This Week in OtherWords: September 17-23, 2012

This week, OtherWords is running Katie Halper’s second guest column. Her latest commentary unpacks Rep. Joe Walsh’s “greatest hits.” We’re also featuring an op-ed by Peter Hart about how the important issue of poverty just isn’t getting enough campaign coverage.

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  1. Baseball Escapism / Saul Landau
    It’s a big business, like all professional sports, that uses good old American values to lure customers.
  2. The Latest Battle in the War on Voting / Marge Baker
    The kind of big government the Right likes is the kind that keeps certain people from voting.
  3. Poor Visibility / Peter Hart
    The mainstream media needs to step up its reporting on poverty as a campaign issue.
  4. Disabled on the Job, Fired without Severance or Benefits / Jess Hunter-Bowman
    A GM subsidiary is providing an unlikely test for the U.S.-Colombia trade deal’s labor provisions.
  5. Chicago and the Psychology of Teacher Bashing / Sam Pizzigati
    In a deeply unequal society, the affluent will always sneer at public services and the men and women who provide them.
  6. Joe Walsh’s Greatest Hits / Katie Halper
    It’s not easy to disrespect the disabled and the military in the same breath.
  7. Ryan Runs Into the Truth / Jim Hightower
    Whether you run a marathon or run for office, facts and integrity matter.
  8. Cigarettes: The Killer that Won’t Die / William A. Collins
    Taxes trump cancer every time.
  9. Second-Hand Smoke / Khalil Bendib cartoon
Second-Hand Smoke, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Second-Hand Smoke, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib