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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  1. Paying the Pink Tax / Martha Burk
    Women are slammed with $1,400 a year in retail markups thanks to gendered marketing.
  2. The Year of the Internet Voter / Craig Aaron
    Politicians ignore the rising digital coalition at their peril.
  3. A Noxious Double Whammy / Deb Nardone
    Liquefied natural gas is a disaster for both public health and the climate.
  4. 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.
  5. Taking Our Sweet Crude Time / Emily Schwartz Greco
    World leaders are resolving to stop cooking the planet after they’re dead.
  6. All Hacked Up / John Kiriakou
    The Justice Department should stop targeting hardworking Americans and start protecting us from actual threats.
  7. Unhappy Meals / Jill Richardson
    McDonald’s isn’t making its food any better, but it sure wants you to think it is.
  8. Dishing out Poverty Wages on Capitol Hill / Jim Hightower
    Lawmakers are shafting the underpaid workers who prepare their meals.
  9. Pope in a China Shop / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Pope in a China Shop

    Pope in a China Shop, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

 

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