This week in OtherWords, Marjorie Elizabeth Wood explains how taxpayers help foot the cost of massive pay packages for restaurant-industry execs who lobby against raising the minimum wage and Jim Hightower weighs in on the latest skirmish in the war on voting.
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- A Disappointing TV Breakthrough / Kathi Wolfe
Growing Up Fisher isn’t winning over this legally blind viewer.
- Fasting to Pierce the Silence from Congress on Immigration / Diana Anahi Torres-Valverde
Women are joining together in creative ways to call for more sensible immigration policies.
- Paying for the Climate Change Pivot / Emily Schwartz Greco and John Feffer
The Pentagon needs to put its money where its mouth is.
- The High Price of Cheap Chicken / Jill Richardson
New rules could make slaughterhouses more dangerous for workers while increasing risks for consumers.
- Meanwhile, the War on Tobacco Limps Ahead / William A. Collins
Nicotine is a legal and addictive drug.
- This Voting Measure Has Got to Go / Jim Hightower
The biological need to pee just trumped the political right to vote in the Sunshine State.
- Waiter, Am I Subsidizing Your Pay? / Marjorie Elizabeth Wood
The rest of us need to stop picking up the restaurant industry’s tab.
- When Congress Serves the Other NRA / Khalil Bendib Cartoon