This week in OtherWords, Ryan Alexander questions the wisdom of spending $1.5 trillion on F-35 combat jets and Jill Richardson urges everyone to get hooked on apples.

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  1. We Can’t Go On Eating Like This / John Feffer
    With more of us crowding a warming planet, we need agricultural change.
  2. When $1.5 Trillion Could Be Too Low, the Price Tag Is Too High / Ryan Alexander
    It’s not too late to for Congress to curb the Pentagon’s plans for the absurdly expensive F-35 combat jet.
  3. Hooked on Apples / Jill Richardson
    Turning the tide on diabetes will require the next generation to establish healthy habits early on.
  4. We’re All in This Together / Tiffany Williams
    Labor organizers are increasingly enlisting consumers in campaigns to improve conditions for low-wage workers.
  5. Snooping on Everyone While the Big Box Thieves Get Busy / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Congress is still dragging its feet on fixes more than a year after Edward Snowden’s alarming revelations first came to light.
  6. The Nouveau Sodbusters / Jim Hightower
    Wall Street’s fake farmers are harvesting sweet profits.
  7. Seeds of Greed / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Seeds of Greed, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Seeds of Greed, 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. @ESGreco

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