This week in OtherWords, Jill Richardson skewers feeble efforts by McDonald’s to burnish its brand and I point out that world leaders — aside from Pope Francis — aren’t as bold as they sound on climate change.
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- Paying the Pink Tax / Martha Burk
Women are slammed with $1,400 a year in retail markups thanks to gendered marketing.
- The Year of the Internet Voter / Craig Aaron
Politicians ignore the rising digital coalition at their peril.
- A Noxious Double Whammy / Deb Nardone
Liquefied natural gas is a disaster for both public health and the climate.
- Robin Hood in Reverse / Donald Kaul
The gap between the rich and the rest is growing partly because we keep electing politicians who promise nothing less.
- Taking Our Sweet Crude Time / Emily Schwartz Greco
World leaders are resolving to stop cooking the planet after they’re dead.
- All Hacked Up / John Kiriakou
The Justice Department should stop targeting hardworking Americans and start protecting us from actual threats.
- Unhappy Meals / Jill Richardson
McDonald’s isn’t making its food any better, but it sure wants you to think it is.
- Dishing out Poverty Wages on Capitol Hill / Jim Hightower
Lawmakers are shafting the underpaid workers who prepare their meals.
- Pope in a China Shop / Khalil Bendib cartoon