Emily Schwartz Greco was the Institute’s op-ed manager and ran OtherWords. OtherWords is a non-profit editorial service that distributes progressive commentary and cartoons to approximately 1,700 editors at newspapers and new media outlets across the nation. She is also an OtherWords weekly columnist. As a writing coach , she had trained a group of New Economy Maryland fellows to write more effectively for the public.

Prior to coming to IPS in 2003, Emily covered foreign policy and economics in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as Washington and New York, for the Dow Jones and Bloomberg News services. She earned a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in Latin American studies and history from the University of Texas at Austin. She has traveled extensively in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two young children.


Black Youth and Elusive Freedom

As I weep over the death of America’s black men, I remember my brother’s struggle for his freedom against unnecessary police searches.

Amplifying Authentic Voices to Change the National Conversation

IPS’s former OtherWords editor Emily Schwartz Greco spent years putting together an ensemble of unconventional thinkers and opening the doors to let their voices be heard.

Reactors Put Us at Risk for Nuclear Terrorism

Nuclear power plants are already rife with operational safety issues. Now security questions render them unacceptably perilous, too.

Donald Trump’s Run Could Shatter the Republican Party

The GOP probably can’t win the White House in 2016 with Trump or without him.

Oil and Gas Executive Was a Wrecking Ball Businessman

Fracking pioneer Aubrey McClendon, who crashed his car the day after he was indicted by a grand jury, epitomized the oil and gas industry’s destructive nature.

Al Gore Moves to the Bright Side

Investments in renewable energy are exploding, while fossil fuel bastions grow desperate

Brainstorming a Greener Leap Year

Try to devote a few of those bonus hours in 2016 to picturing life after fossil fuels.

Scalia’s Ghost Can’t Save Oil, Gas, and Coal

The Clean Power Plan probably got a reprieve when the arch-conservative jurist died.

How Many Natural Gas Leaks Will it Take to Change Public Opinion on Fracking?

The latest fracking disaster in California should help to finally erase the industry’s undeserved reputation as a clean energy source.

Will the Oil Market Drown in Its Own Supply?

The Iranian gusher means prices won’t rebound anytime soon.

How Ethanol Became a Wedge Issue in Iowa

As Donald Trump and Ted Cruz face off over ethanol, the argument is of far greater consequence for the climate than the 2016 presidential race.

Is President Obama Finally Abandoning His All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy?

As Nevada short-circuits its solar boom, the White House gets more committed to renewable energy.

13 Years After U.S. Occupation of Iraq Began, Threats to ‘Take Their Oil’

A breakdown of Donald Trump’s latest nonsensical sloganeering.

Enstrictly Speaking, 2016 Could Be a Trailrazer

Trumpalist isn’t a word, at least not yet.

A Green and Dirty Gift

The GOP-led Congress rushed to help the Obama administration meet U.S. commitments under the Paris climate deal.

Don’t Be a Fossil-Foolish Investor

The purely financial case for ditching oil, gas, and coal is getting stronger.

A Big Fat Radioactive Lie

Billionaires are hyping nuclear power as a magic cure for climate change.

Why Justin Trudeau Makes Me Jealous of Canada

The new prime minister is championing inclusivity and tolerance.

Who Can Follow This Climate Leader?

President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline while backing increased oil, gas, and coal production.

Big Oil Can’t Go On Like This

The industry is scaling back to keep investors happy.

Op-Ed Manager

Dodging the Fiscal Swindle

The Galesburg (IL) Planet | December 9, 2012

Dodging the Fiscal Swindle

The (Los Angeles CA) Bell Gardens Sun | December 6, 2012

Just Don’t Say Climate Change

The Reporter (Palos Heights IL) | October 4, 2012

Just Don’t Say Climate Change

The Bemidji (MN) Pioneer | October 3, 2012

Washington’s Democratic Double-Standard

The Register Citizen (Torrington CT) | August 11, 2012

Washington’s Democratic Double-Standard

The Alliance (OH) Review | August 7, 2012

Donald Kaul’s Breather

The Des Moines (IA) Register | July 26, 2012

Donald Kaul’s Breather

The Mason City (IA) Globe Gazette | July 24, 2012

Making Sense of Poverty Numbers

Common Dreams | September 24, 2010

Making Sense of Poverty Numbers

Denver Post | September 24, 2010