Dirty Secrets By Osha Gray Davidson While the nation was distracted with war and terrorism, the Bush administration has been busy dismantling bedrock environmental laws and handling out favors to the biggest polluters.
Down Upon the Suwannee By Ted Williams In what has become its modus operandi, Bush’s EPA quietly changed the rules affecting wetlands. For Florida’s most famous river — and thousands of miles of other waterways — the effects could be devastating.
No Clear Skies By Donovan Webster and Michael Scherer In the refintery town of Port Arthur, Texas, residents stock up on asthma inhalers and eyewash. Now that the Clean Air Act is being gutted, they have few other options.
The Death of Rachel Corrie By Joshua Hammer Lionized by some, villified by others, forgotten by most: Retracing the steps of the American college student crushed by an Israeli bulldozer.
Who’s Got the Blues? By David Hajdu Now that every baby boomer can sing “Sweet Home Chicago,” has the blues been co-opted and whitewashed? Or does it still have relevance beyond closing time? E X T R A : Hearing the Blues
End of the Road By Rebecca Paley He’s performed 21,000 late-term abortions. He’s treated housewives, socialites, rape victims, and prostitutes. It’s brutal gruesome work, the doctor says, but somebody’s got to do it.