This week in OtherWords, William A. Collins and I discuss the growing support for legal marijuana and Bob Lord points out that a single hedge fund manager makes about the same amount of money in a year as all the inhabitants of Springfield, Ohio.

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  1. The Latest Crack in Our Broken Immigration System / Diana Anahi Torres-Valverde
    Undocumented immigrants who arrive as children may be well into their 40s before they get a green card.
  2. Crafting a Hobby Lobby Doc Fix / Martha Burk
    The Republican Party may experience more fallout than any one company from the Supreme Court’s birth control ruling.
  3. Peace Wins in Colombia / Margaret Boehme
    Voters chose a new president determined to negotiate an end to the country’s 50-year-old insurgency.
  4. Worth More: One Man or an Entire City? / Bob Lord
    What does it say about our society when one hedge fund manager makes a bigger income than the whole population of Springfield, Ohio or Burbank, California?
  5. The End of Pot Prohibition As We Know It / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Without federal leadership, you can count on marijuana legalization to keep spreading one state at a time.
  6. Shortchanging Our National Treasures / Jill Richardson
    State and national parks alike are underfunded in this era of tight budgets.
  7. Cargill’s Integrity-Free Soybean Oil / Jim Hightower
    By huge margins, consumers don’t want Frankenfoods on their tables.
  8. Stone-Cold Immigrants / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Stone Cold Immigrants, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Stone Cold Immigrants, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

 

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Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org @ESGreco

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