This week in OtherWords, John Kiriakou explains why judges should sentence more people to probation and Jill Richardson describes how community gardens bring people together.

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Usurping the Bush and Clinton Dynasties, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Usurping the Bush and Clinton Dynasties, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. Your Fear of Terrorism Could Get You Killed / Peter Certo
    Americans overestimate the risk of attacks by a factor of 1.7 million.
  2. You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught / Olivia Alperstein
    Teachers can help end discrimination.
  3. Digging Up a Mountain of Debt / Ryan Alexander
    As coal companies go broke, they’re leaving taxpayers holding the bag.
  4. Obama Takes a Walk on the Greener Side / Emily Schwartz Greco
    As Nevada short-circuits its solar boom, the White House gets more committed to renewable energy.
  5. Let’s Put Prison Sentences on Probation / John Kiriakou
    Judges share the blame for America’s burgeoning incarcerated population.
  6. A Healthy Way to Build Communities / Jill Richardson
    Local gardens bring people together who might never become acquainted.
  7. Sanders Proves the Pundits Wrong / Jim Hightower
    Bernie’s now beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa and New Hampshire polls.
  8. Usurping the Bush and Clinton Dynasties / Khalil Bendib

 

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Emily Schwartz Greco

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

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