This week in OtherWords, Mary Anne Hitt applauds the Obama administration’s effort to reduce climate-damaging emissions and Raul A. Reyes urges GOP leaders to stop blocking a bill that would give undocumented immigrants who grew up in the United States a path to citizenship if they enlist in the military.

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  1. Stalled at the Starting Line / Raul A. Reyes
    Unless Rep. Cantor and other GOP leaders rev the engines, immigration reform won’t go anywhere this year.
  2. Nixing the Pentagon Slush Fund / Ryan Alexander
    Why do we have two military budgets?
  3. Giving Our Kids a Fighting Chance / Mary Anne Hitt
    The EPA’s new carbon-cutting safeguards will take a big bite out of climate disruption while reducing soot, smog, and other pollutants.
  4. Walmart’s Top-to-Bottom Taxpayer Subsidies / Sarah Anderson and Frank Clemente
    We’re all footing the bill for bonuses the company’s executives pocket and food stamps its underpaid workers obtain for survival.
  5. Therapy Benefits Us All / Jill Richardson
    Getting help isn’t just for those with psychiatric problems — it’s for anyone who is human.
  6. Forging a Secret Legacy / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Barack Obama’s government is either the most tightlipped since Nixon or ever.
  7. Fast Food Giants Picking Their Workers’ Pockets / Jim Hightower
    Wage theft is disturbingly routine.
  8. The Manning Up Problem / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    The Manning Up Problem, an  OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    The Manning Up Problem, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

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

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