In this week’s OtherWords editorial package, Emira Woods puts Charles Taylor’s war crimes in Liberia and Sierra Leone into context and David Elliot delivers a moving college commencement address to today’s debt-ridden grads. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do.

  1. The Strange Case of Charles Taylor / Emira Woods
    This long-awaited verdict against the former Liberian strongman brings some measure of justice to a region ripped apart by brutality, greed, and proxy wars.
  2. Shortchanging America / Chuck Collins and Scott Klinger
    Verizon is the poster child for corporate irresponsibility.
  3. The Class of 2012’s Choice / David Elliot
    Today’s graduates must change the world if they don’t want to wind up flipping burgers.
  4. Walmart’s Arrogance / Chris Tilly
    The Walmex bribery scandal casts a spotlight on the retail giant’s many offenses in North America.
  5. Declaration of War / Donald Kaul
    Republican firebrands want to set Romney’s agenda.
  6. ALEC’s Comeuppance / Jim Hightower
    Not only have the people rebelled, they’ve also organized and mobilized.
  7. U.S. Torturers are Still Awaiting Arrest / William A. Collins
    Prosecution is an effective cure for torture.
  8. Graduating into Debt / Khalil Bendib
Graduating into Debt, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib.

Graduating into Debt, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib.

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