This week in OtherWords, Jim Hightower, Ryan Alexander, William A. Collins, and I question the wisdom of the growing new wave of U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

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  1. Obama Jumps into the Net Neutrality Debate / Candace Clement and Timothy Karr
    The FCC now has presidential backing — and a strong public mandate — to protect the open Internet.
  2. The Pentagon’s Fiscal Forecast: Slushy / Ryan Alexander
    The military is trying to use war funds to pay for items that have nothing to do with the fighting overseas.
  3. The Night the Cold War Ended / John Feffer
    Not everyone in Europe recalls the collapse of the Berlin Wall fondly — or at all.
  4. Chief Tax-Dodging Officers / Scott Klinger and Sarah Anderson
    Many corporations are paying their CEOs more than they pay the Treasury.
  5. The Poor Suffer from Hunger — Not the Munchies / Jill Richardson
    Drug-testing for food stamps wastes taxpayer money and stigmatizes economic hardship.
  6. Cashing In on the ISIS Crisis / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    No matter how pointless these wars prove, America’s military-industrial complex makes a killing.
  7. The First Casualty of War / Jim Hightower
    A truth-telling general admits that Washington got it wrong in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  8. The Dogs and Cats of War / Khalil Bendib

 

The Military Fat-Cat Complex, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Military Fat-Cat Complex, 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