This week in OtherWords, Raul A. Reyes explains why the Republican Party has earned a red card with its immigration inaction and Jill Richardson weighs in on the links between imported shrimp and modern-day slavery.

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  1. Earning an Immigration Red Card / Raul A. Reyes
    Now that they’ve stalled immigration reform, Republicans have further alienated Latino voters.
  2. A Fracking Fortune Gets Political / Peter Montgomery
    After Farris and Dan Wilks cashed in their Texas-based gas company a few years ago for more than $3 billion, they became benefactors of religious right, tea party extremists.
  3. What is this Country about Anymore? / Katherine McFate
    When Congress cut off long-term unemployment aid, it left more than 3 million people in the lurch.
  4. Defending Free Tuition in the Big Apple / Marjorie E. Wood
    The Committee to Save Cooper Union is pursuing legal action after the Board of Trustees announced plans to abolish the school’s 150-year tradition of providing free tuition for all.
  5. The High Cost of Cheap Shrimp / Jill Richardson
    Retailers and consumers need to do their homework to make sure they’re not buying seafood tainted by modern-day slavery.
  6. New Iraq Offensive Backfires / Jim Hightower
    Even Fox News roasted the former vice president over his attack on Obama’s Iraq policy.
  7. Risky Business in Ukraine / William A. Collins
    Is this really a resumption of the Cold War?
  8. Let Them Eat Debt / Khalil Bendib
Let Them Eat Debt, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Let Them Eat Debt, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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