Daphne Wysham parses Obama’s “dirty energy” policy, Antonia Juhasz reflects on the BP oil disaster a year after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and columnist William A. Collins highlights the dangers of nuclear reactors and weapons.
John Feffer argues that the war on Libya shouldn’t translate into yet another budget increase for the Pentagon.
In this week’s OtherWords editorial package, we’ve got three Tax Day op-eds–including one by Chuck Collins that tells Congress where to find $400 billion a year in revenue–and a cartoon by Khalil Bendib lampooning GOP budget priorities
Phyllis Bennis critiques the U.S.-led military intervention in Libya and Dr. Ira Helfand weighs in on the potential impact of the radiation unleashed by Japan’s crippled nuclear power station in Fukushima.
Sanho Tree explains why adopting Colombia’s failed anti-drug policies in Mexico is a mistake and Donald Kaul says we should stay out of Libya.
William A. Collins laments the dangers that the nation’s health care system poses to our health while Robert Alvarez explains why managing nuclear weapons should be the Pentagon’s job, instead of an Energy Department task.
Tracy Fernandez Rysavy underscores concerns about radiation from cell phones, Donald Kaul weighs in on Wisconsin’s uprising, and Mary Anne Hitt puts the GOP attack on EPA funding in context.
In this week’s OtherWords editorial package, Jim Hightower salutes the Green Bay Packers and their 112,000 owners while Michael B. Keegan expresses concern that Rep. Peter King’s upcoming hearings on domestic terrorism will exploit widespread fears of Muslims in a newfangled version of McCarthyism. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do.
Sarah Anderson reflects on her great-grandfather’s experience as a Civil War veteran and Donald Kaul remembers why he liked Ike.