This week in OtherWords, Donald Kaul gets dramatic with Hillary Clinton’s astronomic Wall Street speaking fees, Marc Morial hails the re-enfranchisement of thousands of formerly incarcerated Marylanders, and I explain why Al Gore has cheered up.

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The GOP Experiences Extreme Weather, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The GOP Experiences Extreme Weather, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. Paying for Low Wage Pollution / Liz Ryan Murray
    Economic justice activists are championing laws that shift the costs of toxic poverty wages from communities to corporations.
  2. A Voting Rights Victory in Maryland / Marc Morial
    Almost 6 million U.S. citizens are effectively locked out of the democratic process.
  3. The Cocktail Option / Emma Kast
    What if treating cancer requires no quantum leap?
  4. The Elephant in the Race / Donald Kaul
    A one-act play starring Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and a big elephant.
  5. Al Gore Moves to the Bright Side / Emily Schwartz Greco
    The bastions of fossil fuels are growing defensive and desperate.
  6. What’s at Stake in Apple’s Privacy Fight / John Kiriakou
    The feds dropped the ball on a key terrorism case, so now they’re going after privacy itself.
  7. ‘Indian’ Mascots Are a Slap in the Face / Jill Richardson
    If Native Americans say the mascots are offensive and you ignore them, then you’re being disrespectful.
  8. You Don’t Matter to Drugmakers / Jim Hightower
    Big pharma executives are going all out to paint themselves as the good guys — just not to you.
  9. The GOP Experiences Extreme Weather / Khalil Bendib


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Emily Schwartz Greco

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