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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- A Reason to Party Like It’s 1989 / Miriam Pemberton
Diplomatic breakthroughs have stalled the momentum toward a U.S. war in Syria.
- Caving on Immigration / Raul A. Reyes
Marco Rubio has unmasked himself as an opportunist whose most consistent commitment is to his own ambition.
- Redefining Heroism / Arnold “Skip” Oliver
When I was in Vietnam, I was no hero.
- The Dark Side of Internships / Kathryn Cassibry
Working for free shouldn’t be a rite of passage.
- Heartless for the Holidays / Sam Pizzigati
Why do rich and powerful people engage in callous behavior?
- 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.
- 5 Million Missing American Workers / Jim Hightower
We need a national “milk carton” campaign to spread awareness of these lost workers.
- 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.
- Tidings of Discomfort for the Poor / Khalil Bendib Cartoon
Food stamp cuts are a lousy holiday gift for hungry Americans.