This week in OtherWords, Jim Hightower pokes fun at fast food giants for posing as little guys and I talk about how Thomas Edison would be pleased to see the solar industry’s bright prospects.

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  1. Fair Trade Is a Racial Justice Issue / Isaiah J. Poole
    The struggle in towns like Ferguson to overcome racial and economic barriers is hard enough without another wrong-headed trade pact.
  2. Why Not Travel to Cuba? / Medea Benjamin
    Scuba diving off Varadero Beach shouldn’t land you in hot water with Uncle Sam.
  3. Risky War Business / Richard Kirsch
    Security means more than new and bigger guns.
  4. Edison’s Bright Idea / Emily Schwartz Greco
    The inventor wished the sun could power his inventions.
  5. Betting the Farm on a Lie/ Josh Hoxie
    Estate tax critics never let facts get in the way of a good story.
  6. Standing Up for Our Neighbors / Jill Richardson
    If Americans value black lives, we have a funny way of showing it.
  7. Genuine Corporate Posers/ Jim Hightower
    McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Pepsi offshoots are trying to dupe their customers.
  8. Free Trade at Last/ Khalil Bendib cartoon
Free Trade at Last, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Free Trade at Last, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

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