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This Week in OtherWords: September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013 ·

This week in OtherWords, Donald Kaul and Mitchell Zimmerman weigh in on the specter of U.S. military action against Syria and Sanho Tree unpacks the political ramifications of the Justice Department's new approach to states that legalize pot for recreational use.

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  1. The Political Side Effects of Tolerating Legal Pot / Sanho Tree
    Attorney General Eric Holder has placed a ticking time bomb on the GOP's doorstep that could detonate during the 2016 presidential elections.
  2. Good Governance Must Start With the Courts / Marge Baker
    What we need from Congress is meaningful governance, not mindless and partisan gridlock.
  3. Deadly Double Standards / Mitchell Zimmerman
    The American people, like the Brits, can stop a Western war with Syria before it starts.
  4. Another View of the Capitol / Isaiah J. Poole
    Now isn't the time to cut the supports the economy needs to grow again.
  5. Exporting Unrest to Colombia / Jeanine Legato
    The South American country's recently enacted free-trade deal with the United States is devastating for its farmers.
  6. There We Go Again / Donald Kaul
    Any U.S. war with Syria will turn out badly.
  7. The Political Calculations behind Growing Inequality / Sam Pizzigati
    A gusher of campaign cash is driving our politicians to comfort the already comfortable.
  8. California’s Smarter Stewards / Jill Richardson
    Native Americans mastered caring for this land long before the first European even knew it existed.
  9. Our Bullish Sock Market / Jim Hightower
    The drive to pay workers less and less is leaving Americans unable to buy much besides essentials.
  10. The Nuclear Industry’s Meltdown / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    The former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says every single reactor in the nation should be shut down, starting with the riskiest.
  11. Obama’s Bloody Red Line / Khalil Bendib

    Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org 

    Obama's Bloody Red Line, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib 
This Week in OtherWords: August 28, 2013

August 28, 2013 ·

This week in OtherWords, Sam Pizzigati and Emily Swift unpack the shocking findings from the 20th yearly edition of the Executive Excess report on runaway CEO pay from the Institute for Policy Studies. I also encourage you to read the full report, which my IPS colleagues are releasing today.

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  1. The Men’s Club / Emily Swift
    Just 1 percent of America’s top-paid CEOs are women.
  2. Where Are the Women? / Amy Kroin
    Even with Jill Abramson at the editorial helm, men still dominate The New York Times.
  3. America the Wild and Beautiful / Dan Ritzman
    We must protect our wilderness areas for future generations.
  4. Mexican Food for Thought / Chris Schillig
    Our nation has a long way to fall before we reach Mexico’s level of impoverishment, but some of our lawmakers appear willing to get there faster.
  5. Nelson Mandela’s Distinction / Donald Kaul
    In forgiving his enemies, he achieved true greatness.
  6. Paying for Poor Performance / Sam Pizzigati
    Over the past two decades, the myth of CEOs earning their runaway pay packages has grown into the ultimate scam.
  7. Back to School Lunch / Jill Richardson
    Hungry and poorly nourished kids don’t learn very well.
  8. Razing the Garden of Eden / Jim Hightower
    A Texas police operation resorted to paramilitary force in its fruitless search for pot plants.
  9. Don’t Embarrass Authority / William A. Collins
    Revealing the wrongdoing of the powerful is a core task in sustaining a functioning democracy.
  10. Heads They Win, Tails We Lose / Khalil Bendib cartoon 

    Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org

     Heads They Win, Tails We Lose, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib
This Week in OtherWords: August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013 ·

This week in OtherWords, Fredric Rolando describes how letter carriers often serve their customers across the country in unexpected ways and Sam Pizzigati discusses how Utah's distinction as one of the most economically equal states is fading.

