This week in OtherWords, John Kiriakou explains what’s amiss with a book on torture that former CIA leaders are writing and Marc Morial calls for better police training.

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The Clean Power Plan Enters the Ring, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Clean Power Plan Enters the Ring, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. Still No Justice for Military Women / Martha Burk
    Congress refuses to support military sexual assault victims, but the Navy at least is taking matters into its own hands.
  2. I Won the Housing Lottery / Daniel Valenzuela
    Growing up in a diverse and wealthy neighborhood put me on the road to reach my potential.
  3. Five Laws That Made America a Better Place / Scott Klinger
    What Congress accomplished in 1965 puts today’s lawmakers to shame.
  4. Clear Warning Signs / Marc Morial
    We don’t yet know how Sandra Bland died, but the video of her arrest is cause enough for grave concern.
  5. Let’s Talk About Torture / John Kiriakou
    Former CIA leaders are writing a book that will whitewash their crimes against humanity.
  6. The Drill Is Gone / Emily Schwartz Greco
    GOP hopefuls are paying close attention to energy policy even if they’re mum about it.
  7. A Welcome New Yardstick for Measuring CEO Greed / Sam Pizzigati
    By 2017, U.S. corporations will have to start disclosing the ratio between what their CEOs and typical workers take home.
  8. Big Ag Spars with the First Amendment / Jill Richardson
    Animal abuse isn’t only a problem when people find out about it.
  9. Throwing Public Education under the Bus / Jim Hightower
    Today’s fee frenzy is a race to nowhere.
  10. The Clean Power Plan Enters the Ring / Khalil Bendib


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Emily Schwartz Greco

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