In this week’s OtherWords editorial package, Scott Williams explains why Congress should preserve funding that makes it safer to ride bicycles and John Feffer predicts that many political candidates will resort to anti-Islamic rhetoric between now and Election Day. You can also read my take on how the 2012 presidential race is shaping up on our blog. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do.
- Running Against Islam / John Feffer
Politicians indulge in anti-Islamic sentiment with near impunity.
- Soaking the Customer / Wenonah Hauter
Private companies are aggressively trying to expand their share of the water service market, and too often we’re getting a raw deal.
- Shifting Gears / Scott Williams
Just 1.5 percent of federal transportation funds support bicycling and walking projects.
- Playing Politics with the Courts / Marge Baker
Senate Republicans are blocking votes on judicial nominees, including uncontroversial ones.
- Party of God / Donald Kaul
You wouldn’t think it would take Him four shots to pick a winner.
- Stealing State Parks / Jim Hightower
Top politicos in many states are closing many of their parks, slashing hours and services at others, or simply handing over the public’s asset to profiteering corporations.
- Costly Labor Scam / William A. Collins
Savvy employers play one state against another when they plan new facilities.
- Islamophobic Contest / Khalil Bendib