Stories by James Ridgeway

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. subscribe to James Ridgeway's feed

Posted on: Oct 11, 2012, Source: Comment Is Free

Thousands of teenagers, some as young as 14 or 15, are routinely subjected by US prisons to psychological torture.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2011, Source: Al Jazeera English

Antipsychotics are the single top-selling therapeutic class of prescription drugs in the United States.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

The TSA has a dismal record of enriching private corporations with failed technologies. Will the "digital strip search" device just bring more of the same?

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source: CounterPunch

'Moderation' has come to mean weighing the interests of campaign contributors -- Big Pharma vs. the insurance companies -- with little concern for the American people.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: Mother Jones Online

As the Senate negotiates its health-care reform bill, liberals appear ready to throw in the towel on a real public option.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2009, Source: MotherJones.com

What starts with "f," ends with "k," and means "screw your workers"? That's right -- 401(k).

Posted on: Aug 2, 2009, Source: Mother Jones Online

Government agents arrest a white separatist accused of a bombing. What took them so long?

Posted on: Jun 5, 2009, Source: MotherJones.com

Alleged murderer Scott Roeder was once a white separatist before he became an anti-choice zealot -- many others have followed the same deadly path.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2008, Source: Mother Jones

Remember Bush's signature health care initiative? I need it to survive -- and that's not very reassuring.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2006, Source: Mother Jones

The Foley cover-up is just the tip of the iceberg. If the Democrats succeed in retaking Congress this fall, here are five investigations they should get started on right away.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2003, Source: Village Voice

Almost half of the projected benefits from President Bush's plan to scrap taxes on dividends will go to the 1 percent of the population whose incomes top $1 million.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2002, Source: Village Voice

Voters sent a message Tuesday by showing virtually no opposition to an impending war on Iraq.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2002, Source: Village Voice

Be the first on your block to make a buck off of Bush's war on Iraq.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2002, Source: Village Voice

The word in Washington is that Bush will invade Iraq right after the fall congressional elections, just in time to get the war out of the way before his own presidential campaign swings into gear.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2001, Source: Village Voice

The Pakistani press is reporting numerous massacres, including the wholesale slaughter of 1,700 Taliban troops, by marauding Northern Alliance soldiers.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2001, Source: Village Voice

Already precarious from years of internal conflict, Pakistan's alliance with the U.S. could push the country into civil war.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2001, Source: Village Voice

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.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2001, Source: Village Voice

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.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2001, Source: Village Voice

Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton ushers in an America where polluters police themselves and environmentalists go extinct.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2000, Source: Village Voice

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.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2000, Source: Village Voice

To be able to vote their conscience but not spoil the election for Gore, Nader supporters have devised a clever new scheme for swapping votes on Election Day.