Sue Sturgis

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


© 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


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


©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