This week in OtherWords, Tracy Fernandez Rysavy explains why Dominion’s plans to export natural gas from Cove Point, Maryland would be a fracking boondoggle and Jim Hightower skewers Walgreen’s corporate bosses for writing a sick prescription.

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  1. A Fracking Boondoggle / Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
    The public would pay a heavy price for a $4 billion gas export terminal in Maryland at Cove Point.
  2. Safeguarding Free Speech in the Digital Age / Timothy Karr
    Despite broad support, net neutrality is being held hostage by Washington politics.
  3. Keeping Up with the Transit Turnaround / Isaiah J. Poole
    Political gridlock over the Highway Trust Fund is blocking the road toward more public transportation options.
  4. Extreme Nutrition / Jill Richardson
    Unless you’re in danger of overdosing on exercise, don’t eat like it.
  5. Walgreen Writes its Own Sick Prescription / Jim Hightower
    The nation’s biggest drugstore chain may pretend it’s a Swiss company to cut its tax bill.
  6. A Deluded Consensus on Discrimination / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling made it clear that bigotry still flourishes.
  7. The State of Runaway CEO Pay Resistance / Sarah Anderson
    Since Congress is sitting on its hands, progress on reining in executive over-compensation is cropping up elsewhere.
  8. Fracking Lucrative Train of Thought / Khalil Bendib

 

Fracking Lucrative Train of Thought, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Fracking Lucrative Train of Thought, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

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