James Ridgeway is the author of "Blood in the Face," a book chronicling the far right during the last quarter of the 20th century. He also produced a documentary with the same name with collaborators Anne Bohlen and Kevin Rafferty.
In an fruitless effort to erradicate Colombian coca crops, the U.S. continues to fumigate the countryside with toxic herbicides. The EPA is aware of environmental and health risks, but continues to sit on its hands.
Abortion foes have mapped a two-part strategy to chip away at reproductive rights. The plan begins with stacking the judiciary with antiabortion judges and ends with a string of state and federal legislation that puts services out of reach for many of America's most vulnerable women.
The recounting of votes in Florida may end up feeding lawsuits in the next few weeks and conspiracy theories for years to come. The only decisive blow was made to the Green party, which was drubbed across the country.