This week in OtherWords, John Kiriakou, Donald Kaul, and Khalil Bendib weigh in on the real crimes that are surfacing thanks to the legal woes disgraced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert faces.
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- Tightening Whose Belt?/ Josh Hoxie
As a millennial, I take the push to ditch the estate tax personally.
- We’re All Taking Dirty Pictures/ Elizabeth O’Connell
Cloud computing comes with an enormous environmental price tag.
- Government by Bagmen/ Donald Kaul
Our experiment in self-governance has spawned a highest-bidder-take-all bazaar.
- Three Felonies a Day/ John Kiriakou
In the world’s most incarcerated country, some high-profile sex offenders walk free.
- A Green-Energy Founding Father/ Emily Schwartz Greco
Scott Sklar fights for independence from fossil fuels by being whimsical and wonky.
- Not About Us Without Us/ Jill Richardson
If you want to understand people who are different from you, listen to them directly.
- Odd Bedfellows for Liberty/ Jim Hightower
How one Democrat, one Republican, and one American in exile fought back against bulk surveillance.
- Tip of the Hastert/ Khalil Bendib