This week in OtherWords, Peter Certo weighs in on President Obama’s Iraq record and Michael Brune says the climate movement prompted Facebook and other tech heavyweights to “unfriend” the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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  1. Obama’s Dumb War / Peter Certo
    The president is now poised to leave behind a Middle East quagmire much like the one he was elected to end.
  2. Unfriending ALEC / Michael Brune
    Big tech companies like Google and Facebook are breaking up with corporate polluters.
  3. Here Come the Rain and Drought / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Many coastal regions must start bracing for frequent floods as key freshwater sources are drying up elsewhere.
  4. America’s Grand Fortunes Go Overboard / Sam Pizzigati
    With middle-class net worth crumbling, the Forbes 400 grow wealthier than ever.
  5. Walk Softly and Carry a Big Beer / Jim Hightower
    Don’t just sit on your duffs doing 12-ounce elbow bends — the Russians are buying out Pabst Blue Ribbon.
  6. ‘Leave’ Them Alone / Jill Richardson
    Each fall, trees offer homeowners a bounty of free mulch.
  7. No Exit Strategy / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    No Exit Strategy, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    No Exit Strategy, 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

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