Stories by Chris Kromm

Chris Kromm is executive director of the Institute for Southern Studies and publisher of the Institute's online magazine, Facing South. subscribe to Chris Kromm's feed

Posted on: Nov 2, 2016, Source: Facing South

Across the country, few politicians—especially at the state level—have been as generously backed and politically intertwined with energy interests as North Carolina Gov. McCrory.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2016, Source: Facing South

It's the state where the presidential contest has the biggest effect on down-ballot elections, influencing key races from U.S. Senate to governor.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2012, Source: Institute for Southern Studies

With the nation's eyes on party conventions in Tampa and Charlotte, the media is cramming to get a handle on the Southern political landscape.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2011, Source: Institute for Southern Studies

A year ago this week, the Supreme Court issued a ruling so momentous that many are still grappling to take stock of its impact on our political system.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2010, Source: Institute for Southern Studies

Until Washington comes up with a plan to address the growing Gulf Dead Zones, thousands of square miles of ocean waters face a grim future.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2009, Source: Facing South

Oddly the states with the most people enrolled are down South -- where political leadership has been most opposed to single-payer.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The federal government has promised more than $116 billion in recovery aid, but residents of the still-devastated Gulf Coast wonder whether the check bounced.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2005, Source: The Nation

To win back the South, Democrats and progressives must find answers to two questions: What kind of politics can – and should – win in the region? And what are our bedrock values and long-term vision for the future?