In OtherWords: December 12, 2018

In OtherWords: December 12, 2018

This week, President Trump vowed (again) to shut down the government over border wall funding. On the other side of that proposed fence are thousands of people he’s barely mentioned since the elections: homeless migrants and refugees. Border Patrol agents...
In OtherWords: December 5, 2018

In OtherWords: December 5, 2018

Republicans in Wisconsin have just passed a stunning curb on the powers of incoming Democratic Governor-elect Tony Evers. They’ll also retain a big majority in the statehouse, despite winning a decisive minority of votes. Rule-rigging like this, and a similar...
In OtherWords: November 30, 2018

In OtherWords: November 30, 2018

It’s been a polarizing year. But one surprising issue that’s been resiliently bipartisan is marijuana legalization. This week in OtherWords, Paul Armentano looks at all the heartland states — red, purple, and blue — where voters approved ballot...
In OtherWords: November 21, 2018

In OtherWords: November 21, 2018

California is suffering its deadliest wildfires ever. But don’t ask the president about climate change — he only wants to talk about rakes, apparently. Jill Richardson explains this week, while Khalil Bendib shows the president fiddling while...
In OtherWords: November 14, 2018

In OtherWords: November 14, 2018

As more votes are tallied, the “blue wave” is looking a lot bigger than it did last week, driven in large part by a huge spike in turnout.┬áStill, a lot of Americans plainly feel left out of the political process. Why vote, many wonder, when it seems like...