Scientists and farmers are collaborating on a quest for more efficient irrigation. Now, software is adding piles of new data to help manage water on the farm.
The debate over the death penalty is situated in a tragic little corner of the US "culture wars," where some Southerners insist that their moral beliefs require them to execute thy neighbor.
Andy Kroll is a reporter in the D.C. bureau of Mother Jones magazine and an associate editor at TomDispatch.com. He will never again sleep on the frigid stone floor of a state capitol.