This week in OtherWords, Timothy Karr explains what’s so bad about Comcast’s plan to gobble up Time Warner Cable while Jim Hightower weighs in on Greg Abbott’s choice to campaign with Ted Nugent at his side.

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  1. Why You Should Fear Big Bad Cable / Timothy Karr
    Comcast’s plan to merge with Time Warner Cable could leave millions of Americans stranded on the digital equivalent of a winding dirt road.
  2. Exporting Extremism / Peter Montgomery
    Religious arch-conservatives are peddling their anti-LGBT hate in other countries.
  3. It’s Time for Maryland’s Factory Farms to Pay Their Fair Share / Wenonah Hauter
    When you have 305 million chickens on the Eastern Shore, that’s a lot of poultry waste polluting the Chesapeake Bay.
  4. Take this Compromise with a Grain of Salt / Sam Pizzigati
    The new GOP plan to plug Wall Street loopholes is a start, but not a solution.
  5. A Sweet Victory / Jill Richardson
    After two decades of consumer campaigns, the government has agreed to include added sugars on nutrition labels.
  6. Ted Nugent Falls off His Rocker / Jim Hightower
    The Republican nominee in the Texas gubernatorial race should know better than to embrace someone spouting racist and sexist views.
  7. The War on Veterans / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Congress and the White House are much better at starting wars than cleaning up after them.
  8. Before and After a War / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Before and After a War, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Before and After a War, 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. @OTWords

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