Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Texas Greens : Making a Deal With the Dark Side

Graphic by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.When do ends justify means?The Republicans and the Texas Greens By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2010 One of the things I have learned the hard way in … finish reading The Texas Greens : Making a Deal With the Dark Side

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Houston Pride : 2010 Parade is Horse of Different Color

Houston gay and lesbian community — and friends — stage a massive and joyous Pride Parade in the Montrose neighborhood, for the 31st straight year. Photos by Bill Maxey / The Rag Blog.(And the cops manage to hold their horses)Massive … finish reading Houston Pride : 2010 Parade is Horse of Different Color

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Formula None : Is Austin Cruisin’ For a Bruisin’?

UPDATED JULY 2, 2010 Formula One racing: coming your way. Photo from Business Week.Controversy brewing:Is Formula One the right fit? By Stefan Wray / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2010 AUSTIN — If I told you I hated fast … finish reading Formula None : Is Austin Cruisin’ For a Bruisin’?

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Austin Benefit : Friends Support, Celebrate Marilyn Buck

Robert King, former Black Panther and member of the Angola 3, speaks in support of Marilyn Buck at June 25 benefit in Austin. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog.Lively Austin gathering benefitsPolitical prisoner Marilyn Buck By Mariann G. … finish reading Austin Benefit : Friends Support, Celebrate Marilyn Buck

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Life During Wartime : Our Enduring Commitment

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Buck Benefit a Big Success! By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2010 AUSTIN — A community-wide benefit for former Austinite and long-time political prisoner Marilyn Buck, on Friday, June 25, was a success on all … finish reading 

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Formula None By Stefan Wray / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2010 AUSTIN — If I told you I hated fast cars, I’d be making a liar out of myself. Powerful engines and high speeds give nearly everyone an … finish reading 

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Marc Estrin : The Genius of Jean Baudrillard

THE GENIUS OF JEAN BAUDRILLARD By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2010 [This is the first of three parts.] My last week’s posting on The Rag Blog, Tea for Two, led to several inquiries concerning the … finish reading Marc Estrin : The Genius of Jean Baudrillard

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Dave Zirin : Why I Root for Argentina

No one can predict his devilish tricks: Argentina coach Diego Maradona. Photo by Ammar / AP.The beautiful game:Why I root for ArgentinaBy Dave Zirin / June 28, 2010 Before the start of the World Cup, I broadcast my rooting interest … finish reading Dave Zirin : Why I Root for Argentina

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Vision of a Better World : Let the Poets Speak

Meridel Le Sueur. Photo from Working Women.Class, race, empire, and resistance:The vision of the poetBy Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / June 28, 2010 Oil Spills as the Gulf of Mexico is Destroyed Judge with BP Stock Rules Against … finish reading Vision of a Better World : Let the Poets Speak

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The Republicans had a party in Dallas — kicked off with a keynote speech by leading thinker Rep. Michele Bachmann — and produced a document for the (middle) ages. Political correspondent Ted McLaughlin details lowlights of the Texas GOP’s amazingly … finish reading 

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Roger Baker : Bad News and The Wall of Denial

Breaking down the wall. Photo from Andrew Alexander / Flickr.Shock therapy:Breaking down the wall of denial By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / June 27, 2010 I think that dramatic experiences like the oil spill, or some other bad … finish reading Roger Baker : Bad News and The Wall of Denial

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