This week in OtherWords, Raul A. Reyes sizes up Marco Rubio’s presidential bid and Donald Kaul weighs in on Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy.

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Scalia's Big Shoes, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Scalia’s Big Shoes, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib


  1. What’s at Stake with the Supreme Court / Marge Baker
    Will Republicans let partisan rancor and petty politics damage it?
  2. See Marco Run / Raul A. Reyes
    If the young senator from Florida is their savior, Republicans should be very worried.
  3. I Am Kalief Browder / Branden Miles
    Every young black kid gets “the talk” about racial profiling.
  4. The Passion of Scalia / Donald Kaul
    Had the late justice not violated his own philosophy, George W. Bush might not have occupied the White House and brought on the Iraq War.
  5. Scalia’s Ghost Can’t Save Oil, Gas, and Coal / Emily Schwartz Greco
    The Clean Power Plan probably got a reprieve when the arch-conservative jurist died.
  6. The [Redacted] Truth about the CIA / John Kiriakou
    America’s most notorious spy agency even deceives its own employees.
  7. No Candidate is Perfect / Jill Richardson
    Can we behave like rational, logical grownups as we select the next leader of our country?
  8. The Billionaire Bankrolling the Latest Trade Deal Push / Jim Hightower
    A corporate-backed study says the latest Washington trade scam will raise incomes — but for whom?
  9. Scalia’s Big Shoes / Khalil Bendib cartoon


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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.

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