This week in OtherWords, Bob Lord explains why cutting IRS spending is counter-productive and Jill Richardson weighs in on the government’s latest efforts to do something about food safety. Sam Pizzigati is still taking some time off.
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- Exploited by Your Tax Dollars / Martha Burk
The federal government supports more U.S. low wage jobs than McDonald’s and Walmart put together.
- The Real IRS Scandal / Bob Lord
By choking enforcement efforts, IRS budget cuts make the deficit even bigger.
- An Opportunity to Work with Iran / Laicie Heeley
Under President Rouhani, tensions over Iran’s nuclear program could subside.
- The Bully Party / Donald Kaul
This sure isn’t the representative democracy the Founders were after.
- Beefing Up Food Safety / Jill Richardson
The government’s new effort to strengthen its weak inspection system for imported food isn’t going to cover everything we eat from foreign countries.
- Steve Cohen, Meet Al Capone / Jim Hightower
More than 80 years after the big-time mobster got busted for tax evasion, the feds may bar a cocky hedge fund manager from trading for his “failure to supervise.”
- Just Follow the Oil / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
Washington’s fuss over Iran has more to do with its natural gas and oil reserves than anything else.
- Iran Takes Note of a Non-Proliferation Breakthrough / 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