This week in OtherWords, we have a treat for Donald Kaul’s many devoted fans: He’s taking a break from his medical leave to size up the 2014 midterms.
Don’t miss Kaul’s column, in which he writes: “There’s talk now in Washington of a new spirit of cooperation between the two major parties. This talk is generally between people who start drinking before noon.”
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- Taking Stock of the Money Midterms / Marge Baker
The 2014 elections exemplified everything wrong with the nation’s campaign finance system as a movement to make it right gained steam.
- Who Killed Gilberto Soto? / Ron Carver
It’s time for the State Department to stop backing Latin America’s oligarchies.
- A Bigger Threat to U.S. Health than Ebola / Nicole McCann and Anna Meyer
Factory farms are breeding antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- How Did We Get Here? / Donald Kaul
Democrats are paying heavily for their political failures — and for ditching the working stiff.
- Leave No Generation Behind / Chuck Collins
A tax on inherited wealth could eliminate student debt while reducing growing inequality.
- Blocking the Vote / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
Lackluster Democratic campaigns, coupled with vote-suppressing maneuvers, gave the GOP its edge.
- Silicon Valley Shakedown / Jim Hightower
Tech giants are sinking to new lows as they squeeze their workers.
- Berkeley Beats Big Soda / Jill Richardson
Prevailing over a flood of industry money, one California city just passed the nation’s first tax on sweetened beverages.
- Statue of Free Enterprise / Khalil Bendib Cartoon