This week in OtherWords, I explain why thousands of Lindy Hoppers are celebrating Frankie Manning’s legacy, Martha Burk weighs in on the growth of low-wage jobs for women, and Joel Kendrick puts the latest sports LGBT milestone into perspective.
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- The Snide World of Sports / Joel Kendrick
The response to the NFL’s first openly gay player shows how far this nation has to go in our race toward tolerance.
- Scrimping on Women’s Pay / Martha Burk
Low-paying jobs are growing faster than decent-paying jobs, and more women than men are getting measly wages.
- Why Tea Partiers Should Back Minimum Wage Raise / John Stoehr
If tea-partying Republicans want to force the GOP establishment to stand for principle, they have to make the party’s big-business faction feel pain.
- Saved by Swing / Emily Schwartz Greco
There’s no way I could sit out Frankie Manning’s centennial.
- Derailing the Dynasty Train / Chuck Collins
In his surprise best-seller, Thomas Piketty warns that growing wealth inequality will have a corrosive impact on our democratic institutions.
- Man Can’t Live on Cabbage Alone / Jill Richardson
Americans need credible nutrition advice they can trust, not a choice between quacks and “experts” sold out to junk food companies.
- Koch Brothers Rev Up High-Octane Hypocrisy / Jim Hightower
Lobbyists funded by Charles and David Koch want to punish homeowners for installing solar panels on their own roofs.
- An American Banking Revolution Awaits / William A. Collins
These tough economic times require creative alternatives to Wall Street, including more state banks.
- Letting the Sun Shine on the Kochs / Khalil Bendib