This week in OtherWords, Fredric Rolando describes how letter carriers often serve their customers across the country in unexpected ways and Sam Pizzigati discusses how Utah’s distinction as one of the most economically equal states is fading. Do you want to make sure you don’t miss the latest from OtherWords? Then subscribe to our free weekly newsletter. Do you value our sharp analysis and bold ideas? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to keep this valuable service running.

  1. The False Choice between Security and Liberty / Aimee Thomson How much of our privacy and how many of our constitutional rights are we willing to give up to protect this country from violent attack?
  2. When Postal Workers Double as First Responders / Fredric Rolando They’re often the only watchful eyes in a neighborhood when most residents are at work or school.
  3. The Un-American Way / Wenonah Hauter The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal threatens food safety and public health.
  4. Et Tu, Buddhist? / Donald Kaul In every war, both sides claim that God’s on their side.
  5. In America’s West, Equality Takes a Hit / Sam Pizzigati Utah may be losing its egalitarian advantage.
  6. The Fake Thing / Jill Richardson With a newfound exercise obsession, Coca-Cola and other companies are trying to shift the blame for what they’re doing to our health.
  7. Wall Street’s Fix for Homelessness / Jim Hightower A former hedge fund manager believes that charity causes poverty.
  8. The Medical-Industrial Complex / William A. Collins Our health industry’s big players focus on making as much money as possible.
  9. Patients vs Profits / Khalil Bendib
Patients vs Profits, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Patients vs Profits, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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