In this week’s OtherWords editorial package, Donald Kaul reflects on the Iraq War debacle, Chris Toensing explains that NATO’s warplanes didn’t necessarily “save lives” in Libya, and Jim Cason says that Washington’s new reliance on drone warfare is too dangerous. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do.
- No Nuclear Nirvana on the Horizon / Robert Alvarez
Nearly a year after the Fukushima disaster and more than three decades after the Three Mile Island accident, nuclear power remains expensive, dangerous, and too radioactive for Wall Street.
- Washington’s Dangerous New Military Strategy / Jim Cason
Drones may seem like a way to wage war on the cheap, but the moral cost of this kind of warfare is too high.
- Libya’s Lessons / Chris Toensing
Body counts would be embarrassing.
- Congress Must Pass a Farm Bill in 2012 / Ben Burkett
Our farm and food system is broken.
- Iraq Takes It Personally / Donald Kaul
“Don’t let the door hit you on the way out” is terrifying in Arabic.
- Treating Sick Rich Folks / Jim Hightower
The plutocratic elite is perverting health care into a luxury commodity.
- Raw Trade Deals / William A. Collins
With cheap imports woven tightly into U.S. manufacturing and retail, corporations have a lot at stake.
- Dr. Strangedrone / Khalil Bendib
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