This week in OtherWords, Sam Pizzigati, William A. Collins, and I point out that this is no time to slash the food stamp program and Jill Richardson explains how a gusher of corporate cash appears to have killed a food-labeling initiative in Washington State. Donald Kaul is still taking some time off.

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  1. A Reason to Party Like It’s 1989 / Miriam Pemberton
    Diplomatic breakthroughs have stalled the momentum toward a U.S. war in Syria.
  2. Caving on Immigration / Raul A. Reyes
    Marco Rubio has unmasked himself as an opportunist whose most consistent commitment is to his own ambition.
  3. Redefining Heroism / Arnold “Skip” Oliver
    When I was in Vietnam, I was no hero.
  4. The Dark Side of Internships / Kathryn Cassibry
    Working for free shouldn’t be a rite of passage.
  5. Heartless for the Holidays / Sam Pizzigati
    Why do rich and powerful people engage in callous behavior?
  6. Big Food Crushes Consumer Rights in Washington State / Jill Richardson
    Corporate foes of a genetic labeling measure outspent grassroots supporters by a 3-1 margin.
  7. 5 Million Missing American Workers / Jim Hightower
    We need a national “milk carton” campaign to spread awareness of these lost workers.
  8. Food Stamp Cuts Will Stoke Hunger / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Demand for SNAP benefits won’t retreat until the economic recovery stops benefitting only the richest Americans.
  9. Tidings of Discomfort for the Poor / Khalil Bendib Cartoon
    Food stamp cuts are a lousy holiday gift for hungry Americans.

    Tidings of Discomfort for the Poor, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Tidings of Discomfort for the Poor, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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