This week in OtherWords, I debunk an argument against fossil fuel divestment by pointing out that it can boost financial gains and Khalil Bendib chimes in with a related dinosaur cartoon.

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  1. Sister Rice Goes After the Bomb / Peter Weiss
    Federal authorities are treating an 85-year-old Catholic nun like a nuclear saboteur.
  2. Loaded Language / Joel Kendrick
    My return to Nashville reminded me exactly why responsible gun owners should ditch the NRA.
  3. Greening Spring Cleaning / Allison Rich
    Schools should stop dousing classrooms with toxic cleaning products.
  4. That Whiff of Hypocrisy / Donald Kaul
    Watching the 2016 GOP primary season unfold beats seeing Hillary run against herself.
  5. Why We Need $50,000 Traffic Tickets / Sam Pizzigati
    Let’s make sure our penalties amount to penalties for everyone.
  6. The Divestment Dividend / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Investors who refuse to put their money into oil, gas, and coal may reap financial gains for doing the right thing.
  7. Where Are the Populist Democrats? / Jim Hightower
    Hillary Clinton’s take on what to do about inequality is weaker than Canadian hot sauce.
  8. PETA’s Cruel and Unusual Crush / Jill Richardson
    The animal rights group shouldn’t ladle praise on Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a man who cages people for a living.
  9. Fossil Fuel Extinction / Khalil Bendib

    Fossil Fuel Extinction, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Fossil Fuel Extinction, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

 

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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.