In this week’s OtherWords editorial package, Margot McMillen explains why the opposition to a new kind of genetically engineered corn is growing as fast as the hardy superweeds it’s supposed to destroy. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do.
- Crushing College Dreams / Marc Morial
On the very day that student loan debt reached the $1-trillion mark, Senate Republicans blocked a vote to extend the 3.4-percent interest rate on student loans for another year.
- We Can’t Afford Energy Subsidies and Tax Breaks / Ryan Alexander
Energy subsidies are obsolete, ineffective, and a huge waste of valuable public resources at a time when we are rummaging through the couch cushions to find loose change to pay for our ballooning deficits and debt.
- Let’s Resist Herbicide-Resistant Crops / Margot McMillen
For farmers, fishermen, and consumers working to rebuild the fragile local food economy, a new kind of corn engineered to withstand toxic weedkillers is a disaster.
- The Truth’s Liberal Tilt / Jason Salzman
There’s no media bias in citing facts about Obama’s record.
- Remembering Charles Colson / Donald Kaul
Tricky Dick’s master of dirty tricks became a Christian prison reformer but was no saintly do-gooder.
- Feeding Obesity / Jim Hightower
The “Heart Attack Grill” takes pride in food that’s deep-fried.
- The State of the Military-Industrial Complex Is Strong / William A. Collins
If weapons orders get diverted, so do campaign contributions.
- Passing the Top Hat / Khalil Bendib