Monthly Archives: September 2010

Marc Estrin : Holocaust Thinking in America I: The Authoritarian Personality

What is the limit of obedience? Illustration of the setup of a Milgram experiment (see below). Created by Wapcaplet in Inkscape / Wikimedia Commons.Holocaust thinking in America I:The Authoritarian Personality My Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / September 30, … finish reading Marc Estrin : Holocaust Thinking in America I: The Authoritarian Personality

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Bill Freeland : Electric Cars Not All That ‘Green’

Graphic by Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog.All-electric cars:The not-so-green alternative By Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog / September 30, 2010 Conventional wisdom has just assumed electric cars are clean because there’s no tailpipe. So the focus has only … finish reading Bill Freeland : Electric Cars Not All That ‘Green’

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : ‘I Agree With President Obama’

Photograph by Mark Seliger /RollingStone.com.Put aside the President’s botch-ups:We cannot ‘stand on the sidelines’ The Republicans are dedicated now to overthrowing everything I have worked for or supported for the past half century. By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver / The Rag … finish reading Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : ‘I Agree With President Obama’

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : On Biden’s Blaming the Base

Joe Biden, at a Manchester, NH, fundraiser on Sept. 27, 2010, told the Democratic base to “stop whining.” Photo from AP.‘Perhaps I grow testy’:On Obama and Biden blaming the Democratic base By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : On Biden’s Blaming the Base

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Greg Moses : Saad Nabeel, the Sophomore Who Isn’t

Saad Nabeel: An education interrupted.The sophomore who isn’t:How Saad Nabeel’s freshman year got ICE’d By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / September 29, 2010 See Saad Nabeel video, Below. [See Greg Moses’ earlier articles about Saad Nabeel on The … finish reading Greg Moses : Saad Nabeel, the Sophomore Who Isn’t

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James McEnteer : Feeling Trapped?

Traffic jam in China. Photo from MSN.Feeling trapped?Miner problems, major paralysis We may not be hung up in a Chilean copper mine or a Chinese traffic jam, but we’re stuck just the same in our own intractable dilemmas… By James … finish reading James McEnteer : Feeling Trapped?

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Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries III: Visions of the Future

Otalora: This old blockhouse fortress now houses a worker-owned credit union. Image from Udalatx / Flickr.Mondragon Diaries, Day ThreeVisions of the future, ties to the past:Tools for shaping organization for tomorrowBy Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / September 27, … finish reading Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries III: Visions of the Future

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FILM / Danny Schechter : Stone’s ‘Wall Street’ Sequel Goes Soft

Journalist, author, Emmy winning television producer, and independent filmmaker Danny Schechter will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin, Tuesday, September 28, 2-3 p.m. (CST). To stream Rag Radio live, go here. To listen … finish reading FILM / Danny Schechter : Stone’s ‘Wall Street’ Sequel Goes Soft

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Harvey Wasserman : ‘Pebble Bed’ Nuke Bites the Dust

The “Pebble Bed” design. Graphic from Anthonares.No go for ‘Pebble Bed’ nukes:South Africa ditches much-hyped technology By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / September 27, 2010 As the “reactor renaissance” desperately demands new billions from a lame duck Congress, … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : ‘Pebble Bed’ Nuke Bites the Dust

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Hugh O’Shaughnessy: Former Guerrilla Rousseff Set to Lead Brazil

Dilma Rousseff: Brazil’s next president? Photo from Menas Associates.Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff:Former guerrilla in line to beworld’s most powerful woman By Hugh O’Shaughnessy / September 16, 2010 See ‘Female representation: A woman’s place… is in the government,’ Below. The world’s most … finish reading Hugh O’Shaughnessy: Former Guerrilla Rousseff Set to Lead Brazil

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Val Liveoak : Conscience in Colombia

Cartoon from galeriegothik.Alejo just says ‘No’:Conscientious objection in Colombia By Val Liveoak / The Rag Blog / September 26, 2010 BOGOTA, Colombia — I had lunch this week with Alejo, I can say his name without worrying that he’ll be … finish reading Val Liveoak : Conscience in Colombia

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Ted McLaughlin : Equal Rights? Don’t Ask, Don’t Think

Ignorance is bliss. Image from Rosemblumtv.Equal rights in America:The legacy of the Fourteenth Amendment A misguided and wrong-headed Dred Scott-type decision by the Supreme Court could set [gay rights] back by many years… By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Equal Rights? Don’t Ask, Don’t Think

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