Chris Kromm

Chris Kromm is Executive Director of Facing South and Publisher of Southern Exposure at the Institute for Southern Studies.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 9:54am
Did Big Money Really Lose This Election? Hardly.
After the most money-drenched elections in history -- with close to $6 billion spent on the 2012 presidential and Congressional races alone, by one estimate -- big donors and the media alike are now asking: Was it worth it?
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 10:44am
Immigration: Rhetoric vs. Reality
Just as immigration is growing as a hot political topic in the South and country, the number of immigrants is in steep decline.
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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 1:55pm
Should the Poor Be Allowed to Vote?
Last week, right-wing pundit Matthew Vadum created a stir when he argued that -- as his piece at American Thinker is titled -- " Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American ." Here's how the piece starts:
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Friday, July 1, 2011 - 11:15am
Are Teachers and Police Officers Imaginary People?
Growing up, some children have imaginary friends. Today, many politicians seem to live in a world of imaginary workers.
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Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 9:27am
One Year after Citizens United
A year ago this week, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision about the role of money in elections -- a ruling so momentous that many are still grappling to take stock of its impact on our political system. The case: Citizens United . The decision: In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to limit in any way the amount of money corporations can spend on attack ads or other "electioneering communications" to sway a political race.
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