This week in OtherWords, I point out that President Obama channeled “his inner FDR” during his State of the Union address and Sam Pizzigati describes a way to gauge inequality’s price.

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  1. Fighting for Europe’s Soul / John Feffer
    Extremists of all stripes would love to see the Crusades revived.
  2. The Next Big Progressive Battle / LeeAnn Hall
    The minimum wage shouldn’t force workers to live in poverty.
  3. Obama Tips His Hat to FDR / Emily Schwartz Greco
    He has nothing to fear.
  4. Don’t Give Up the Fight / Jill Richardson
    Even if bad luck is a leading cause of cancer, it’s still worth taking steps to minimize the risks.
  5. Inequality Is Costing Us Big-Time / Sam Pizzigati
    Americans pay more for an economy that pumps our treasure to the top than you probably think.
  6. Remembering the Greatest ‘Babe’ in Sports / Jim Hightower
    Babe Didrikson Zaharias shattered the stereotype that female athletes were delicate, half-court players.
  7. When Bootstraps Won’t Work / Khalil Bendib cartoon
When Bootstraps Don't Work, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

When Bootstraps Don’t Work, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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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.