When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, he claimed the law was “not about discrimination.” But employers there can fire workers for being gay or trans — and they do, all the time.
After Haiti’s earthquake, the Clinton Foundation promised hurricane shelters that would double as classrooms. But they delivered shoddy, formaldehyde-tainted trailers from the same company that supplied FEMA after Katrina.
Camden, New Jersey, was once an industrial giant, employing tens of thousands in its shipyards and factories. Now it’s a poster child for postindustrial decay — and its streets are filled with the unemployed.
The Minutemen were the nation’s largest border vigilante group before financial scandals and criminal violence tore them apart. Now former leaders are bringing their anti-immigrant politics inside the Tea Party.
In Texas, the combination of abstinence education and anti-abortion stigma is driving some women away from abortion clinics — to unsafe do-it-yourself chemical abortions at home. Is the post-Roe era already here?
To make room for its ecotourism industry, Tanzania is forcing villagers off their land. And a $16,500-a-night “bush-chic” reserve owned by hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones is one of the beneficiaries.
With its deep pockets, the Templeton Foundation is rewriting the academic landscape by giving scientific legitimacy to religion. And the new chairman of the ‘nonpartisan’ group has strong ties to the far right.
Chuck Luther is the latest victim of the military willfully misdiagnosing injured soldiers with a “pre-existing” personality disorder — and discharging them without the health benefits they desperately need.
Marines with PTSD tend to go untreated by the Corps, developing depression and substance abuse problems. When this leads to charges of misconduct, many end up jailed or discharged without badly needed benefits.
Jeremy Scahill reports on the Bush administration’s growing dependence on private security forces such as Blackwater USA and efforts in Congress to rein them in. This article is adapted from his new book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books).