This week in OtherWords, Khalil Bendib shares his perspective on the Charlie Hebdo massacre and I explain why the Keystone XL pipeline is a waste of money.

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  1. A Muslim Cartoonist Draws Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo Massacre / Khalil Bendib
    Bullets and bombs can never silence the voices of laughter and friendship.
  2. Building a More Inclusive World / Rick Hodges
    A new law that provides some financial security for children with disabilities says a lot about how to get things done in today’s politically divisive climate.
  3. Scrubbing the Air of Smog / Mary Anne Hitt
    Even when air-quality alerts give parents the all clear, kids could still be breathing in dangerous chemicals.
  4. Pipeline to Nowhere / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Cheap oil is bankrupting the financial rationale for building the Keystone XL.
  5. The War on Hen-Pecking / Jill Richardson
    All states should follow California’s example and make egg producers treat laying hens better.
  6. Obama Strengthens His Backbone / Josh Hoxie
    Advancing tuition-free community college is only the latest example of the bold actions he’s suddenly taking.
  7. Finally, Some Common Sense on Cannabis / Jim Hightower
    Voters are rolling back pot prohibition, and even members of Congress are getting on the bandwagon.
  8. Ink, Blood, and Tears / Khalil Bendib cartoon
    A cartoonist mourns the Charlie Hebdo massacre.


    “Ink, Blood, and Tears,” an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

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