This week in OtherWords, Fran Teplitz questions the Justice Department’s reluctance to prosecute banks and bankers for their misdeeds that triggered the financial crisis and Sam Pizzigati applauds California and Rhode Island state lawmakers for taking steps to rein in runaway CEO pay.

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  1. Modernizing Memorial Day / Amanda Ufheil-Somers
    With the nature of war and warriors changing so much, it’s time to consider updating how Americans observe this holiday.
  2. Too Big to Sue / Fran Teplitz
    Years after their wrongdoing ignited the financial crisis, the Justice Department apparently is acting like massive U.S. banks are too big to prosecute.
  3. Rape 101 / Chris Schillig
    Education is the answer to the war on women being waged on college campuses.
  4. A New Front in the CEO Pay Wars / Sam Pizzigati
    State lawmakers are starting to say no to executive excess.
  5. A Gust of Nuclear-Powered Hot Air / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    As prospects for building new reactors grow dimmer, the industry is posing as a climate solution.
  6. Samsung’s Broken Apology App / Jim Hightower
    Under legal and public pressure, the Korean corporation expressed condolences to the survivors of its smartphone workers who contracted cancer without taking any responsibility for their illnesses.
  7. Rebranding Trash Fish / Jill Richardson
    Chefs are trying to get diners to eat inexpensive, delicious fish with goofy or obscure names.
  8. Samsung’s Complaints Department / Khalil Bendib cartoon
Samsung's Complaints Department

Samsung’s Complaints Department, 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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