Hard Labor

The organic food industry, which prides itself on a gentler approach to land and the people who work it, is little different in its shabby treatment of a low-paid immigrant workforce.

Hotel U.S.A.

The government is planning on building detention and relocation centers with 40,000 beds and barracks for an undetermined “immigration emergency” — courtesy Kellogg, Brown and Root.

Cult of Character

The “secular” Character Training Institute is a front for evangelist Bill Gothard’s reconstructionist Christian vision, trying to change America one school, one police force, one city at a time.

A Death in McAllen

As Medicaid payments to nursing homes stagnate, regulation is weakened, and a Texas law capping damages for pain and suffering in all medical malpractice suits is enacted, the death of Noe Martinez Sr. reveals a coming crisis in the nursing home industry.