We’re slowing down during the holidays, so we thought it would be a good time to share a few evergreen favorites from the past year. We’re sending these out on Christmas, with another batch to come on January 1. We’ll resume distributing new content on January 8.

The good news? These are worth revisiting! And they’re all still free to read and free to republish, online and in print. If you missed them last time, I hope you’ll give them a look now.

In this batch, we revisit Lori Teresa Yearwood’s moving story about trying to sleep while homeless. Lindsay Koshgarian crunches the numbers on how we could fund health care for all of us, if only we stopped funding endless wars instead.  Josue De Luna Navarro warns us not to let fossil fuel companies fund bad climate solutions. Negin Owliaei calculates how much money red state legislatures have taken out of workers’ pockets. And Josh Hoxie explains in plain English why young people always feel broke.

We hope you’re having a Merry Christmas. If you’re still hungry for more OtherWords, you can always browse our site at OtherWords.org till we get back.

In Case You Missed It…

The Right to a Good Night’s Sleep | Lori Teresa Yearwood
One of the worst parts of experiencing homelessness is the utter exhaustion. But getting rest can be transformative.

It’s Our Choice: Medicare for All, Or Endless War? | Lindsay Koshgarian
We could easily fund health care for all by ending military boondoggles and fruitless wars. Here’s how.

How Fossil Fuels Pollute STEM Education | Josue De Luna Navarro
Polluters lost the fight on climate science, so they’re spending money on something else: false solutions.

Red States Cut Worker Pay By $1.5 Billion | Negin Owliaei
If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.

Five Ways the Economy Is Stacked Against Young People | Josh Hoxie
Millennials suffer stagnant wages and high expenses in an economy not designed for them — but there’s hope.

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Peter Certo

Peter Certo is the editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies and editor of OtherWords.org.