This week in OtherWords, Marjorie E. Wood weighs in on the unpredictable schedules Wal-Mart gives its workers, William A. Collins and I explain why Wall Street often tanks on good economic news, and Jill Richardson highlights the holes in supposedly feminist shampoo commercials.
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- The Other Immigrant Youth Crisis / Diana Anahi Torres-Valverde
Some Republicans want to end an Obama directive that lets undocumented teens and young adults temporarily work, study, and live legally in the United States.
- Getting Real about Rape / Raleigh Godwin
Lawmakers are finally doing something to solve the college rape crisis — but it’s still not enough.
- 30 Years of Toxic Injustice for Bhopal Survivors / Marco Simons
A U.S. court inexplicably ruled that Union Carbide didn’t build the pesticide plant that exploded.
- Is Wal-Mart Treating Workers Like Pop-Tarts? / Marjorie E. Wood
The big-box giant is upending people’s lives by subjecting its workers to unpredictable scheduling.
- Impeachment? Who Said Anything about Impeachment? / Jim Hightower
Republican politicians have been obsessed with impeaching President Obama for years.
- The Class War Goes Retail / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
Why does Wall Street tank on news portending economic gains for most Americans?
- Sorry, Pantene, You’re Holding Women Back Too / Jill Richardson
The shampoo company could do a lot more to further feminine empowerment.
- Handing Down the Bhopal Verdict / Khalil Bendib