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This Week in OtherWords: September 17-23, 2012

Katie Halper's second guest column unpacks Rep. Joe Walsh's "greatest hits."

Emily Schwartz Greco

This week, OtherWords is running Katie Halper’s second guest column. Her latest commentary unpacks Rep. Joe Walsh’s “greatest hits.” We’re also featuring an op-ed by Peter Hart about how the important issue of poverty just isn’t getting enough campaign coverage.

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  1. Baseball Escapism / Saul Landau
    It’s a big business, like all professional sports, that uses good old American values to lure customers.
  2. The Latest Battle in the War on Voting / Marge Baker
    The kind of big government the Right likes is the kind that keeps certain people from voting.
  3. Poor Visibility / Peter Hart
    The mainstream media needs to step up its reporting on poverty as a campaign issue.
  4. Disabled on the Job, Fired without Severance or Benefits / Jess Hunter-Bowman
    A GM subsidiary is providing an unlikely test for the U.S.-Colombia trade deal’s labor provisions.
  5. Chicago and the Psychology of Teacher Bashing / Sam Pizzigati
    In a deeply unequal society, the affluent will always sneer at public services and the men and women who provide them.
  6. Joe Walsh’s Greatest Hits / Katie Halper
    It’s not easy to disrespect the disabled and the military in the same breath.
  7. Ryan Runs Into the Truth / Jim Hightower
    Whether you run a marathon or run for office, facts and integrity matter.
  8. Cigarettes: The Killer that Won’t Die / William A. Collins
    Taxes trump cancer every time.
  9. Second-Hand Smoke / Khalil Bendib cartoon
Second-Hand Smoke, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Second-Hand Smoke, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib