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The Lineup: Week of June 25-July 1, 2012

June 25, 2012 ·

In this week's OtherWords editorial package, William Barclay explains why we need a Robin Hood tax on financial transactions and Robert Alvarez warns that the nation's nuclear safety policies fall short of what's needed. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, please do.

  1. The Tea Party Shtick / Sam Pizzigati
    Our founders wouldn't be amused.
  2. The Robin Hood Tax / William Barclay
    Finance should once again support the real economy of goods and services.
  3. A Radioactive Conflict of Interest / Robert Alvarez
    Having the Energy Department manage radiation health research makes as much sense as giving tobacco companies the authority to see if smoking is bad for you.
  4. Big Cable's Plan to Lock Down Your Future / Timothy Karr
    While the likes of Comcast and Time Warner Cable have every right to profit from their investments and services, they shouldn't abuse their dominant market share to remake our Internet in their image.
  5. One Weak Domino / Donald Kaul
    Other countries have problems, but Greece's are an encyclopedia of bad behavior.
  6. Afghanistan's Corrupt Oligarchy / Jim Hightower
    The brothers of Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's incompetent, impossibly vain, and dishonest president, have amassed astonishing fortunes.
  7. Bilked by Banks / William A. Collins
    Wall Street's misdeeds haven't loomed large this election year.
  8. Super Highway Robbery / Khalil Bendib

Super Highway Robbery, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Lineup: Week of June 18-24, 2012

June 18, 2012 ·

In this week's OtherWords editorial package, Matias Ramos weighs in on President Obama's new immigration policy and Janet Redman looks at what's at stake in this week's Rio+20 environmental summit. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, please do.

  1. The Elephant in Rio / Janet Redman
    Don't bank on a new "green economy" to solve our climate challenges.
  2. Obama's DREAM Gambit / Matias Ramos
    With this new immigration policy, Obama is galvanizing his reelection prospects and potentially boosting support for many Democratic congressional candidates in November.
  3. Low-Wage Nation / Peter Edelman
    Poverty and inequality are threatening our democracy.
  4. Making the World Safer for the Next Bernie Madoff / Joe Newman
    Lawmakers are pushing a bill that would hand the oversight of investment advisers to an organization with an inherent conflict of interest.
  5. Running for Magician-in-Chief / Donald Kaul
    Republicans are embracing a dangerous Marxist philosophy.
  6. Wisconsin's Alien Seed / Jim Hightower
    There can be no joy in the fact that money rules.
  7. The War on Drugs Is the Dumbest of Them All / William A. Collins
    We went through this exercise once before with Prohibition.
  8. Broken Planet / Khalil Bendib

Broken Planet, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Lineup: Week of June 11-17, 2012

June 11, 2012 ·

In this week's OtherWords editorial package, Robin Broad and John Cavanagh explain why a Canadian company's lawsuit against the government of El Salvador threatens democracy everywhere. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, please do.

  1. Mining Gold, Undermining Democracy / Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
    Neither foreign investors nor unelected tribunals deserve the power to trump democratically elected leaders.
  2. Wisconsin Wakeup Call / John Stauber
    It's too simple to say that money bought this election.
  3. Clearing the Air / Andrew Korfhage
    Many health care organizations have joined environmental advocates like the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council in supporting a new EPA rule that would curb the deadly pollution spewed from the next generation of coal-fired power plants.
  4. Blowing a Chance to Save American Jobs / Dave Hamilton
    Congress must renew a successful tax credit supporting the budding wind power industry.
  5. Recalling the Gilded Age / Donald Kaul
    Americans just won't take greed from their next-door neighbors.
  6. These Steaks May Stick to Your Ribs / Jim Hightower
    While meat glue is widely used, corporations peddling molded meat aren't eager to let us consumers in on their little secret.
  7. Our Press Freedom is under Fire / William A. Collins
    In its latest assessment, Reporters Without Borders ranked the United States No. 47 for media freedom.
  8. Solidarity in Reverse / Khalil Bendib

Solidarity in Reverse, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Focus on Food: Week of June 4-10, 2012

June 4, 2012 ·

This week's OtherWords editorial package tackles several challenging food issues. Jim Hightower explains why he's worried about a new kind of corn in a short column accompanied by Khalil Bendib's cartoon. Three op-eds address New York City's proposed soda ban, mad cow disease, and federally funded programs that feed kids in need during the long summer break. And Donald Kaul responds to readers who reject his personal take on a vegan diet. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, please do.

  1. Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger / Sam Pizzigati
    If we really want to narrow our waistbands, we have to narrow the income gaps that divide us.
  2. The United Nations is Failing Syria / Frank Jannuzi
    Now is the time for the world's leaders to show support for human rights in practice, not just words.
  3. Not Only the Cows Are Mad / John Stauber
    Our government must stop relying on an inadequate testing system and outlaw the feeding of cow blood, fat, and protein to cattle.
  4. Summertime Hunger Spike / Marian Wright Edelman
    There simply aren't enough programs available to serve all the children who need them.
  5. Bitter Broccoli / Donald Kaul
    Life without funny is too great a price to pay for good health.
  6. Mother Nature Doesn't Quit / Jim Hightower
    So much of Monsanto's poison was spread in the past decade that weeds naturally developed a resistance to it.
  7. Send in the Drones / William A. Collins
    Running the world is a lot of work.
  8. Killing Fields / Khalil Bendib

Killing Fields, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Lineup: Week of May 28-June 3, 2012

May 28, 2012 ·

In this week's OtherWords editorial package, Salvatore Babones calls for a flat tax on Social Security that would enable the government to make the payroll tax cut permanent. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, please do.

  1. Social Security's Dual-Income Trap / Salvatore Babones
    Families with two breadwinners can end up paying more than twice as much in Social Security taxes as families with just one income.
  2. Pentagon Spending Spree / Elizabeth Rose
    Throwing money at the military doesn't buy us safety.
  3. The Changing Face of America / Marc Morial
    While the African-American and Latino communities are growing, our fight for civil rights and equality is far from over.
  4. Diplomacy Is the Only Way Forward with Iran / Laicie Olson
    The parties must come to a compromise through negotiations.
  5. Walmart's Unsurprising Bribes / Donald Kaul
    Bribery is as American as apple pie.
  6. Lobby Responsibly / Jim Hightower
    Anheuser-Busch and other big brewers blocked a Nebraska bill that would have curbed sales targeted at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
  7. What Medical Mistakes? / William A. Collins
    Privilege rules at U.S. hospitals and patients are at the mercy of powerful players who operate with impunity.
  8. United States of Walmart / Khalil Bendib

The United States of Walmart, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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