Monthly Archives: October 2009

HEALTH / Know Thyself (And Watch Thy Back)

Nancy Kennedy, 20, downs soda and fries. Photo from LA Times, 1965.A good dose of Healthy Skepticism:Learn what works for you Each of us is inside our body and we know what it feels like better than the M.D. ever … finish reading HEALTH / Know Thyself (And Watch Thy Back)

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Photographer Roy DeCarava : ‘The Sound I Saw’

Photographer Roy DeCarava. Photo by triggahappy76 / Flickr.Roy DeCarava : 1919-2009 Photographer Roy DeCarava, who died Oct. 27 at age 89, dedicated his 60-year career to capturing images of African Americans. His subjects ranged from daily life in his hometown … finish reading Photographer Roy DeCarava : ‘The Sound I Saw’

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Divine Comedy : Joe Lieberman and the Hypocrites

The Hypocrites address Dante, from Canto XXIII of Divine Comedy, Inferno, by Dante Alighieri. Engraving by Gustave Doré from Pantheon Books edition / Wikimedia Commons.The Eighth Circle of Hell:Lieberman, Congress and health care reform Of course, Sen. Lieberman does not … finish reading Divine Comedy : Joe Lieberman and the Hypocrites

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Honduras : A Deal is Cut to Reinstate Zelaya

Zelaya supporter shouts slogans outside the National Congress. Photo from AFP.Compromise deal restores ZelayaRiot police meet demonstrators with tear gasBy David Holmes Morris / The Rag Blog / October 30, 2009 See Val Liveoak’s analysis of the latest developments — … finish reading Honduras : A Deal is Cut to Reinstate Zelaya

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Paul Baker : Giant of Texas Theater Dies at 98

Paul Baker in front of Dallas Theater Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1960. Photo by Eliot Elisofon / Life Images.Giant of Texas theater Paul Baker:Director, educator, firebrand dies at 98 See ‘Paul Baker at Baylor: A student remembers,’ by … finish reading Paul Baker : Giant of Texas Theater Dies at 98

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Afghan Hawks : Make Your Case (And Chill with the Hot Air)

Photo by Michael Yon / Big Hollywood.A suggestion to the Afghan hawks:Give us facts, not just hot air By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / October 30, 2009 The supporters of Joe Biden seem to be on the defensive … finish reading Afghan Hawks : Make Your Case (And Chill with the Hot Air)

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Sudanese Journalist : Seven Years at Guantanamo was ‘Living Hell’

Above, supporters of Sami Al’Hajj unfurl banner during Al’Hajj’s 2008 hunger strike. Below, Al Jazeera interviews Sami Al’Hajj at the Doha International Airport in Quatar, May 30, 2008. Photo by omar_chatriwala / Flickr.Journalist Al’Hajj describes Guantanamo detentionBefore international war crimes … finish reading Sudanese Journalist : Seven Years at Guantanamo was ‘Living Hell’

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Some Cockamamie Ideas about Afghanistan

Afghani women: Offer micro-loans for economic development. Photo from UNHCR.Remembering Pharaoh, Plagues and Exodus…Afghanistan: There has to be a better way By Rabbi Arthur Waskow / The Rag Blog / October 29, 2009 When some of us outside Washington (and … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Some Cockamamie Ideas about Afghanistan

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Afghanistan : Tom Friedman’s ‘Cronkite Moment’?

Tom Friedman’s “Walter Cronkite Moment”?Times columnist reverses field on Afghanistan.By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / October 29, 2009 The Iraq war’s chief New York Times cheerleader has reversed field on Afghanistan. Does it mean there will be no … finish reading Afghanistan : Tom Friedman’s ‘Cronkite Moment’?

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Dick J. Reavis : SDS and the Great Divide

Image from Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History.Today’s Red Book and the demise of SDS Nobody present had repudiated Leftism, but everyone seemed to have reached a consensus that the heedlessness of youth had been our common flaw. … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : SDS and the Great Divide

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FILM / William Kunstler : Disturbing the Universe

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe… Remarkable film tells story ofFamed civil rights attorney By Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / October 28, 2009 William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a film by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, premiered as part … finish reading FILM / William Kunstler : Disturbing the Universe

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VERSE / Larry Piltz : In the Opt-Out States of America

Big digeridoo. Photo from Pihkva.com. I pledge new legions to The Hagueand fresh new lesions to The Plaguefor medicines to moan and begas Corporatocracy humps my legin the Opt-Out States of AmericaRe the Public Option’s widget plansfor bleeding gums and … finish reading VERSE / Larry Piltz : In the Opt-Out States of America

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