This week in OtherWords, Donald Kaul hails the eulogy President Obama gave in Charleston and Jill Richardson explains why grownups should see Pixar’s new movie.

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  1. Flagging Hate Speech / Olivia Alperstein
    It shouldn’t have taken 150 years and the deaths of nine innocent churchgoers for Southern states to renounce the Confederate flag.
  2. Yemen Is Starving, and We’re Partly to Blame / Chris Toensing
    A Saudi-led war supported by Washington has sparked a devastating humanitarian crisis.
  3. $248 a Minute / Scott Klinger
    CEO pay is sky-high at America’s low-wage employers.
  4. A Summer Storm is Brewing / Karen Dolan
    The need for our safety net is palpable, but the GOP’s hurricane budget is shredding it.
  5. Obama’s Amazing Grace / Donald Kaul
    He left Clementa Pinckney’s funeral as a black man who happened to be president.
  6. Why Won’t Greece Take a Deal? / John Kiriakou
    Ultimately, it’s about pride.
  7. Losing Their Grip / Emily Schwartz Greco
    The Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right to marry and its rainbow-striped afterglow unleashed conservative tantrums.
  8. Pixar’s Lesson for Kids — and Adults / Jill Richardson
    We need all our emotions to be healthy, even the ones that hurt.
  9. Buy Your Way into Scott Walker’s Circle / Jim Hightower
    No matter how rich you are, it costs just $1 million to get the Wisconsin governor’s ear.
  10. The Inequality Rainbow / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    The Inequality Rainbow, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    The Inequality Rainbow, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

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