This week in OtherWords, Jim Hightower marvels at a British hedge fund titan’s luxury chicken coop and Jill Richardson praises the EU’s robust regulations for keeping its food safer to eat than ours.

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  1. A Field Day for Fracking / Wenonah Hauter
    A transatlantic trade deal would eliminate restrictions on U.S. exports of fracked gas to the EU.
  2. Restoring the Right to Vote / Marge Baker
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to overcome the Supreme Court’s setbacks.
  3. 2,300 Deaths Are Enough / John Isaacs
    Another two years in Afghanistan would do nothing to meet the U.S. national security objectives.
  4. These Chickens Don’t Need to Hedge Their Bets / Jim Hightower
    An English billionaire ignited outrage by commissioning a $250,000 coop on his estate.
  5. Fighting for the Right to End Inequality / Marjorie E. Wood
    This is about money and politics.
  6. Free to Eat Whatever You Want / Jill Richardson
    There are clear reasons that food is safer in Europe than the United States.
  7. Recipe for Ripoffs / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Deals that amount to NAFTA on steroids benefit corporations and hurt the rest of us.
  8. Illegal Ingredients / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Illegal Ingredients, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Illegal Ingredients, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib


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Emily Schwartz Greco

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

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