This week in OtherWords, Bob Lord reflects on the information gleaned when he helped expose an Arizona official who moonlighted as a crude Internet troll while Jill Richardson and I weigh in on Brazil’s soccer madness, climate record, and economic dynamism.
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- Water Refugees / Gary Zuckett
Weak regulations turned my West Virginia community into involuntary guinea pigs in an enormous science experiment.
- The Next Steps for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan / Mary Anne Hitt
The new carbon-cutting standard gives every state the opportunity to chart its own energy future.
- Highway Funding Runs out of Gas / Ryan Alexander
Lawmakers need to stop seeking an easy way out of the transportation spending shortfall.
- When Public Servants Demonize the Poor / Bob Lord
When I unmasked an Arizona official who made outrageous and anonymous comments on blogs, it revealed more than his bad judgment.
- Brazilian Order and Progress / Emily Schwartz Greco
The World Cup host country now has a more level playing field.
- A Climate of Extra Credit / Jill Richardson
Like the United States, Brazil has a long way to go with its response to global warming.
- Bracing for an Attack by Veterans / Jim Hightower
The Pentagon’s transfer of war equipment to local police forces lacks a rational explanation.
- Curbing Carbon Pollution at the Source / Khalil Bendib cartoon