This week in OtherWords, Jill Richardson describes the relief she’s feeling thanks to California’s rollout of the Affordable Care Act and Andrew Korfhage suggests divesting from fossil fuels as a New Year’s resolution. We’re also sharing a classic Donald Kaul column from the early days of the Iraq War that didn’t seem so early at the time. Sam Pizzigati is on vacation.

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  1. Seeing Through the Fog / Amanda Ufheil-Somers
    Washington needs to put more pressure on Bahrain’s oppressive monarchy.
  2. A Step the Government Can Take to Reduce Inequality / Nick Schwellenbach
    Federal government contractors can charge taxpayers up to almost $1 million annually for each contractor employee’s compensation.
  3. A Financial New Year’s Resolution / Andrew Korfhage
    In 2014, do what you can to pull the plug on fossil fuels.
  4. Why I’m Breathing Easier in 2014 / Jill Richardson
    I know firsthand that the Affordable Care Act can help people.
  5. This California Scheme Is Bad for Your Health / Jim Hightower
    Republican members of the California Assembly created a fake and misleading health insurance website.
  6. The War on Ourselves / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Since when do sheriffs get to choose which laws to enforce?
  7. Flashback: The Red Sox and the White House / Donald Kaul
    In this November 5, 2003 column, Kaul compared George W. Bush to a failed baseball team manager in terms of the way he dealt with Iraq.
  8. Finding the Real Mother of Obamacare / Khalil Bendib cartoon
Finding the Real Mother of Obamacare, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Finding the Real Mother of Obamacare, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org