This week in OtherWords, John Kiriakou calls for an end to impunity for the people responsible for the CIA’s use of torture and Donald Kaul pokes fun at the newfound interest among presidential hopefuls in inequality.

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  1. Add Korea to the Axis of Diplomacy / Medea Benjamin
    Women are stepping in to try something different on the Korean peninsula.
  2. Subsidizing the Idle Rich While Poor Kids Go Hungry / Scott Klinger
    Politicians are slashing taxes for folks who dine on caviar while making it harder for the needy to put food on the table.
  3. Stripping Bare the Arguments against Marriage Equality / Mitchell Zimmerman
    Bias can’t justify denying anyone the right to equal constitutional protection.
  4. Lending Dreams / Josh Hoxie
    An innovative new program helps low-income families become homeowners while engaging in social change.
  5. Closing the Door on Torture / John Kiriakou
    There’s still time for the Obama administration to prosecute U.S. human rights abusers.
  6. Virginia Is for Dirty-Energy Lovers / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Dominion is skimping on solar and wind as it aims to build a fracked-gas pipeline and another nuclear reactor.
  7. Wisconsin’s Grocery Dictators / Jill Richardson
    The last thing food stamp recipients need is rich politicians telling them what they can and can’t eat.
  8. Send in the Clowns / Donald Kaul
    As the 2016 presidential candidates belatedly get worked up about inequality, they’re losing touch with reality in other ways.
  9. A Mailman on a Mission / Jim Hightower
    Doug Hughes’ gyrocopter stunt was no flight of fancy.
  10. A Populist Balancing Act / Khalil Bendib

    Walking the Presidential Tightrope, an OtherWords Cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Walking the Presidential Tightrope, an OtherWords Cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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