This week in OtherWords, Ryan Alexander weighs in on the price we’re paying for our do-nothing Congress and Jill Richardson notes that good food must come with at least a pinch of humility.
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- Dud Congress Breaks with a Thud / Ryan Alexander
Our nation needs — and deserves — a legislature that works.
- How to Move Millions into the Middle Class / Richard Kirsch
President Obama should issue an executive order to guarantee a living wage for millions of workers employed by federal contractors.
- Kiss of Death / Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
Why is lead in lipstick?
- How I Exposed an Undercover Cop / Lacy MacAuley
Spying on protestors is the worst violation of our freedom.
- The Devil Is in the Taxes / Donald Kaul
My foolproof plan will rescue our society from the sleazy grasp of special-interest politics.
- The Bezillionaire Times / Sam Pizzigati
Amazon’s take-no-prisoners business model made founder Jeff Bezos staggeringly rich while stranding thousands of warehouse workers on the borderline of poverty.
- Hold the Pomposity / Jill Richardson
You can’t produce good food without some humility.
- Get Radio-Active / Jim Hightower
Thousands of low-power radio broadcast licenses will be up for grabs by non-profit, community groups this October.
- As the World Drowns / William A. Collins
Let’s do something before it’s too late.
- Climate Change We Can Believe In / Khalil Bendib Cartoon
Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org