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  1. The False Choice between Security and Liberty / Aimee Thomson
    How much of our privacy and how many of our constitutional rights are we willing to give up to protect this country from violent attack?
  2. When Postal Workers Double as First Responders / Fredric Rolando
    They're often the only watchful eyes in a neighborhood when most residents are at work or school.
  3. The Un-American Way / Wenonah Hauter
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal threatens food safety and public health.
  4. Et Tu, Buddhist? / Donald Kaul
    In every war, both sides claim that God's on their side.
  5. In America’s West, Equality Takes a Hit / Sam Pizzigati
    Utah may be losing its egalitarian advantage.
  6. The Fake Thing / Jill Richardson
    With a newfound exercise obsession, Coca-Cola and other companies are trying to shift the blame for what they're doing to our health.
  7. Wall Street’s Fix for Homelessness / Jim Hightower
    A former hedge fund manager believes that charity causes poverty.
  8. The Medical-Industrial Complex / William A. Collins
    Our health industry's big players focus on making as much money as possible.
  9. Patients vs Profits / Khalil Bendib

    Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org 
Patients vs Profits, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib
This Week in OtherWords: August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013 ·

This week in OtherWords, Ryan Alexander weighs in on the price we’re paying for our do-nothing Congress and Jill Richardson notes that good food must come with at least a pinch of humility.

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  1. Dud Congress Breaks with a Thud / Ryan Alexander
    Our nation needs — and deserves — a legislature that works.
  2. How to Move Millions into the Middle Class / Richard Kirsch
    President Obama should issue an executive order to guarantee a living wage for millions of workers employed by federal contractors.
  3. Kiss of Death / Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
    Why is lead in lipstick?
  4. How I Exposed an Undercover Cop / Lacy MacAuley
    Spying on protestors is the worst violation of our freedom.
  5. The Devil Is in the Taxes / Donald Kaul
    My foolproof plan will rescue our society from the sleazy grasp of special-interest politics.
  6. The Bezillionaire Times / Sam Pizzigati
    Amazon’s take-no-prisoners business model made founder Jeff Bezos staggeringly rich while stranding thousands of warehouse workers on the borderline of poverty.
  7. Hold the Pomposity / Jill Richardson
    You can’t produce good food without some humility.
  8. Get Radio-Active / Jim Hightower
    Thousands of low-power radio broadcast licenses will be up for grabs by non-profit, community groups this October.
  9. As the World Drowns / William A. Collins
    Let’s do something before it’s too late.
  10. Climate Change We Can Believe In / Khalil Bendib Cartoon
Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org

Climate Change We Can Believe In, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib
This Week in OtherWords: August 7, 2013

August 7, 2013 ·

This week in OtherWords, Sanjay Jolly describes the promising opportunities that a new wave of low-power FM stations will soon create, Jill Stein explains why she gave Bradley Manning a "presidential pardon," and William A. Collins and I put the rash of newspaper purchases by billionaires into perspective.

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  1. A Chance to Start Listening Locally / Sanjay Jolly
    Low-power FM radio levels the playing field of ideas and culture.
  2. Higher Education’s Complicity in the Trayvon Martin Tragedy / William B. Harvey
    Universities need to lead the way toward the national conversation on race we clearly need.
  3. Why I Granted Bradley Manning a Presidential Pardon / Jill Stein
    He was defending the highest principles of democracy by exposing U.S. war crimes and State Department deception.
  4. By George, You Don’t Get It / Donald Kaul
    Detroit was a one-industry company town run by executives who forgot how to make cars people wanted to buy.
  5. Blowing the Whistle on Philanthropy / Sam Pizzigati
    A scion of one of America's top fortunes has just exposed our "charitable-industrial complex."
  6. Coke’s Green Lipstick / Jill Richardson
    The only truly green thing about a new kind of Coke is the color of its label.
  7. The Border-Industrial Complex / Jim Hightower
    War profiteers have spied a new place they can militarize with their high-tech, high-cost weaponry.
  8. Unfit to Print / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Suddenly, all self-respecting billionaires need to own at least one newspaper.
  9. Aiding the Enemy / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org
     Aiding the Enemy, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib
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