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This Week in OtherWords: April 23, 2014

Jim Hightower weighs in on the latest skirmish in the war on voting.

This week in OtherWords, Marjorie Elizabeth Wood explains how taxpayers help foot the cost of massive pay packages for restaurant-industry execs who lobby against raising the minimum wage and Jim Hightower weighs in on the latest skirmish in the war on voting.

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  1. A Disappointing TV Breakthrough / Kathi Wolfe
    Growing Up Fisher isn’t winning over this legally blind viewer.
  2. Fasting to Pierce the Silence from Congress on Immigration / Diana Anahi Torres-Valverde
    Women are joining together in creative ways to call for more sensible immigration policies.
  3. Paying for the Climate Change Pivot / Emily Schwartz Greco and John Feffer
    The Pentagon needs to put its money where its mouth is.
  4. The High Price of Cheap Chicken / Jill Richardson
    New rules could make slaughterhouses more dangerous for workers while increasing risks for consumers.
  5. Meanwhile, the War on Tobacco Limps Ahead / William A. Collins
    Nicotine is a legal and addictive drug.
  6. This Voting Measure Has Got to Go / Jim Hightower
    The biological need to pee just trumped the political right to vote in the Sunshine State.
  7. Waiter, Am I Subsidizing Your Pay? / Marjorie Elizabeth Wood
    The rest of us need to stop picking up the restaurant industry’s tab.
  8. When Congress Serves the Other NRA / Khalil Bendib Cartoon

    When Congress Serves the Other NRA, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    When Congress Serves the Other NRA, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org @ESGreco