This week in OtherWords, Jill Richardson calls for hemp legalization and Jim Hightower skewers the media’s “native advertising” penchant. William A. Collins and I are taking a break from our weekly column and Donald Kaul is still convalescing.
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- Nottoway to Make a Good Impression / Sarah Browning
If you claim to be a champion for the underdogs, then you probably shouldn’t host your event at a former slave plantation.
- Higher Hopes for Hemp / Jill Richardson
The phony justification for banning hemp because someone might secretly grow pot makes even less sense than it did before Colorado and Washington State legalized marijuana.
- Flashing Too Little Editorial Integrity / Jim Hightower
Advertisers are pushing news sites not to be too explicit about distinguishing between genuine news items and ad hustles.
- From Nurses and Students, a New Assault on Inequality / Sam Pizzigati
Pay ratios may soon become a staple of the debate over our growing income gap.
- The End of Civilization as We Know It / Khalil Bendib cartoon
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