This week in OtherWords, John Kiriakou calls for ending solitary confinement and Marc Morial delves into the history of Black History Month.

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Iran returns to the global oil market, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib.

A Cannonball in the Oil Market, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib.


  1. America’s Hollow Paradises / Josh Hoxie
    People with working-class jobs in U.S. beach towns and ski resorts are getting pushed away by exorbitant housing costs.
  2. We Still Need Black History Month / Marc Morial
    America’s racial disparity won’t disappear if we simply ignore it.
  3. The Election Moves On / Donald Kaul
    Marco Rubio is no longer a pipsqueak rolling in the mud with Jeb Bush.
  4. Drowning the Oil Industry / Emily Schwartz Greco
    The Iranian gusher means prices won’t rebound anytime soon.
  5. Let’s End Torture in U.S. Prisons / John Kiriakou
    Survivors call solitary confinement “living death.”
  6. It’s Not All in Your Head / Jill Richardson
    Your emotions could be making you sick.
  7. The Sanders Sensation / Jim Hightower
    Bernie’s people-powered movement has already shattered one of the Democratic establishment’s holy myths.
  8. A Cannonball in the Oil Market / Khalil Bendib cartoon
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Emily Schwartz Greco

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