This week in OtherWords, Michael Brune explains why he’s going to march in New York City on September 21 for climate action and Martha Burk weighs in on the decisive role women can play this election year.

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  1. Why I’m Marching for Climate Action / Michael Brune
    The vast mines stripping Alberta’s tar sands are wrecking old-growth forests.
  2. Auditioning for the Electorate / Ryan Alexander
    It’s unlikely that even one of the dozen spending bills Congress must pass will be enacted.
  3. This Election Puts Women in the Driver’s Seat / Martha Burk
    Female voters could tip the balance for Democrats in several high-profile Senate races that Republicans are counting on for majority control.
  4. What’s Ahead for Ferguson / Marc Morial
    Michael Brown’s untimely death put the entire country’s criminal justice system on trial.
  5. Bombing at a Press Conference Beats Mindlessly Flexing Military Might / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    The hottest conflicts raging at the moment defy easy answers.
  6. The Leaf Blower Divide / Sarah Anderson
    These machines senselessly endanger your health.
  7. Build It and Bikes Will Come / Jill Richardson
    Madison, Wisconsin gently guides its residents away from cars and onto bike lanes and buses.
  8. That Gosh Darn Minimum Wage / Jim Hightower
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell feels put upon just for having to talk about increasing the pay of the country’s working poor.
  9. When All You’ve Got Is a Hammer / Khalil Bendib

    When All You've Got Is a Hammer, a cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    When All You’ve Got Is a Hammer, a 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