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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  1. Water Refugees / Gary Zuckett
    Weak regulations turned my West Virginia community into involuntary guinea pigs in an enormous science experiment.
  2. 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.
  3. Highway Funding Runs out of Gas / Ryan Alexander
    Lawmakers need to stop seeking an easy way out of the transportation spending shortfall.
  4. 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.
  5. Brazilian Order and Progress / Emily Schwartz Greco
    The World Cup host country now has a more level playing field.
  6. A Climate of Extra Credit / Jill Richardson
    Like the United States, Brazil has a long way to go with its response to global warming.
  7. Bracing for an Attack by Veterans / Jim Hightower
    The Pentagon’s transfer of war equipment to local police forces lacks a rational explanation.
  8. Curbing Carbon Pollution at the Source / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Curbing Carbon Pollution at the Source, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Curbing Carbon Pollution at the Source, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

 

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Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org @ESGreco