This week in OtherWords, Maude Barlow explains why we need to save the world’s water before it’s too late, Pamela Powers Hannley sizes up Arizona’s latest legislative embarrassment from a local perspective, and Jill Richardson points out that many popular brands of disposable diapers contain toxic chemicals.

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  1. Without any Grassroots, This Austerity Group Withered / Sarah Anderson
    The American people know a fake when they see it.
  2. Saving Our Blue Future / Maude Barlow
    The human race and our planet need a new water ethic.
  3. Arizona Swims against the Tide of Growing Equality / Pamela Powers Hannley
    Gov. Brewer is under pressure to veto a measure foes say would legalize discrimination against the LGBT community, atheists, and others.
  4. Lobbying for Tollbooths and Speed Bumps on Our Information Superhighway / Sam Pizzigati
    In the United States, we surf the Web at the speed of a Model T.
  5. Corporate America Needs to Change Our Diapers / Jill Richardson
    Popular brands of disposable diapers contain dioxins and other toxic chemicals.
  6. Can Someone Please Cancel this Pity Party for the Rich? / Jim Hightower
    Billionaire Tom Perkins wants you to feel the pain of those poor 1-percenters.
  7. The Way Forward: Tax and Spend / Bob Lord and Emily Schwartz Greco
    This strategy would reduce joblessness and inequality while stimulating the economy.
  8. Merging into an Information Superhighway Bottleneck / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Merging into an Information Superhighway Bottleneck, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Merging into an Information Superhighway Bottleneck, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org