Monthly Archives: June 2009

Austin’s Lloyd Doggett and the Sorta Clean Energy Act

After working hard to reform it, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D,TX) finally voted for the energy bill. Here he speaks at the Austin Global Warming Press conference in June, 2008.The special interests’ ‘Clean Energy’ bill passes the House Austin’s own … finish reading Austin’s Lloyd Doggett and the Sorta Clean Energy Act

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Singin’ on Sunday: Austin’s Cold Sun

Cold Sun live in the Palmer Auditorium, circa 1971.Cold Sun: Austin’s Lost Psychedelic VisionariesBy Patrick Lundborg [To hear Cold Sun, click here.] The story of how Austin, Texas was transformed from a sleepy little college town into a world- renowned … finish reading Singin’ on Sunday: Austin’s Cold Sun

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The Mexican Dilemma: Biofuel or Food?

Street vendor in Mexico City. Critics of biofuels say they push up the cost of food.Mexico’s gamble on biofuelsBy Alberto Najar / June 26, 2009 Mexican authorities intent on tackling the issues surrounding the production of biofuels are faced with … finish reading The Mexican Dilemma: Biofuel or Food?

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Still Not Much Concrete Evidence of Iranian Election Fraud

Tehran, August 19, 1953.Tehran, June 13, 2009. See also, In a micro-blogging world, caution needed on macro of #iranelection by Maha Zimmo, below. AJAX REDUX: US Heavy Meddle in IranBy Nima Shirazi / The Rag Blog / June 26, 2009 … finish reading Still Not Much Concrete Evidence of Iranian Election Fraud

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Stonewall Was a Riot : Gay Liberation and the Struggle for Social Change

The Stonewall Rebellion, June 28, 1969. Top photo © Fred McDarrah.The Stonewall Rebellion, the fight for gay liberation and the Sixties movement for social change By Michael Bronski / The Rag Blog / June 27, 2009[With a response by Allen … finish reading Stonewall Was a Riot : Gay Liberation and the Struggle for Social Change

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The Foundation of the US: God and Guns?

I didn’t exactly come away from my studies of early American history believing that God and guns were founding principles. It’s a fair perversion of those principles that this fellow exhibits. And I’d bet he has thousands (or millions?) who … finish reading The Foundation of the US: God and Guns?

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Where’s Waldo? Play ‘Find That Health Care Lobbyist!’

NPR has started to identify individuals and publish how much cash they have thrown at elected officials to maintain the status quo for private health care insurance companies… By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / June 26, 2009 National … finish reading Where’s Waldo? Play ‘Find That Health Care Lobbyist!’

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Juan Cole : Michael Jackson, Islam and the Middle East

Michael Jackson. Photo from Getty Images. Michael Jackson was deeply hurt and humiliated by the experience [of his 2005 trial], and his withdrawal to Bahrain and search for a different tradition of spirituality may well have come out of that … finish reading Juan Cole : Michael Jackson, Islam and the Middle East

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Mark Sanford : GOP in Trouble, Pants-Down

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford takes the oath of office for a second term in 2007 with his wife, Jenny, and sons (from left) Marshall III, Landon, Bolton and Blake. Lessee, that’s two oaths down and counting. Photo by Mary … finish reading Mark Sanford : GOP in Trouble, Pants-Down

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Solar Powered Flight: The Potential of Renewable Energies

Solar Impulse planeSolar plane to make public debutBy Jonathan Amos / June 26, 2009 Swiss adventurer Bertrand Picard is set to unveil a prototype of the solar-powered plane he hopes eventually to fly around the world. The initial version, spanning … finish reading Solar Powered Flight: The Potential of Renewable Energies

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Mexican Elections : Calderón Beats Law and Order Drum

Mexican President Felipe Calderón: his political muscle will be weakened. Photo by Gurinder Osan / AP. With all that sucking the sand from beneath his feet, President Felipe Calderón, like every beleagured right-winger since Nixon, is beating the Law and … finish reading Mexican Elections : Calderón Beats Law and Order Drum

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Alan Haber : Exposing the Dark Forces

As long as these forces operate, and are not pursued, there is no democracy, whatever the window dressings. By Alan Haber / The Rag Blog / June 25, 2009 See ‘Did the CIA kill Bobby Kennedy?’ by Shane O’Sullivan, Below. … finish reading Alan Haber : Exposing the Dark Forces

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