This week in OtherWords, Peter Certo likens the situation in Syria to a “landmine” and Jim Hightower celebrates a campaign that wants extreme weather events named after the politicians who refuse to recognize or do anything about man-made climate change.
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- The Off-the-Cuff Breakthrough on Syria / Peter Certo
Moscow has no more interest than Washington in escalating this war.
- A Trumped-Up War on Welfare / Bob Lord
One way the top 1 percent is trying to ease concerns about inequality is pretending that our safety net is too generous to the bottom 1 percent.
- The Russian-American Beat Must Go On / John Isaacs
Snowden’s asylum and Russia’s abysmal LGBT policies shouldn’t get in the way of sensible bilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.
- Confessions of a Repentant War of 1812 Reenactor / Arnold Oliver
War is an ugly business, and should be remembered that way.
- The Legacy of 9/11 / Donald Kaul
Twelve years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks we’re no safer but more of a police state.
- Danger Ahead: Our Disappearing Pensions / Sam Pizzigati
The vaunted 401(k) revolution has left few Americans with a nest egg.
- The USDA’s Reckless Plan / Jill Richardson
The government intends to spread a failed pilot program that decreased food safety to every hog plant in the nation.
- Naming the Names behind Extreme Weather / Jim Hightower
How about making scientifically challenged politicians accountable for their inaction on climate change?
- Haiti’s Hard Place / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
Foreign-funded mining operations may not be enough to alleviate the scourges of cholera, displaced people, and corrupt leaders.
- Weather Extremists / Khalil Bendib
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