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This Week in OtherWords: January 29, 2014

President Obama's State of the Union address fell short on economic justice and energy.

This week in OtherWords, Sam Pizzigati and I explain how President Obama fell short in his State of the Union address on economic justice and energy and Mary Ann Hitt weighs in on West Virginia’s water-contamination crisis. On our blog, Karen Dolan sums up “the people’s” response to Obama’s remarks in verse.

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  1. Another Chapter in Coal’s Trail of Pollution / Mary Anne Hitt
    The West Virginia chemical spill underscores why we need to do more to safeguard our water supply.
  2. A Fast Track to Eroding Our Rights / Wenonah Hauter
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership would have disastrous implications for U.S. consumers.
  3. Media Silence on an Irate Gun Company’s Connection to Sandy Hook / Jason Salzman
    How is Adam Lanza not part of this story?
  4. The Minimum We Can Do to Fight Inequality / Sam Pizzigati
    Obama’s State of the Union action agenda won’t take us nearly far enough.
  5. This Is What Climate Change Looks Like / Jill Richardson
    California isn’t experiencing cold weather this winter, but it’s as vulnerable to the deepening climate crisis as the rest of the country.
  6. Wisconsin’s Cheesy Innovation / Jim Hightower
    By spraying city streets with cheese brine, Milwaukee aims to save money and reduce pollution.
  7. Short-Circuiting the Future / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Fracking is a bridge to nowhere.
  8. The Magic of De-Regulation / Khalil Bendib cartoon 
The Magic of De-Regulation, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Magic of De-Regulation, 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