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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  1. 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.
  2. Getting Real about Rape / Raleigh Godwin
    Lawmakers are finally doing something to solve the college rape crisis — but it’s still not enough.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Impeachment? Who Said Anything about Impeachment? / Jim Hightower
    Republican politicians have been obsessed with impeaching President Obama for years.
  6. 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?
  7. Sorry, Pantene, You’re Holding Women Back Too / Jill Richardson
    The shampoo company could do a lot more to further feminine empowerment.
  8. Handing Down the Bhopal Verdict / Khalil Bendib

 

Handing Down the Bhopal Verdict, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Handing Down the Bhopal Verdict, 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. OtherWords.org @ESGreco

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