This week in OtherWords, Donald Kaul is back with his take on the kerfuffle over President Obama’s recent remarks on religion. In it, he explains that truth and politics don’t mix. You’ll also find Martha Burk saying it’s time for a woman to run the country and Jim Hightower saluting Aetna’s CEO for giving the company’s lowest-paid workers a raise.

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  1. Net Neutrality’s Biggest Deal Ever / Matt Wood and Candace Clement
    Proposed rules promise to keep the Internet open.
  2. At the Fringes No Longer / Martha Burk
    Long before Hillary Clinton, women were running for president — and against the mainstream.
  3. Telling the Truth about Religious Violence / Donald Kaul
    Obama’s modest critique of Christian hypocrisy suddenly has Republicans defending the crusades.
  4. Green Believers / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Dumping fossil fuels requires scrapping outdated opinions about renewable energy.
  5. Marshaling Marooned Tax Dollars / Josh Hoxie
    Congress needs to shut down offshore tax shelters without rewarding the corporations that built them.
  6. Eating Local in the Wintertime / Jill Richardson
    You can do it in a snowy state if you plan ahead.
  7. A Corporate Apostate / Jim Hightower
    Aetna’s choosing to pay some employees more than the going rate.
  8. The Keystone XL Pipe Dream / Khalil Bendib cartoon

The Keystone XL Pipe Dream, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

Columnist Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org.