Dear _____,

Another week, another round of headlines from Trump’s transition picks.

This week in OtherWords, my colleague Josh Hoxie examines some of the next administration’s key economic advisers and finds something startling: They’re exactly the kind of Wall Street guys Trump railed against on the campaign trail. Cartoonist Khalil Bendib imagines them frolicking about in the swamp Trump promised to drain.

And, Martha Burk adds, they’re peddling the same old trickle down economic playbook the GOP has favored for decades — which is bad news for everyone, but especially underpaid women workers.

Also this week, Jill Richardson looks at some of the choice remarks key Trump advisers have made about feminists and decides it’s time for a refresher course on what the feminist movement is really about. And Jim Hightower scoffs at Trump’s claim that “millions” of people voted illegally for his opponent. (The real number appears to be about 0.)

Finally, there was good news last weekend for the Natives resisting the pipeline near their land in North Dakota. This fall, Juliana Barnet visited the camp there and reports back this week on what she found.


Crocodile Tears, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib.

  1. Who Voted for Wall Street? / Josh Hoxie
    Trump railed against Wall Street bankers on the campaign trail. Now they’re joining his administration.
  2. What Trumponomics Means for Women / Martha Burk
    The new president’s plan to “fix the economy” will put women workers in a fix indeed.
  3. On the Ground in Standing Rock / Juliana Barnet
    The water protectors in North Dakota didn’t just build a protest camp. They built a community.
  4. Why We Still Need Feminism / Jill Richardson
    Until recently, American women didn’t even own their own bodies.
  5. Fakery Is Reality for Our Next President / Jim Hightower
    Trump is threatening the voting rights of millions because of something he saw on Twitter.
  6. Crocodile Tears / Khalil Bendib
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Peter Certo is the editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies and the editor of 

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