This Week in OtherWords: February 27, 2013
February 27, 2013 · By Emily Schwartz Greco
Jo Comerford likens the imminent across-the-board budget cuts to a truck careening toward a brick wall.
This week in OtherWords, Jo Comerford likens the imminent across-the-board budget cuts to a truck careening toward a brick wall and Jill Richardson explains what’s wrong with an ingredient found in most liquid soaps that Americans use.
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- A Global Spotlight on Voter Suppression / Ron Carver
Heinous schemes to limit the right to vote keep appearing in state legislatures.
- We’ve Got to Get Out of That Place / Usha Sahay and John Isaacs
Rather than prolonging the quagmire in Afghanistan, Obama should take this opportunity to finally to honor his commitment to bring our troops home.
- Why Use a Bludgeon When a Calculator Will Do? / Jo Comerford
Some lawmakers have an almost-mythical resistance to raising revenue at a moment when affluent individuals and big corporations have the lowest tax burden in more than half a century.
- Give the Post Office a Break / Donald Kaul
If the Postal Service were run like Congress, postal workers would only show up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays — except when they were on vacation, which would be a lot.
- A Triumph of Sewage and Stench / Sam Pizzigati
It takes more than a nice cruise ship buffet to make a billionaire.
- We’re All Guinea Pigs / Jill Richardson
I don’t want to expose the most precious people in my life to an endocrine disruptor.
- The Organized Sports Racket / Jim Hightower
Big sports teams toss unwise investments to taxpayers and let them fumble.
- What Post-Racial America? / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
It will take more than President Barack Obama’s tenure to vanquish American prejudice and racial injustice.
- Declaring Victory in Afghanistan / Khalil Bendib cartoon
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