The Lineup: Week of June 18-24, 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

Broken Planet, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib