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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The End of Civilization as We Know It / Khalil Bendib cartoon
The End of Civilization as We Know It, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The End of Civilization as We Know It, 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.

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