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May 14, 2012 · By Emily Schwartz Greco
In this week's OtherWords editorial package, Sam Pizzigati puts Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's discarded U.S. citizenship into context and Booth Gunter discusses the grim conditions young inmates endured at a for-profit prison in Mississippi. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, please do.
- No Country for Rich Men / Sam Pizzigati
From Manhattan to Monaco, the world's wealthiest people are disconnecting into a class of stateless transients.
- Operation Lip Service / Chris Toensing
A year after President Obama promised that Washington would stop buttressing autocratic regimes, Bahrain's popular revolt is still being crushed.
- Bank of America's Healthier Roots / Scott Klinger and Chuck Collins
Founder Amadeo P. Giannini built a booming business while helping others improve their lot and their communities.
- Meting out Injustice in Mississippi / Booth Gunter
Prisoners, some as young as 13, are being brutalized in facilities owned by private companies that exist solely to turn a profit.
- Our Ruinous Game / Donald Kaul
Football fans have a high tolerance for pain -- in others -- and show little sympathy for the plight of the players who now are seeking redress for their injuries.
- Coddling the 10 Percent / Jim Hightower
To reel in these mid-level richies, bankers are offering to pamper them lavishly.
- Abortion Politics / William A. Collins
Although its opposition to abortion and family planning probably won't foment a landslide away from the Catholic Church, the steady erosion of membership is increasing.
- USS Excess / Khalil Bendib
May 7, 2012 · By Emily Schwartz Greco
In this week's OtherWords editorial package, Sarah Anderson underscores the dangers posed by Wall Street's lightning-speed computerized trading and Donald Kaul makes the case for eating more vegetables. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, please do.
- Wall Street's Speed Freaks / Sarah Anderson
The high-frequency trading that dominates the stock market could trigger another global financial crisis.
- Grassroots Victory / Carl Gibson
A coalition of big corporations has lost a battle to nab a huge tax break.
- A Watered-Down Education / Wenonah Hauter
Project WET's supposed mission is a slap in the face to any community that has had its water muscled away by Nestle.
- A More Meaningful Mother's Day Gift / Leslie Kantor
How about giving moms a little help with the birds and the bees?
- Vegan Confessions / Donald Kaul
The vegetable is a quick cure for much if not most of our health problems.
- Food Stamp Foolishness / Jim Hightower
Rep. Paul Ryan's trying to justify his abuse of the poor with religious lip service.
- The Pipeline from the Black Lagoon / William A. Collins
TransCanada's Keystone XL project is rotten.
- Vegan on Board / Khalil Bendib
April 30, 2012 · By Emily Schwartz Greco
In this week's OtherWords editorial package, Emira Woods puts Charles Taylor's war crimes in Liberia and Sierra Leone into context and David Elliot delivers a moving college commencement address to today's debt-ridden grads. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, please do.
- The Strange Case of Charles Taylor / Emira Woods
This long-awaited verdict against the former Liberian strongman brings some measure of justice to a region ripped apart by brutality, greed, and proxy wars.
- Shortchanging America / Chuck Collins and Scott Klinger
Verizon is the poster child for corporate irresponsibility.
- The Class of 2012's Choice / David Elliot
Today's graduates must change the world if they don't want to wind up flipping burgers.
- Walmart's Arrogance / Chris Tilly
The Walmex bribery scandal casts a spotlight on the retail giant's many offenses in North America.
- Declaration of War / Donald Kaul
Republican firebrands want to set Romney's agenda.
- ALEC's Comeuppance / Jim Hightower
Not only have the people rebelled, they've also organized and mobilized.
- U.S. Torturers are Still Awaiting Arrest / William A. Collins
Prosecution is an effective cure for torture.
- Graduating into Debt / Khalil Bendib
April 23, 2012 · By Emily Schwartz Greco
In this week's OtherWords editorial package, Jamin Raskin explains why Romney's choice of Robert Bork as a top advisor is troubling and Martha Burk weighs in on what's at stake for women this election year. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, please do.
- The War on Mommies / Martha Burk
We trot out flowers and overdone pancakes every Mother's Day, but the truth is we don't value our mothers enough.
- Romney's Borking Strategy / Jamin Raskin
Romney's choice of a Reagan administration relic for judicial guidance offers a scary glimpse of his plans for America.
- An Exit Strategy for Afghanistan / Jim Cason
The United States can't abandon the country, but our troops must leave.
- Immigration is a Human Rights Issue / Carlin Christy
Millions of lives have been disrupted and torn apart by harsh immigration enforcement practices.
- The Freedom to Fear / Donald Kaul
The only change the Supreme Court's majority believes in is change that takes us back to the 18th century.
- Two Heads Aren't Always Better than One / Jim Hightower
An alarming percentage of the fish found in creeks contaminated by J.R. Simplot's phosphate mining operations in Idaho are grossly deformed.
- This Economy Stinks Worse than You Think / William A. Collins
Too many top economic commentators are drawn from a pool of talking heads and economists who treat the welfare of corporations as a top priority.
- Gender Gap / Khalil Bendib
April 16, 2012 · By Emily Schwartz Greco
In this week's OtherWords editorial package, Donald Kaul connects the racist dots linking the Supreme Court's strip-search ruling and the Trayvon Martin case, and Raul A. Reyes says that if Romney chooses Marco Rubio as his running mate it wouldn't make Latino voters swoon. On our blog, I weigh in on the lack of byline diversity in the nation's top op-ed sections. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, please do.
- Pothole Nation / Sam Pizzigati
We can thank inequality for America's inadequate -- and increasingly unsafe -- basic infrastructure.
- Rubio's False Promise / Raul A. Reyes
He's on the wrong side of too many issues that matter to Latinos.
- Let's Protect Children, Not Guns / Marian Wright Edelman
If Congress passed stronger gun laws and closed loopholes, it would save lives.
- High-Speed Collusion / Joel Kelsey
Verizon wants to ink cartel-like deals with a cabal of cable companies -- its former competitors -- to resell each other's products.
- Breathing While Black / Donald Kaul
Strip searches are now legal after arrests for violating leash laws or riding a bicycle without an audible bell.
- The GOP's Money Man / Jim Hightower
Like ugly on a hog, Romney just can't hide the depth of his personal wealth.
- The Poor as Collateral Damage / William A. Collins
There are places where basic food, shelter, health care, and good schools are available to everyone, but not here.
- Crime Watch / Khalil Bendib (Cartoon)