This week in OtherWords, Donald Kaul sizes up Jeb Bush’s me-too presidential aspirations and Sam Pizzigati says that the richest Americans now have more money than they can prudently invest.

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  1. The Cutting Edge of Waste / Sam Pizzigati
    Ultra-wealthy financiers have hoarded far more cash than they can responsibly invest.
  2. The War on Love / Peter Montgomery
    Religious conservatives are treating marriage equality as a call to arms.
  3. The GOP Bucks Teddy Roosevelt’s Legacy / Richard Kirsch
    The Republican president was a groundbreaking crusader for a tax on inherited fortunes.
  4. The Latest Victim in the War on Whistleblowers / John Kiriakou
    Jeffrey Sterling learned the hard way that the feds will throw the book at anyone who embarrasses them.
  5. A Fossil-Fueled Fantasy / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Coal-burning power plants that capture carbon aren’t worth the expense.
  6. GOP Climate Denial Syndrome Sweeps Wisconsin / Jim Hightower
    The Badger State won’t let some public workers say the C word.
  7. Of Course Jeb Bush Would Have Invaded Iraq / Donald Kaul
    The former Florida governor gets too much credit for being smarter than his brother.
  8. The High Cost of Low Taxes / Jill Richardson
    Californians are paying for tax cuts made years ago through outrageously high fines that make no sense.
  9. Zigging and Zagging Down a Slippery Slope / Khalil Bendib
The Grand Slalom, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Grand Slalom, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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