This week in OtherWords, Kathleen Turner weighs in on the war against Planned Parenthood and Olivia Alperstein calls on Washington to welcome more Syrian refugees.

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Ahmed and Dangerous, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Ahmed and Dangerous, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. Mending Our Welcome Mat / Olivia Alperstein
    This nation of immigrants should shelter more Syrian refugees.
  2. The Real Target of the Planned Parenthood Attacks / Kathleen Turner
    The leading GOP candidates have aligned themselves with a platform based on endangering women’s health care access.
  3. Nuts to First Class / Sarah Browning
    The growing class divide on airplanes feels a lot like America’s.
  4. Taking it Lying Down vs. Plain Old Lying / Donald Kaul
    The GOP finally has someone who can stand up to Donald Trump’s lies — and it turns out she’s a liar, too.
  5. The GOP’s Can’t-Do Attitude / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Refusing to address climate change could drown Florida.
  6. A Racist Wake-Up Call / John Kiriakou
    After Ahmed Mohamed’s ordeal, there’s no denying that Americans still harbor misguided feelings about Muslims.
  7. Your Weed Killer Might Kill You / Jill Richardson
    The revelation that Roundup causes cancer demands a response that goes beyond restricting the commonplace chemical’s use.
  8. Fighting Inequality at the Local Level / Jim Hightower
    Transit workers in Grand Rapids are organizing against pension theft and fare hikes.
  9. Ahmed and Dangerous / 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.