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.
Dick Meister is a San Francisco-based freelance columnist who has covered labor ad politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his web site, dickmeister.com.