This week in OtherWords, Jim Hightower sums up the logistical challenges behind building Donald Trump’s dream wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, I explain why the GOP front-runner’s pledge to “take their oil” is a terrible idea, and Donald Kaul observes that Trump was the most irritating thing about 2015. If that’s too Trumpy for you, OtherWords cartoonist Khalil Bendib jokes about hitting the presidential campaign trail again.

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Statue of Trumperty, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. Winning the Fight for $15 in 2016 / Jill Reese
    This is the year to make all wages living wages.
  2. A Formula for More Murder / Mitchell Zimmerman
    Most “bad guys” with a gun were “good guys” with a gun — until they weren’t.
  3. Throwing My Fez in the Ring / Khalil Bendib
    This Muslim-American cartoonist wants Donald Trump to wake up and smell the coffee.
  4. The Year of Trump / Donald Kaul
    The Donald wasn’t the worst thing about 2015, but he was the most irritating.
  5. We Shouldn’t Take Their Oil / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Donald Trump’s slippery slogan is delusional.
  6. Outrage in Oregon / John Kiriakou
    Taking over a federal building at the point of a rifle gives protest a bad name.
  7. Our Toxic Failure / Jill Richardson
    Is it really so radical to ask that companies test chemicals for safety before using them?
  8. Border Boondoggle / Jim Hightower
    The GOP’s “just build a wall” simpletons don’t know what they’re talking about.
  9. Statue of Trumperty / Khalil Bendib


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Emily Schwartz Greco

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