We’re off this week while we tend to some institutional housekeeping, but please enjoy a new cartoon from Khalil Bendib, which pairs nicely with Lindsay Koshgarian’s excellent recent op-ed on why hiking military spending at this moment is actually a bad idea.
Otherwise, I hope this batch of recent favorites helps tide you over. These are as useful as the day we first published them — so if you missed any then, please give them a look today!
Will be back with more new op-eds next week. Thanks for your patience!
New This Week…
In Dire Need | Khalil Bendib
How policymakers are making sure the “most vulnerable” are protected.
In Case You Missed It…
A Five-Alarm Emergency for Democracy | Robert P. Alvarez
The GOP’s voter suppression laws are working. They need to be stopped before more states adopt them.
Lessons About Poverty in America’s Heartland | Britnie Remer
Being poor affects everything from your health to the water you drink. It can also be transformed into a powerful force for change.
Two Years In, We Need to Learn the Lessons of This Pandemic | Domenica Ghanem
America’s pre-existing condition when the pandemic hit was inequality. That’s not a “normal” we should return to.
Our Military Budget Is More Lopsided Than Ever | Lindsay Koshgarian
Spending 12 times as much on our military as Russia didn’t prevent a war in Europe. It just deprived us of resources at home.
How A ‘No-Fly Zone’ Could Lead to Nuclear War | Mitchell Zimmerman
Launching a “no-fly zone” over Ukraine means starting an air war with Russia. The risks are incalculable.
Covering War Without Prejudice | Farrah Hassen
Ukrainians deserve our compassion — and their rights under international law. So do victims of war everywhere else.
Want to Ensure Marijuana Is Safe? Legalize and Regulate It | Paul Armentano
Public officials are spreading rumors about “fentanyl-laced” cannabis. These concerns are way overblown, but there is an easy solution.