This week in OtherWords, Karen Dolan exposes the criminalization of poverty and Sarah Anderson compares giant corporations to used car salesmen.

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  1. Guilty of Being Poor / Karen Dolan
    When a community issues arrest warrants for more offenses than it has residents, something’s deeply wrong.
  2. What Are Women Workers Worth in Your State? / Martha Burk
    How much we make compared to men varies dramatically.
  3. Thawing Cuban Relations Could Prove Good for Your Health / Felicia Gustin
    Ending the embargo could open the door to life-saving drugs now off-limits to Americans.
  4. Will Congress Be Duped Again on Offshore Taxes? / Sarah Anderson
    While the rest of us pay the sticker price, lawmakers are considering a special deluxe tax rate for giant corporations.
  5. Addicted to Stress / Jill Richardson
    We live in a society that makes any choice besides pushing through the pain very difficult.
  6. A Thumping Cruz-a-palooza / Jim Hightower
    The Texas senator and presidential wannabe can’t even imagine the truth.
  7. Cruzing to Coverage / Khalil Bendib

    Cruzing to Coverage, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Cruzing to Coverage, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

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

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