Another BP Outrage

With BP’s well capped and CEO Tony Hayward exiled to Russia, perhaps you thought that the BP horror story is coming to a close, that surely there will be no additional revelations to enrage you. But now comes this: prison labor. In its national PR blitz to buff...

The Lineup: Week of August 16-22, 2010

Here’s what you’ll find in the latest OtherWords editorial package, which includes an op-ed by Daphne Wysham about an innovative concept for slashing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings while helping to avert some of the fallout from the coming...

Red Tape Can Kill Green Innovation

Imagine putting solar panels on your roof for no money down. You partner with your city or municipality to cover the up-front cost of your new renewable energy system, which you pay back to the city as an add-on to your property taxes. You spread your payments out...

Dying Patients Deserve Better

Remember the hullabaloo over so-called “death panels,” last summer? Faced with screeching right-wing opportunists who tried to kill healthcare reform by accusing the Obama administration of being out to snuff out our grandparents, the folks responsible for...

No Message on the Bottle

There’s plenty to look at on bottled water labels: claims of purity, images of mountain springs, and fine print on filtering processes. The problem is, amidst all the clutter, consumers can seldom find information to verify the marketing claims being made....

Corporate Negligence by any Other Name

The BP oil disaster is wrecking many things, including company’s brand. Americans don’t seem to be losing interest in driving their cars, but many of us aren’t willing to refuel at a BP pump any more. “Some BP-branded gas stations reported...