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  1. How to Honor the Kids Who Died at Sandy Hook / John Stoehr
    If President Obama treats gun violence as a public health issue, he’ll make more progress.
  2. Neighbors Don’t Let Neighbors Frack / Melissa Tuckey
    Extracting natural gas through hydraulic fracturing threatens all that’s good about my upstate New York community.
  3. Torturing Obama’s Legacy / Jim Hightower
    Is the president wavering on his opposition to “enhanced interrogation”?
  4. The Season for Mindless Consumerism / Jill Richardson
    This Christmas, put your money to better use than thoughtless gift-giving.
  5. These Boots Were Made for Waiting / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Delay and denial are standard operating procedures when it comes to how the government cares for vets.
  6. For Retail Workers, Time Is Money / Marjorie E. Wood
    A new law in San Francisco to curb erratic scheduling practices could be the first of many.
  7. ‘Tis the Season to Over-Consume / Khalil Bendib


'Tis the Season, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

‘Tis the Season to Over-Consume, 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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