Monthly Archives: November 2009

Health Care Reform : The Final Act

Photo by Benjamin Simpson / Hodomania.Final curtain:The health care tragedy By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / November 30, 2009 I was recently privileged to have the opportunity to discuss world affairs, and health care in particular, … finish reading Health Care Reform : The Final Act

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Afghanistan Escalation : Footprint We Can’t Afford

Ecological footprint. Image from Sprayblog.Escalation in Afghanistan:What’s the carbon/health footprint of another senseless war? By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / November 30, 2009 The Afghan War may now doom our ability both to cope with the global climate … finish reading Afghanistan Escalation : Footprint We Can’t Afford

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Turk Pipkin : A Simple Truth… or Two

Turk Pipkin with students at Mahiga Primary School in Kenya.One Peace at a Time:A simple truth… or two By Turk Pipkin / The Rag Blog / November 30, 2009 With the problems of the world appearing more challenging with each … finish reading Turk Pipkin : A Simple Truth… or Two

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Cannabis Commerce : Wasted Potential

Graphic from sloshspot. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Put that in your pipe and smoke it Love it or hate it, people smoke marijuana — lots of it. In some states marijuana consumption and possession have been decriminalized, and even … finish reading Cannabis Commerce : Wasted Potential

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Jonah Raskin : 40 Years Later: The Assassination of Fred Hampton

Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in 1969. Photo by Paul Sequeira.I will never forget…The assassination of Fred Hampton I protested in New York with hundreds of other people, all of us outraged… I was arrested and beaten on 51st Street … finish reading Jonah Raskin : 40 Years Later: The Assassination of Fred Hampton

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Legacy of the Neocons : Understanding our Economic Fix

Understanding our economic fix:The role of neocon economics in damaging the economy and creating unemployment By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / November 29, 2009 If Republicans can blame economic problems on Democratic spending, they will have a leg … finish reading Legacy of the Neocons : Understanding our Economic Fix

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A Dog’s Life : America’s Financial Mess

A walk in the park: Scout and Missy take a breather. Photo by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.A walk in the park:A Felliniesque view of our financial messBy Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / November 27, 2009 Walking … finish reading A Dog’s Life : America’s Financial Mess

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John Ross : A Mexican Revolution Every 100 Years?

“Revolución.” Woodcut by José Guadalupe Posada / Biografías y Vidas.1810! 1910! 2010?A Mexican Revolution timelineBy John Ross / The Rag Blog / November 26, 2009 MEXICO CITY — Fact: Every 100 years on the tenth year of the century, Mexico … finish reading John Ross : A Mexican Revolution Every 100 Years?

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Tom Hayden : Obama is ‘Kicking the Can’ on Afghanistan

Kicking the can. Image from Oskar Rough.Obama’s Afghanistan policy:Playing to the imaginary center Like President Johnson before him, President Obama is squandering any hope for his progressive domestic agenda by this tragic escalation of the war. By Tom Hayden / … finish reading Tom Hayden : Obama is ‘Kicking the Can’ on Afghanistan

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Greg Moses : Thanksgiving and the Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh Series, Number 5, 1943, lithograph, Carlos Merida, from Art Museum of the Americas.A Thanksgiving day well made:We remember the Popol Vuh By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / November 26, 2009 Crawling down below Meauan Mountain, where … finish reading Greg Moses : Thanksgiving and the Popol Vuh

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Thirty Years and Counting : Radioactive News from Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island. Graphic from The Infrastructurist.The new nuke media machine:Fluff, lies and radiation from TMI By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / November 25, 2009 Yet another “perfectly safe” release at Three Mile Island has irradiated yet another … finish reading Thirty Years and Counting : Radioactive News from Three Mile Island

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Life During Wartime : The Great Society

Political cartoon by Joshua Brown / Historians Against the War / The Rag BlogThanks to Dr. S.R. Keister /The Rag Blog

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