In this week’s OtherWords editorial package, Salvatore Babones debunks Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare concerns and Fran Hunt makes the case against drilling for oil in the Arctic. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do.
- Ryan’s Medicare Hot Air / Salvatore Babones
It’s simply not time to hit the panic button.
- Greening the Pentagon / Mike Prokosch
If we want to build up a green manufacturing economy, we should directly invest in it, not plow more money into military spending.
- Washington’s Strange Nuclear Bedfellows / Michael McCarthy
The United States, as the world’s undisputed nuclear weapons superpower, should finally ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
- Avoiding the Next Arctic Oil Disaster / Fran Hunt
Exxon’s Valdez disaster had ruinous and enduring impacts.
- Grand Old Pedagogy / Donald Kaul
We’re a diverse nation of many religions and each has the same rights as any other group, including the right to be left alone.
- Down and Out on Wall Street / Jim Hightower
We should all be as broke as they are.
- Better Public Schools Require a Stronger Safety Net / William A. Collins
School segregation by class is the norm in the United States.
- Nuclear Alert / Khalil Bendib
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