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In OtherWords: November 23, 2016

In OtherWords: November 23, 2016

It's been a tumultuous week of news, as details of Donald Trump's transition team and agenda trickle out. A key item on the chopping block is the Affordable Care Act. Among many other things, its repeal could leave millions of women without access to affordable birth...

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In OtherWords: November 16, 2016

In OtherWords: November 16, 2016

This week in OtherWords, we're still processing the election results and what they mean for the years to come. A few of our writers even managed to find some silver linings. Jim Hightower, for example, notes that many progressive candidates and issues — like minimum...

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In OtherWords: November 9, 2016

In OtherWords: November 9, 2016

Donald Trump shocked the world this week with his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton. While Trump's polling was competitive with the former secretary of state's from the beginning, few imagined that his coalition was broad enough to triumph on Election Day. No...

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In OtherWords: November 2, 2016

In OtherWords: November 2, 2016

This week in OtherWords, in our last package before Election Day, our writers take a hard look at the shape of our democracy. Amid the bruising last days, marked by yet new hysteria over Hillary Clinton's emails and yet more negative headlines for Donald Trump, our...

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In OtherWords: October 26, 2016

In OtherWords: October 26, 2016

Hundreds of protestors at Standing Rock have been arrested, and the Sioux tribe has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate abuses by police officers against those blocking the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. OtherWords cartoonist Khalil Bendib...

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In OtherWords: October 12, 2016

In OtherWords: October 12, 2016

Weeks into the largest national prison strike in our history, the U.S Department of Justice has opened an investigation into Alabama prison conditions. It promises to look into claims of human rights abuses from sexual assault by correctional officers to unsanitary...

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In OtherWords: October 5, 2016

In OtherWords: October 5, 2016

Last week, Congress rejected President Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act that will allow victims of the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for their involvement. OtherWords cartoonist Khalil Bendib imagines what this law would look...

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In OtherWords: September 28, 2016

In OtherWords: September 28, 2016

In the first presidential debate of 2016, Hillary Clinton was quick to bring up that "small" million-dollar loan Donald Trump borrowed from his father. And Trump, predictably, stood by his business acumen while understating the advantage of inheriting his father's...

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In OtherWords: September 21, 2016

In OtherWords: September 21, 2016

Earlier this month, Hurricane Hermine became the first to make landfall in Florida since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. But in the meantime, the Atlantic region has been no stranger to storms of increasing intensity. Earth to climate deniers, these storms seem to be...

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In OtherWords: September 14, 2016

In OtherWords: September 14, 2016

Following protests led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal order overruled a district judge's order, halting construction of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline. The pipeline threatened to endanger both the tribe's sacred burial grounds and water supply from...

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