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  1. Four Ways 2014 Was a Pivotal Year for the Internet / Timothy Karr
    At stake is whether the Internet remains a democratic, user-powered network.
  2. Dreamers Need Not Apply for Health Care / Cecilia Velasco
    Why are hundreds of thousands of young immigrants shut out of affordable health insurance?
  3. Warning: Fracking May Harm Public Health / Rebecca Rehr
    Regulators should apply the same precautions to gas drilling that they use for everything else.
  4. A Lump of Coal for Fossil Fuels / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Plunging oil, gas, and coal stocks make it a fine time to divest.
  5. Remembering the Greediest Americans this Holiday Season / Sam Pizzigati
    The absurd results of its surge pricing helped Uber’s founder make the list.
  6. Your Holiday Guide to Avoiding Slave Labor / Jill Richardson
    The easiest way to ensure that your gifts were ethically produced is to buy locally.
  7. Chris Christie’s Pork Barrel Politics / Jim Hightower
    The New Jersey governor just vetoed a ban on a form of animal torture.
  8. The Frack Oil Salesman / Khalil Bendib

The Frack Oil Salesman, 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