This week in OtherWords, Donald Kaul sizes up Rudy Giuliani and I explain why there’s no safe way for freight trains to lug crude oil across the country.

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  1. Some Good News from the Middle East / Chris Toensing
    Obama has the best opportunity in decades to end the U.S.-Iran standoff.
  2. Giuliani: Nutball or Sleazeball? / Donald Kaul
    The former New York City mayor may be full of it, but that won’t stop him from weighing in.
  3. The Lobbyists at Your Dinner Party / Jill Richardson
    Every purveyor of food and drink wants the government to advise Americans to consume more of what they produce.
  4. Going off the Rails / Emily Schwartz Greco
    There’s no safe way to haul oil by the trainload.
  5. A Model Philanthropist / Jim Hightower
    A small-town Vermont janitor shocked his community by leaving behind millions for the common good.
  6. Big Oil’s Lethal Game / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Big Oil's Lethal Game, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Big Oil’s Lethal Game, 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.