Well, Ted Cruz has dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nod. John Kasich followed shortly after, clearing the way for Donald Trump.

This week in OtherWords, cartoonist Khalil Bendib sends up Ted Cruz’s sunk campaign, riffing on his last-minute gambit to name Carly Fiorina as his running mate. Turns out it didn’t help much.

Also this week, Josh Hoxie explains why so few Americans were named in the massive Panama Papers leak, and Green America’s Michael Stein puts the nanoparticles in our food under a microscope.

In our columns, Jim Hightower bids good riddance to disgraced coal CEO Don Blankenship, while Jill Richardson shares her thoughts on how we can make our conversations about food politics more appetizing.

We’ll be taking next week off, but we’ll be back with another set of commentaries on Wednesday, May 18. Take care till then.


Cruz Takes the Plunge, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. Onshore Tax Havens / Josh Hoxie
    American elites don’t have to go to Panama to hide their money — they can go to Delaware.
  2. Your Chewing Gum Is Making You a Lab Rat / Michael Stein
    Tiny nanoparticles are entering our food supply unregulated, unlabeled, and untested.
  3. Say It, Don’t Spray It / Jill Richardson
    A cultural divide in farming communities squelches conversation about hot-button issues like pesticides.
  4. King Coal Is Headed to Prison / Jim Hightower
    Don Blankenship is the first murderous coal executive to get put behind bars.
  5. Cruz Takes the Plunge / Khalil Bendib
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