This week in OtherWords, Sam Pizzigati and I explain how President Obama fell short in his State of the Union address on economic justice and energy and Mary Ann Hitt weighs in on West Virginia’s water-contamination crisis. On our blog, Karen Dolan sums up “the people’s” response to Obama’s remarks in verse.
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- Another Chapter in Coal’s Trail of Pollution / Mary Anne Hitt
The West Virginia chemical spill underscores why we need to do more to safeguard our water supply.
- A Fast Track to Eroding Our Rights / Wenonah Hauter
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would have disastrous implications for U.S. consumers.
- Media Silence on an Irate Gun Company’s Connection to Sandy Hook / Jason Salzman
How is Adam Lanza not part of this story?
- The Minimum We Can Do to Fight Inequality / Sam Pizzigati
Obama’s State of the Union action agenda won’t take us nearly far enough.
- This Is What Climate Change Looks Like / Jill Richardson
California isn’t experiencing cold weather this winter, but it’s as vulnerable to the deepening climate crisis as the rest of the country.
- Wisconsin’s Cheesy Innovation / Jim Hightower
By spraying city streets with cheese brine, Milwaukee aims to save money and reduce pollution.
- Short-Circuiting the Future / Emily Schwartz Greco
Fracking is a bridge to nowhere.
- The Magic of De-Regulation / Khalil Bendib cartoon
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