This week in OtherWords, Marge Baker sizes up the next big campaign-finance case before the Supreme Court, Chuck Collins explains why you should see Inequality for All, and Jason Salzman predicts that Colorado isn’t going to be split into two states. On our blog, Jim Hightower surprises himself by saluting Nixon and Kathryn Cassibry laments the collective shoulder shrugs that followed last week’s mass shootings at Washington’s Navy Yard and a Chicago park.
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- Citizens United, the Sequel / Marge Baker
With its ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court could deepen the damage it has already done to our campaign finance laws.
- Faster Chicken Processing, More Injured Workers / Tom Fritzsche
The USDA proposal for poultry plants would make a bad situation worse.
- Our Road to Elysium / Chuck Collins
Robert Reich’s new film Inequality for All exposes America’s growing wealth disparities.
- No North Colorado on the Horizon / Jason Salzman
The state’s alleged secession movement is a right-wing media stunt.
- Taking Stock of Factory Farm Pollution / Wenonah Hauter
The EPA has to stop standing by while factory farming pollutes our airways and watersheds and poisons our communities.
- Bursts of Light and Fresh Air / Donald Kaul
Peace and tolerance are starting to break out.
- A Golden Rule that Might Chip Away at Inequality / Sam Pizzigati
By making it mandatory for corporations to disclose the gap between what they pay their chief executives and most typical workers, the government will empower investors and consumers to compare individual corporations by their level of CEO greed.
- Junking Food Is Bad for Everyone / Jill Richardson
The food Americans waste could help end hunger in this nation.
- Colorado’s Fracking Disaster / Jim Hightower
In Colorado’s flood-struck areas, a tsunami of floodwater and destructive debris swamped fracking infrastructure.
- The Latest Trend in Trade Secrets / William A. Collins
The Obama administration is quietly forging two deals that are being written by and for the benefit of corporations, to the detriment of workers and consumers.
- USS Inequality / Khalil Bendib cartoonEmily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org