This week in OtherWords, Jill Richardson weighs in on Kraft’s macaroni and cheese and Tiffany Williams explains how a government program that encourages public service helped make some of her dreams come true.

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  1. Reagan’s Lasting Gift to Immigrant Families / Cecilia Velasco
    This Mother’s Day, I’m thankful that I didn’t grow up having nightmares about my mom getting deported.
  2. Mindful Kids, Mindful World / Rhiannon Landesberg
    You don’t need a fancy studio or a guru to reap the benefits of yoga and mindfulness.
  3. A 21st Century Challenge / Isaiah J. Poole
    Working Americans dug the country out of recession, but the rich snapped up the gains.
  4. The Baltimore Uprising’s Backstory / Donald Kaul
    Race riots, as we used to call them, are as American as baseball and apple pie.
  5. Coal’s Collateral Damage / Emily Schwartz Greco
    The industry is still wrecking the Appalachians as it withers.
  6. How Can We Serve Our Public Servants? / Tiffany Williams
    A federal program lets promising and indebted college grads pursue careers in the public interest.
  7. Kraft’s Mac and Cheese: Less Toxic, Still Bad / Jill Richardson
    Even if its neon orange shines a little less bright, it’s still junk.
  8. Wall Street Banks on Buying the Democrats’ Love / Jim Hightower
    Big Money is threatening to withhold campaign donations unless liberal politicians get “friendlier.”
  9. Mountaintop Decapitation / Khalil Bendib

    Mountaintop Decapitation, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Mountaintop Decapitation, 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.