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Louisiana gets its first Democratic governor in more than a decade

EVEN IF all the polls predicted it, this election result was a stunner by any measure. On November 21st, Louisiana, among the reddest of all American states, became the first in the deep South to elect a Democratic governor in more than a decade. Show More Summary

Democrats Get Speck of Blue in Deep South as Louisiana Rejects Vitter for Governor

State Rep. John Bel Edwards trounced Republican Sen. David Vitter at the polls on Saturday in an astounding political upset that saw a relatively unknown Democrat beat a man who was once seen as a shoo-in for the job. And it wasn’t even close. Show More Summary

David Vitter Defeated by Democrat John Bel Edwards in Louisiana Governor’s Race

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Democratic State Rep. John Bel Edwards defeated ultra-conservative Republican Senator David Vitter in an upset that will make him the first Democratic governor in the Deep South in eight years. The Times-Picayune reports: Edwards came out of nowhere… Read The post David Vitter Defeated by Democrat John Bel Edwards in Louisiana Governor’s Race appeared first on Towleroad.

Medicade Expansion Coming to the Deep South

The red states in the deep south may be ready to accept Medicade expansion reports Sarah Kliff reports at VOX. The Deep South might finally be warming up to Obamacare. Both Alabama and Louisiana are inching toward expanding Medicaid to cover thousands more Americans. Taken together, the two states could expand coverage to more than [...]Show More Summary

Louisiana’s Race to the Bottom: State Gubernatorial Candidates Both Oppose Abortion

Louisiana's highly anticipated gubernatorial runoff election is making waves as a Democrat in the Deep South threatens Republicans’ hold on the governor’s seat. But whatever his politics, should he win, Rep. John Bel Edwards would still...Show More Summary

More evidence of the GOP's Obamacare problem: Alabama governor mulling Medicaid expansion

Hell just got several degrees colder. MONTGOMERY | The conservative Republican governor of Alabama, a Deep South state where "Obamacare" is often reviled, said Thursday that his administration is mulling an expansion of the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care law. Gov. Show More Summary

Georgia vs. Auburn: Game Grades, Analysis for Bulldogs and Tigers

The Georgia Bulldogs won Saturday's rendition of the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry the old-fashioned way: with defense and special teams. In a game that appeared as if the forward pass was banned, the Bulldogs got a huge 53-yard punt return...Show More Summary

Georgia vs. Auburn: Live Score and Highlights

The Iron Bowl may get all the headlines and hate, but the Deep South's oldest rivalry actually takes place this weekend between Auburn and Georgia on the loveliest village on the Plains of Alabama. When the Bulldogs and Tigers get together...Show More Summary

Georgia vs. Auburn 2015: Start time, live stream, TV schedule and 3 things to know

The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry resumes. One of the SEC's classic rivalries resumes on Saturday, as Auburn (5-4, 2-4 in SEC play) tries to continue getting their season back on track by welcoming Georgia (6-3, 4-3 in conference) to Jordan-Hare...Show More Summary

Bomb kills four in Thailand's south: police

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb blast at a village checkpoint in Thailand's deep south killed four people and wounded four others, police said on Friday, in the latest deadly attack to strike the insurgency-plagued region.

Paul Theroux: By the Book

The author, most recently, of “Deep South” says if someone must write his biography, “I would suggest Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen, a.k.a. Baron Munchhausen.”

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Auburn Tigers Complete Game Preview

The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry will take place in Auburn, Alabama on Saturday as the Georgia Bulldogs will face the Auburn Tigers. Before the season began, this game was thought to be a preview of the SEC Championship Game. Georgia was picked to win the SEC East, and Auburn was picked to win the conference during SEC media days. Show More Summary

New Book on South Offers Expected Clichés, Some Good Stories

Noted travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux's new book, Deep South, brings very mixed reactions. On more than one occasion, I wondered, "Where does this guy get off saying that?" And I grab the book and want to hurl it through the window. Show More Summary

America's Deep South Is as Full of Kindness as it Is Poverty and Racial Turmoil

There is a haunted substratum of darkness in Southern life. There is also so much embrace. The following is an excerpt from the new bookDeep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015):  In Tuscaloosa,...Show More Summary

VIDEO: “New Deep South” Shows Adorable Mississippi Lesbian Couple Using Instagram To Adopt

3 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

The first episode of "New Deep South," a webseries created by women-founded new media startup "The Front," kicked off with the story of a young couple ready to get married and have a baby, against all odds. The post VIDEO: “New Deep South” Shows Adorable Mississippi Lesbian Couple Using Instagram To Adopt appeared first on Autostraddle.

The Front Releases First Episode In 'New Deep South' Queer Web Series

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Front, a pioneering new media startup founded entirely by women, premiered a web series this week elevating the voices and stories of queer youth living in the American deep south. Titled "New Deep South," the video series explores...Show More Summary

First Trailer for 'The Sound and the Fury' Film with Franco & Rogen

"Bring my brother back!" New Films International has debuted a trailer for James Franco's adaptation of William Faulkner's novel The Sound and the Fury, about the Compson Family living in the deep south in Mississippi in the early 20th century. Show More Summary

In 1959, a white journalist traveled the Deep South posing as a black man. The conditions horrified him.

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 1959, Texas journalist John Howard Griffin darkened his skin and lived for six weeks as a black man in the segregated South. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe his harrowing story and what it showed about the true state of race relations in America. Show More Summary

Stamp Masters in the Deep South

In South Carolina, two men received appointments under the Stamp Act: George Saxby as inspector of the stamps and Caleb Lloyd as distributor.This appears to have been a way to spread the patronage around. But official news of those appointments...Show More Summary

A Southern Feast of All Souls—A Book of Souls

Mid 19th-century era illustration of the attack on Fort Mims. Courtesy of Wikipedia. In the hot, humid August air of a Deep South summer in 1813, the stench of blood mingled with smoke at Fort Mims. A pall of shocked silence hung over...Show More Summary

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