to low-income people and the poor. Here's the human cost. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The Obama administration's controversial decision in favor of the petroleum industry comes during an election season in which Republicans are reaping greater rewards than even pro-drilling Democrats. Read more

Money, Politics and Power