This week in OtherWords, Marge Baker explains why Harry Reid took the “nuclear option,” Jim Hightower weighs in on the Canton, Ohio Walmart’s food drive for its own low-paid workers, and Tiffany Williams praises the new film Sunlight Jr. for its portrayal of the kind of poverty Hollywood usually ignores. Donald Kaul is still taking a break.

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  1. Finally, Hollywood Discovers the Drama in Everyday Poverty / Tiffany Williams
    Some movies offer an escape from reality. Sunlight, Jr. is the rare film that can awaken us to it.
  2. We’re Not Broke — We’ve Been Robbed / Richard Kirsch
    Slashing government spending now is just going to make our nation poorer.
  3. The Other Government Shutdown / Marge Baker
    Reid’s use of the “nuclear option” will finally make the Senate do its job.
  4. The Retirement Deficit / Sam Pizzigati
    Many of America’s CEOs don’t think we’re “entitled” to a secure retirement.
  5. Islands in the Storm / Jill Richardson
    Some of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation was made in the USA.
  6. Tiny Tim Time at Walmart / Jim Hightower
    Shouldn’t Sam Walton’s heirs at least pony up a pittance from their prodigious inheritance for a few turkey-and-sweet-potato dinners on Thanksgiving?
  7. A Better Grip on Climate Change / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    There’s plenty that you can do about it.
  8. Attack of the Budget Slashers / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Attack of the Budget Slashers, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Attack of the Budget Slashers, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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