April 15, 2005By
While millions of Americans stress over their tax forms, a few have decided not to file for moral reasons. Maria Macia speaks with folks who don’t want their money being used to finance a war.
Also, Mat Louis-Rosenberg delves into the case against government contractor Custer Battles (the name’s no joke). It’s a story with all the twists and turns of a John Grisham thriller. Death threats, graft, dueling lawyers and more.
Finally, Catharine Parnell takes us to the opium poppy fields of Afghanistan. Despite efforts to eradicate this illicit crop, drug production levels are higher than before the US intervened. What sort of an ally is Afghanistan when its economy is so reliant on the drug trade?