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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- 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.
- Yemen Is Starving, and We’re Partly to Blame / Chris Toensing
A Saudi-led war supported by Washington has sparked a devastating humanitarian crisis.
- $248 a Minute / Scott Klinger
CEO pay is sky-high at America’s low-wage employers.
- A Summer Storm is Brewing / Karen Dolan
The need for our safety net is palpable, but the GOP’s hurricane budget is shredding it.
- Obama’s Amazing Grace / Donald Kaul
He left Clementa Pinckney’s funeral as a black man who happened to be president.
- Why Won’t Greece Take a Deal? / John Kiriakou
Ultimately, it’s about pride.
- Losing Their Grip / Emily Schwartz Greco
The Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right to marry and its rainbow-striped afterglow unleashed conservative tantrums.
- Pixar’s Lesson for Kids — and Adults / Jill Richardson
We need all our emotions to be healthy, even the ones that hurt.
- 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.
- The Inequality Rainbow / Khalil Bendib cartoon