This week in OtherWords, Cecilia Velasco responds to the latest fear-mongering over undocumented immigrants and I weigh in on the diversity you’ll find in our nation’s op-ed pages.
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- Who’s the Real Troublemaker in the Middle East? / Medea Benjamin
Iran’s no democratic paradise, but Washington’s Saudi allies are even worse.
- Scapegoating Immigrants Isn’t the Answer / Cecilia Velasco
Routine traffic stops shouldn’t rip families apart.
- Ethanol: A Love Story / Ryan Alexander
The agriculture secretary’s love affair with the biofuel industry is fleecing taxpayers.
- Summer Spells Hunger for Kids in Small American Towns / Richard Kirsch
Vacations on an empty stomach aren’t right.
- Byline Inequality Matters / Emily Schwartz Greco
The editorial service I run has gotten less male but remains too pale.
- When Travel Means Putting Your Life on the Line / John Kiriakou
Americans should be able to count on help from Washington if they run into trouble overseas.
- Do the Rich Rule America? / Chuck Collins
Our campaign finance system isn’t just sending us toward a new Gilded Age — it’s a new Platinum Age.
- Bear This in Mind / Jill Richardson
If park visitors want to see bears in the wild, we have to accept our share of the responsibility for living with them.
- Shielding Wall Street from the Ravages of Bigotry / Jim Hightower
Perhaps Phil Gramm could run a telethon to support ex-executives shamed for their fat retirement packages.
- Going Nuclear Again / Khalil Bendib
With this goose back to laying its uranium eggs, what could go wrong?