This week in OtherWords, William A. Collins and I explain why most efforts to block the spread of green energy are losing and Ron Carver reflects on how Mississippi has (and hasn’t) changed half a century after the Freedom Summer.

Our longtime columnist Donald Kaul remains on leave for health reasons. If the recent wave of reflections on Nixon’s legacy made you miss his satirical wit, try reading excerpts from some of his classic Watergate columns on the OtherWords blog.

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  1. As Mississippi Moves on, a New Struggle Arises / Ron Carver
    Half a century after the Freedom Summer, black Americans face new challenges.
  2. Extreme Makeover: Canal Edition / Ryan Alexander
    The widening of the Panama Canal requires a logical and coordinated response, not a feeding frenzy.
  3. Port Truck Drivers Draw a Line in the Sand / Richard Kirsch
    It’s not fair for employers to pretend that their workers are independent contractors.
  4. Solar Power Gets Hot, Hot, Hot / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    It’s hard to rig the rules against increasingly competitive green energy options.
  5. No Appetite for Fixing School Lunch / Jill Richardson
    Making healthy food taste good will require a spending increase that’s not on the table.
  6. A Ticket to Sarah Palin’s Funhouse / Jim Hightower
    For 100 bucks you get access to an Internet channel where she’ll blather about things like the war on Christmas.
  7. Sunny Future / Khalil Bendib cartoon


Sunny Future, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Sunny Future, 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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