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  1. vision 2020
    Will 2020 Be Jimmy Carter’s Revenge?The Democratic South is rising again, but this time it’s multiracial and progressive.
  2. republicans
    Georgia Republicans Think Braves Lost Playoffs Because of Insufficient RacismUsed to be Southerners thought it important to be polite. Now those who love a rude Yankee president call it political correctness.
  3. politics
    A Different Kind of Democratic Party Is Rising in the SouthA more diverse and ideologically progressive breed of southern Democrat is moving to the fore, based on a coalition of minority and suburban voters.
  4. Doug Jones’s Victory Shows the Way Forward for Democrats in the SouthDoug Jones assembled the same kind of biracial coalition that always worked for southern Democrats, but without being conservative. Get used to it.
  5. Racially Polarized Voting Is Getting Extreme in the SouthIn just the last decade, Southern white voters have trended Republican in a profound way that makes racial gerrymandering easier.
  6. words y’all
    Reese Witherspoon Explains: ‘He Did Do, But He Didn’t Done Do, He Done Did That’Reese Witherspoon spoke some words on the Today show this morning.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    Polk Street Bans New Bars; Willie Brown Likes South
  8. Openings
    Charles Phan’s South Opens This Evening at SFJAZZ; Hard Water ArrivingThings have been a little delayed, but both places are ready to open this week.
  9. Video Feed
    Charles Phan Would Like to Come Back as Tom CruiseAlso, he talks about what he’d like for his last meal, with CBS 5’s Liam Mayclem
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Charles Phan’s South at SFJAZZ Opens Monday; Berkeley’s CaffeAlso, Sliver just opened in Berkeley.
  11. interview
    How to Drink During the Holidays: An Expert’s AdviceTimes drinks columnist Rosie Schaap on the joys and pitfalls of Thanksgiving boozing.
  12. Blechtacular
    South Crowns Hot Wing Champs in Santa Monica Every MondayEat more than 25 wings in under 15 minutes, and the contest gets named after you.
  13. the post-racial world
    Haley Barbour Defends Virginia’s Confederate History Month ProclamationIt “doesn’t amount to diddly,” Barbour said.
  14. the post-racial world
    Virginia Governor Admits That Slavery and Civil War Are RelatedThe proclamation declaring April “Confederate History Month” will now contain a passage acknowledging slavery.
  15. the post-racial world
    Virginia Governor Pretends Civil War Had Nothing to Do With SlaveryHe issues a Confederate History Month proclamation that never once mentions slavery.
  16. What to Eat
    What to Eat at SR24, Opening Friday in OaklandChef Josh Woodall brings his sustainable American eatery to the neighborhood of Pizzaiolo, Dona Tomas, and Bakesale Betty.
  17. Mediavore
    Paula Deen Cancels Pantages Date; Sean Penn Charged in Brentwood Country MartA famously volatile actor pays for his post-lunch scuffle and a famously chirpy Southern chef will not make a stop in L.A.
  18. Openings
    Marlowe Comes Online February 16th, and They’re Seeking Culinary QuotesSouth’s replacement seeks culinary quotes for their windows.
  19. Booze You Can Use
    Game On at Brooklyn BarsNew bars in Brooklyn boast arcade games and Skee-Ball.
  20. Reopenings
    South to Ditch Down-Under Theme for FrenchAustralian-themed restaurant South will get a new concept and redesign in 2010.
  21. Closings
    South, Pickles Closing in End-Of-Year CrashLate 2009 has not been a good time for several high-profile restaurants.
  22. Openings
    New York and Chi-Town Slices Unite at NY&C Pizza in Santa MonicaSanta Monica’s new pizza joint unites Chicago and New York-style pies.
  23. early and often
    Does Obama Herald a New Democratic Era in the South?If so, it’s being driven by a coalition of voters American politics has never seen before.
  24. early and often
    The Surprising Facets of Last Night’s Unsurprising Obama Victory As you probably already know, but perhaps haven’t been much thinking about, Barack Obama won the Mississippi primary last night. It was a big win, something like 60 percent to 37 percent. Clinton didn’t make much of an effort in the state, so she probably didn’t take the loss too hard — for a woman who claims to want to seat the Michigan and Florida delegations so that every Democratic voter can feel like he’s been listened to, she’s certainly been ignoring a large amount of them. But the exit-poll numbers indicate a few surprises. For one thing, Hillary Clinton received the lion’s share of crossover votes (Republican voters who vote in the Democratic primary), which is a first — every other time crossover voting has been included, Obama has trumped her with this group. But this time, Hillary took them 3 to 1. Obama took 90 percent of the black vote, and Hillary did better than usual with the white vote, which Politico’s Ben Smith chalks up to the attitudes of southern white voters. And finally, Obama won either five or seven delegates more than Hillary did last night, depending on who is counting. This effectively erases any ground she may have gained after her big wins last Tuesday. We will now return to our round-the-clock Eliot Spitzer hookapalooza coverage. Mississippi Crossovers [Talking Points Memo] Mississippi Delegates [Politico] The Magnolia State Stats [Stumper/Newsweek] Obama Wins In Mississippi [NYT]