This week in OtherWords, I give you a good reason to read Naomi Klein’s new book about the climate challenge, Jill Richardson applauds California’s efforts to stop using billions of single-use plastic bags, and Josh Hoxie says the #RichKids of Beverly Hills reality TV show proves that Uncle Sam needs to do more about taxing great fortunes.

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  1. The Next Round of an Unwinnable War Beckons / Amanda Ufheil-Somers
    Bombing raids on Islamic State targets in Iraq may just make things worse.
  2. Restoring Government by the People, for the People / Marge Baker
    It doesn’t have to be this way.
  3. Worried About Climate Change? Ban Fracking on Federal Lands / Wenonah Hauter
    It’s up to Congress to protect our national treasures.
  4. A Simpler Solution to Climate Change / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Naomi Klein wants everyone to join forces and just pull the plug on oil, gas, and coal.
  5. Ted Cruz Dreams Up Assorted Fossil Fuel Favors / Jim Hightower
    He’s got a nifty plan to alleviate Native American poverty by opening up their tribal lands to oil drilling.
  6. Taxing the #RichKids / Josh Hoxie
    A reality TV show’s gaudy displays of wealth beg the question: How much is too much?
  7. California Adds Steam to the Bag-Banning Movement / Jill Richardson
    We can conserve by not wasting stuff we don’t actually need.
  8. A Change in the Weather / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    A Change in the Weather, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    A Change in the Weather, 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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