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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  1. A Disappointing TV Breakthrough / Kathi Wolfe
    Growing Up Fisher isn’t winning over this legally blind viewer.
  2. 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.
  3. Paying for the Climate Change Pivot / Emily Schwartz Greco and John Feffer
    The Pentagon needs to put its money where its mouth is.
  4. The High Price of Cheap Chicken / Jill Richardson
    New rules could make slaughterhouses more dangerous for workers while increasing risks for consumers.
  5. Meanwhile, the War on Tobacco Limps Ahead / William A. Collins
    Nicotine is a legal and addictive drug.
  6. 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.
  7. Waiter, Am I Subsidizing Your Pay? / Marjorie Elizabeth Wood
    The rest of us need to stop picking up the restaurant industry’s tab.
  8. When Congress Serves the Other NRA / Khalil Bendib Cartoon

    When Congress Serves the Other NRA, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    When Congress Serves the Other NRA, 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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