Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mike Giglio : Egypt’s Facebook Rebel

Photo by Peter Macdiarmid / AP.Egypt’s Facebook rebel:Organizing the historic protests By Mike Giglio / The Daily Beast / January 31, 2011 In Egypt, a Facebook page administrator known only by the handle El Shaheeed, or Martyr, is one of … finish reading Mike Giglio : Egypt’s Facebook Rebel

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : We Reap What We Sow in Middle East

Gamal Abdel Nasser. Photo from ziomania.Nasser, Egypt, and the Middle East:We reap what we sow By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver / The Rag Blog / January 31, 2011 Perhaps now might be a good time to realize that what is going … finish reading Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : We Reap What We Sow in Middle East

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The Bangles : Walk Like an Egyptian

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Tom Hayden : In Egypt and the Middle East, It All Falls Down

A protester burns a picture of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak. Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters.Egypt and the Middle East:It all falls downBy Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / January 29, 2011 Sixty years of American foreign policy … finish reading Tom Hayden : In Egypt and the Middle East, It All Falls Down

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Margarita Alarcón : All Roads Lead to Posada

Luis Posada Carriles. Photo by Delio Requeral / Cubaencuentro.Life as a diplomat’s daughter:All roads lead to Posada By Margarita Alarcón / The Rag Blog / January 27, 2010 The thing that made my life growing up in the U.S. quite … finish reading Margarita Alarcón : All Roads Lead to Posada

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : Those Nonprofit Packers

NFL owner? Image from Green Bay Packer Nation.The team without an owner:Those nonprofit Packers It’s a beautiful story but it’s one that the N.F.L. and Commissioner Roger Goodell take great pains to hide. By Dave Zirin / The Rag Blog … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : Those Nonprofit Packers

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Felix Shafer : Mourning for Marilyn Buck, Part II

Mourning for activist, poet, and political prisoner Marilyn Buck, shown at three stages of her life.The blue afterwards:Mourning for Marilyn, Part II By Felix Shafer / The Rag Blog / January 13, 2011 Part two of three [On December 13, … finish reading Felix Shafer : Mourning for Marilyn Buck, Part II

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Robert Sheer : Hogwash, Mr. President

State of the Union: Platitudinous hogwash? Photo by Miller / New York Daily News.State of the Union:Hogwash, Mr. President The speech was a distraction from what seriously ails us: an unabated mortgage crisis, stubbornly high unemployment, and a debt that … finish reading Robert Sheer : Hogwash, Mr. President

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Judy Gumbo Albert : Gun Show After Tucson

Checking it out at Crossroads of the West Gun Show. Image from Spirit of the Sportsman.Tactically armed citizens:Gun show after Tucson By Judy Gumbo Albert / The Rag Blog / January 25, 2011 Like most Americans, I’ve been wrestling — … finish reading Judy Gumbo Albert : Gun Show After Tucson

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Lamar W. Hankins : America’s Gun Problem

Guns in America. Image from Pics Ranch.America’s gun problem Gun regulation is an area where special interests control the Congress, preventing effective public policies that would benefit the welfare and safety of all Americans. By Lamar W. Hankins / The … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : America’s Gun Problem

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Peter Finn : Drone Used in Austin Raises Privacy Issues

Wasp III drone — the kind used by Texas DPS in 2009 Austin police operation. Grab from KVUE.com / Austin.Drones over Austin:Law enforcement use of aerial dronesraises issues of privacy, civil liberties By Peter Finn / CommonDreams / January 24, … finish reading Peter Finn : Drone Used in Austin Raises Privacy Issues

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Ted McLaughlin : Americans Don’t Want to Gamble With Social Security

Cartoon from Donklephant.Americans aren’t buying thelies about social security New polls show that idea of cutting Social Security is not popular with the American public. By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / January 24,2011 During the Great Depression one … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Americans Don’t Want to Gamble With Social Security

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