This week in OtherWords, Diana Torres explains why she thinks President Obama’s immigration action falls short and Peter Hart predicts that Democrats will win more elections if they ignore calls to act more like Republicans.

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  1. Obama’s Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough / Diana Anahi Torres
    All the undocumented farm workers who harvest our food deserve a chance to live without fear of deportation.
  2. Big Media’s Crummy Advice for Democrats / Peter Hart
    Even before their recent drubbing, pundits were telling Democrats to be more like Republicans.
  3. Obama: Don’t Sell Out America’s Women / Martha Burk
    The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad news for workers and worse news for women.
  4. Show Up on Thanksgiving or Get Fired / Jim Hightower
    Why can’t unbridled consumerism take a breather on holidays?
  5. The Fracking Rush Hits a Pothole / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Oil and natural gas gluts are driving prices so low that drill-baby-drillers may have to hit the brakes.
  6. Does This Definition Make Me Look Rich? / Sam Pizzigati
    No statistical contortion can hide the growing divide between the 1 percent and everyone else.
  7. Why You Should Meet Your Meat / Jill Richardson
    Seeing the process up close is an honorable way to take responsibility for the lives taken to produce our food.
  8. The Elephant in the Room / Khalil Bendib

    Elephant in the Room, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Elephant in the Room, 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