This week in OtherWords, Donald Kaul summons a Guys and Dolls scene to explain the stock market’s oscillations and John Kiriakou relays what happened when he accidentally drank beer with Elon Musk.

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The Stock Market Breaks into Cold Sweats, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Stock Market Breaks into Cold Sweats, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. White Supremacy Is Alive and All Too Well / Mitchell Zimmerman
    Our system amounts to affirmative action for white people.
  2. Georgia’s Educational Neglect / Olivia Alperstein
    Some schools are still separate and unequal when it comes to students with disabilities.
  3. Who in Their Right Mind? / John Morlino
    The James Holmes verdict highlights a fatal flaw in the way our legal system treats people with mental illness.

  4. The Only Game in Town / Donald Kaul
    The stock market is as crooked as the dice game in Guys and Dolls.
  5. Hurricane Francis / Emily Schwartz Greco
    The People’s Pope will shake up Washington before addressing the UN General Assembly and meeting with prisoners.
  6. My Brush with Elon Musk / John Kiriakou
    When I accidentally asked the Thomas Edison of our time what he did for a living, he lit up like a Christmas tree.
  7. Missing the Forest for the AC / Jill Richardson
    Sometimes well-meaning efforts at conservation fall short, and sometimes they’re downright absurd.
  8. Thirty Bucks to Take on the Billionaires / Jim Hightower
    The average donation to Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign is a heartwarming, soul-saving $33.51.
  9. The Stock Market Breaks into Cold Sweats / Khalil Bendib cartoon
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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