In OtherWords: July 8, 2020

In OtherWords: July 8, 2020

We’ve been publishing at a rapid clip for what feels like ages. From the Trump administration taking us to the brink of war earlier this year to the COVID-19 crisis and racial justice uprisings of the last few months, we’ve lurched along from one crisis to...
In OtherWords: July 1, 2020

In OtherWords: July 1, 2020

COVID-19 cases are surging again nationally, often surpassing infection rates from the last peak in April. Yet with many states refusing to roll back reopening measures, that’s going to mean a lot more people getting sick just going to work. This week in...
In OtherWords: June 24, 2020

In OtherWords: June 24, 2020

With the Fourth of July coming up, my colleague Robert P. Alvarez reflects on some uniquely American shortcomings in our claims to freedom and equality, especially for people of color caught up in our criminal justice system. But with the politics of these issues...
In OtherWords: June 17, 2020

In OtherWords: June 17, 2020

This week, a surprise Supreme Court ruling marked a stunning victory for LGBTQ activists, who’ve campaigned for years to prevent employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This week in OtherWords, Karen Dolan writes that...
In OtherWords: June 10, 2020

In OtherWords: June 10, 2020

The push to move money out of local police departments and into community services received a big boost this week when officials in New York and Los Angeles authorized significant transfers of funds. And in Minneapolis, the city council announced a plan to disband...
In OtherWords: June 3, 2020

In OtherWords: June 3, 2020

Decades of roiling injustices have boiled over in America. This week in OtherWords, we’re proud to share a diverse array of voices on the fight against racism and the state institutions that carry it out. Tracey L. Rogers begins by noting the obvious contrast...