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William A. Collins, a former mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut, founded Minuteman Media in 1998. In 2010, the Institute for Policy
Studies took over its management and Minuteman Media was renamed OtherWords. OtherWords distributes commentary and cartoons aimed at amplifying
progressive analysis in the national conversation. It empowers readers
to become more engaged citizens.

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Image created from image crediting Wednesday, July 29, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Blood from a Stone The austerity measures in Greece are simply draconian. They hurt society's weakest and most at-risk people. No wonder Greeks voted against the cuts in overwhelming numbers in a recent referendum, only to have their European neighbors force-feed them more painful cuts under penalty of kicking them out of the Eurozone.

Image created from image crediting Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Latest Victim in the War on Whistleblowers The message is clear: If you go public with evidence of government malfeasance, you must prepare yourself for the worst. The Justice Department will spend millions of taxpayer dollars to ruin you financially, personally, and professionally -- and to make an example of you in the media.

Image created from image crediting Sunday, May 17, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Closing the Door on Torture The architects of the torture program haven't been held accountable. Nor have those who clearly violated the law by torturing prisoners without any legal justifications. Why should the government have locked me up for telling the truth and given them full impunity?

Image created from image crediting Saturday, November 29, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Fracking Rush Hits a Pothole If the oil and gas gluts force the drill-baby-drillers to hit the brakes, everyone should cheer. It might encourage investors to waste less money on expensive projects that ought to be invested in the fossil-free future required to avert climate chaos.

A Change in the Weather Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Naomi Klein wants everyone to join forces and just pull the plug on oil, gas, and coal Naomi Klein says humanity has no choice but to ditch its fossil fuel-driven global economy for a local model powered by renewable energy. Out with oil, gas, and coal. In with wind, sun, small-scale hydro, and other things that don't make the climate problem worse. Period.

Image created from image crediting Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Short-Circuiting the Future Even though Obama embraces nuclear reactors as part of his "all-of-the-above" solution to weaning the nation off imported oil and gas, the world may already be on the brink of phasing out this dangerous energy source. In the two years following Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, nuclear energy use underwent record declines, capping two decades of shrinking market share.

Image created from image crediting Wednesday, November 20, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
CEOs Against Grandmas Why do CEOs with platinum pensions care so much about cutting Social Security? The CEOs claim it's all about patriotism. "As an American," Cote says, "I couldn't know about this problem and not try to do something about it." As the Baby Boom generation ages, David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell, says, we're facing a "demographic time bomb."

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A Manufactured Scandal Whether by helping craft Obama's tougher-than-Bush approach to terror, holding herself accountable, providing a steady hand as the attack unfolded, taking steps to ensure diplomats are safe, cooperating fully and transparently with government investigations -- even by publicly connecting to the feelings of her fellow Americans about the loss of bona fide American heroes -- every step of the way Clinton did the right thing.

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Our Road to Elysium Today's wealth and income inequalities aren't the consequence of differences in individual effort. They're the result of a rigged game, as the rules of the economy -- such as tax, trade, and wage policies -- have been tilted in favor of large asset owners at the expense of wage earners.

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Our Women in Uniform Deserve Better While men still comprise the overwhelming majority of our troops and officers, the number of women has risen substantially in the last decade. Unfortunately, so has the numbers of rapes and other sexual assaults. In fact, military women are much more likely to be sexually assaulted by a fellow soldier than killed by an enemy.

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Banning Assault Weapons Makes More Sense than Arming Teachers There are few things as bracing as watching terrified lawmakers duck behind the Second Amendment while they justify their lack of significant response to the latest mass murder committed by a lunatic with an assault rifle. They'd love to do something about it, you see, but the Constitution won't let them.

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Politics Creep to a New Low The Romney team says, "all of our voter outreach is governed by the highest ethical standards." Team Obama says that it adheres to "industry best practices on privacy." Yet, both campaigns are buying our private information from corporate data peddlers who've been sued or are under federal investigation for privacy invasion.

Monday, September 17, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ryan Runs Into the Truth Since hitting the national stage, the real Ryan has been revealed as a slippery, dissembling, fabricating, small-minded, political hack. His debut speech at the Republican National Convention was so filled with lies and chicken you-know-what that it even caused Fox TV's fawning commentators to gag.

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Washington, Are You Listening? The cascade of federal budget cuts expected to begin in January would slash every single program the government classifies as "discretionary," including funding for education. That's heartbreaking, since public investment in education was a driving force behind historic U.S. prosperity.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Shameless Tax Loopholes Money pretty much controls both parties, and money isn't howling for reform. If you seek change, voting surely can help get things rolling. But as Emma Goldman put it, "If voting could change things, they wouldn't let us do it."

Monday, June 18, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's DREAM Gambit Mitt Romney's muted response is a positive sign for DREAMers. It indicated that the new policy blindsided Republicans, even if the usual chorus of anti-immigrant politicians quickly denounced the move. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), for example, said he will sue the Obama administration. Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he was suspicious of the timing.

Monday, May 21, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Let's Resist Herbicide-Resistant Crops Today, 95 percent of the seeds for corn, soybeans, canola, cotton, and sugar beets are genetically engineered. If you are going to avoid these crops, you'll have to avoid processed foods altogether while paying close attention to the labels on virtually everything you eat and every piece of clothing you wear.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Pipeline from the Black Lagoon When nations go to the length of mining tar sands to feed their habit they are sick indeed. The Keystone XL pipeline is a confusing mix of political apples, oranges, and avocados. Just keep in mind, they're all rotten.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Declaration of War -- Republican Firebrands Want to Set Romney's Agenda Republicans bottom line seems to be that Romney can say anything he wants so long as he supports lower taxes on the rich, the evisceration of food stamps and other programs that benefit the poor, and the inflation of a military budget that already looks as though it's on steroids.

Monday, April 23, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Romney's Borking Strategy What does this appointment say to the rest of us? Romney must be assuming that we have all forgotten about Bork's anti-consumer, anti-environmental, and anti-worker record as a judge, not to mention his snarling opposition to women's rights, civil rights, and civil liberties. Those hard-core positions moved the Senate to reject his Supreme Court nomination by Ronald Reagan on a bipartisan vote of 58-42.

Monday, March 26, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ryan's Medicare Hot Air There are plenty of real challenges facing America this election year. Three of the most important are jobs, jobs, and jobs. Potential problems in Medicare and Social Security 50 or 75 years from now just don't measure up. It's not time to hit the panic button just yet.

Thursday, March 15, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rush Limbaugh and the Live Volcano The public outcry over his vulgar and sexist remarks about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke is about a volcano of anger from women. The outrage had simmered for years as countless attacks on women's reproductive freedom piled on. It's erupting now.