Monthly Archives: February 2011

David P. Hamilton : The 1969 Chuck Wagon Riot

Police riot at the Chuck Wagon on the University of Texas campus in Austin in November 1969. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog.1969 in Austin:The famous Chuck Wagon police riot By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog … finish reading David P. Hamilton : The 1969 Chuck Wagon Riot

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Alain de Botton Dodges the Question

Pop philosopher Alain de Botton, shown at Heathrow Airport flacking his 2009 book, A Week at the Airport. Photo from Frank Bures.com.Sophism for fun and profit:Alain de Botton dodges the question By Bill Meacham / The Rag Blog / February … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Alain de Botton Dodges the Question

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Alain de Botton Dodges the Question

Pop philosopher Alain de Botton, shown at Heathrow Airport flacking his 2009 book, A Week at the Airport. Photo from Frank Bures.com.Sophism for fun and profit:Alain de Botton dodges the question By Bill Meacham / The Rag Blog / February … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Alain de Botton Dodges the Question

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A ‘let me get this straight’ moment By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / February 16, 2011 Every now and then I have what I call a “let me get this straight” moment. I never know when one … finish reading 

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BOOKS / Harry Targ : The Struggle Continues in the Global South

The struggle continues:People’s history and the Global South Vijay Prashad’s book reframes world history from a ‘bottom-up’ perspective. By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / February 16, 2011 From the streets to the classroom I am teaching a course … finish reading BOOKS / Harry Targ : The Struggle Continues in the Global South

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Marc Estrin : Acromegaly

Art from the ACLU.ACROMEGALY By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / February 15, 2011 Acronyms, I think, bring out the worst in people. For example, the USAPATRIOT act is not an act for American Patriots as it would appear, … finish reading Marc Estrin : Acromegaly

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Eric Boehlert : Fox Insider Says ‘Stuff Is Just Made Up’

Fox’s Roger Ailes. Image from Scene MagazineFox News Insider:‘Stuff Is Just Made Up’ By Eric Boehlert / Media Matters / February 15, 2011 Asked what most viewers and observers of Fox News would be surprised to learn about the controversial … finish reading Eric Boehlert : Fox Insider Says ‘Stuff Is Just Made Up’

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Kate Braun : Full Moon on Frigga’s Day

Full moon over Austin. Image from Haggard & Halloo / Matt Schiavenza.Moon Musings:Full Moon on Frigga’s Day(Friday, February 18, 2011) By Kate Braun / The Rag Blog / February 15, 2011 Friday is Frigga’s day: Frigga who is wife to … finish reading Kate Braun : Full Moon on Frigga’s Day

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Carl Davidson : Fighting for Green Jobs against Right-Wing Wave

Photo from treehugger.Blue-Green Alliance:Organizing the fight for green jobsin conservative political climate By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / February 14, 2011 ‘What brings us together is the commitment to make those jobs green jobs and to make them … finish reading Carl Davidson : Fighting for Green Jobs against Right-Wing Wave

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Zaid Jilani : Arab Countries Where the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ Could Spread

Algerian riot Police scuffle with protesters in Algiers, Algeria, Saturday. Thousands defied a government ban on demonstrations,but were outnumbered by police. Photo by Sidali Djarboub / AP.Who’s next?The ‘Jasmine Revolution’ and the Arab world By Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress / … finish reading Zaid Jilani : Arab Countries Where the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ Could Spread

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Ted McLaughlin : Post-Racial America? Yeah, Right.

Confederate massacre of black Union troops after the surrender at Fort Pillow, April 12, 1864 — under the command by Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Post-racial America?Some would honor ConfederateGen. Nathan Bedford Forrest By Ted McLaughlin … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Post-Racial America? Yeah, Right.

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Rick Ayers : ‘Terrible Beauty’ Is Born in Tahrir Square

A terrible beauty. Photo by Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP.Tahrir Square:A terrible beauty is bornBy Rick Ayers / The Rag Blog / February 13, 2011 All changed, changed utterly:A terrible beauty is born. William Butler Yeats penned those lines after the … finish reading Rick Ayers : ‘Terrible Beauty’ Is Born in Tahrir Square

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