This week in OtherWords, Rep. Barbara Lee calls for universal access to reproductive health services and Jill Richardson shrugs off the news that McDonald’s will phase in cage-free eggs.

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The Debate Dividing the GOP, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Debate Dividing the GOP, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. We Can — and Should — Do More to Help Syrian Refugees / Chris Toensing
    If tiny Lebanon can receive over 1 million, surely the wealthiest country in the world can follow suit.
  2. Health Care Isn’t a Bargaining Chip / Congresswoman Barbara Lee
    Women should be free to make their own health decisions no matter what they earn or where they live.
  3. Urban America’s Slow-Motion Crisis / Rebecca Ruggles
    Millions of residents in poor city neighborhoods live in environments that assault their health on a daily basis.
  4. The Insult Generator / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Donald Trump ought to give a Jewish custom a shot.
  5. The GOP Agenda (Or Lack Thereof) / Donald Kaul
    To hear Republicans tell it, America’s major issues boil down to Hillary Clinton’s emails, Benghazi, and Planned Parenthood.
  6. Mitch McConnell’s War on Iran — and Boeing? / John Kiriakou
    The only people who get hurt if Congress slaps new trade sanctions on Iran are U.S. aviation companies.
  7. Chicken Disneyland / Jill Richardson
    McDonald’s is slowly transitioning to cage-free eggs, but that’s only a slightly better deal for the chickens.
  8. Chicago’s Taxpayer-Funded Ode to Robber Barons / Jim Hightower
    The Park Service is sponsoring a national monument on the site of an autocratic old company town.
  9. The Debate Dividing the GOP / Khalil Bendib

 

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Columnist Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org.