In this week’s OtherWords editorial package, Salvatore Babones makes the case for boosting Social Security benefits instead of cutting them and Bartlett Naylor calls on the government to fulfill a commitment to curb reckless behavior on Wall Street. 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 Real Social Security Crisis / Salvatore Babones
    It may be difficult to face facts in an election year, but the fact is that Social Security retirement benefits are just too low.
  2. Black Women Make History Too / Martha Burk
    Coretta Scott King was MLK’s equal partner.
  3. Risky Business / Bartlett Naylor
    Astronomic compensation remains the norm on Wall Street.
  4. Politics, Perpetrators, and the Plight of Women / Allyson Neville-Morgan
    Angelina Jolie’s “In the Land of Blood and Honey” is an important reminder that the international community can’t forgo its responsibility to respond to genocide.
  5. Un-Presidential Primaries / Donald Kaul
    Despite the Santorum speed bump, it seems certain now that Mitt Romney will be the eventual nominee.
  6. The Chief Twinkie Goes Ding Dong / Jim Hightower
    After sinking into bankruptcy, Hostess Brands is trying to squeeze its workers without disrupting its junk food sales.
  7. Racist Double Whammy / William A. Collins
    African Americans are disproportionately impacted by the Great Recession and the Great Disenfranchisement.
  8. American Roulette / Khalil Bendib
American Roulette, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

American Roulette, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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