Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ivan Koop Kuper :
Stacy and Bunni: A Montrose Love Story

If Stacy Sutherland of the 13th Floor Elevators were alive he’d be celebrating his 65th birthday this May. By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2011 HOUSTON — On the corner of Pacific and Hopkins streets … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper :
Stacy and Bunni: A Montrose Love Story

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Ellen LaConte : Garden As If Your Life Depended on It

Digging in for the future. Image from Civil Eats.Because it will:Garden as if your life depended on it By Ellen LaConte / The Rag Blog / March 31, 2011 Spring has sprung — at least south of the northern tier … finish reading Ellen LaConte : Garden As If Your Life Depended on It

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Garden as if Your Life Depended On It, Because It Will By Ellen LaConte Spring has sprung—at least south of the northern tier of states where snow still has a ban on it—and the grass has ‘riz. And so has … finish reading 

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Health Care and the Congress from Bedlam

Birth of the Republican Congress: “The Interior of Bedlam” (Bethlem Royal Hospital), from A Rake’s Progress by William Hogarth, 1763. Image from McCormick Library, Northwestern University / Wikimedia Commons.The Congress from Bedlam:Health care and American prioritiesBy Dr. Stephen R. Keister … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Health Care and the Congress from Bedlam

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Tom Hayden : Samantha Power Goes to War

Samantha Power. Image from The 46.Obama’s ‘humanitarian hawk’:Samantha Power goes to war By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / March 30, 2011 Barack Obama’s war in Libya bears the intellectual imprint of Samantha Power, the Dublin-born human rights author … finish reading Tom Hayden : Samantha Power Goes to War

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David Bacon : Iraqis Call for Real Democracy

Unemployed men demonstrate outside the office of a contractor who had promised them work. Photo David Bacon. Image from Truthout.Eight years of occupation:Iraqis take to the streets, call for real democracy By David Bacon / The Rag Blog / March … finish reading David Bacon : Iraqis Call for Real Democracy

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EIGHT YEARS OF IRAQ’S OCCUPATION – EIGHT YEARS OF MISERY Iraqis Take to the Streets, Call for Real Democracy By David Bacon / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2011 The war in Iraq is supposedly over. The U.S. administration … finish reading 

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Lamar W. Hankins : Natural Gas and the Perils of Fracking

Light my fire. Images from the documentary film, Gasland.The perils of fracking:Protecting our waterfrom natural gas production By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2011 Anyone who drinks water has a stake in the production of … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Natural Gas and the Perils of Fracking

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Jordan Flaherty : Race and Politics in Rural Louisiana

Image from The Louisiana Justice Center.Race and politics in rural Louisiana town The Black mayor of Waterproof, Louisiana has spent nearly a year behind bars without bail. By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2011 NEW ORLEANS … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Race and Politics in Rural Louisiana

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Ted McLaughlin : Lies, Damned Lies, and Republicans

You lie. Graffiti art by Banksy.Our ‘true and false’ test:Exposing more Republican liesBy Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2011 Since the heyday of the Reagan administration the Republican Party has been making the rules for the … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Lies, Damned Lies, and Republicans

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Five books about the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation based in Spain’s Basque Country provide a platform for Carl’s discussion of the vital experiment in socialist and working-class alternatives that has been steadily growing over the past 50 years. Mondragon, which was … finish reading 

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Conservative Republican Congressman Ted Poe from Houston has garnered some recent press for his dramatic speeches delivered each morning to a virtually empty House chamber. Lamar Hankins, who was then a defense attorney, remembers Poe when he was a DA … finish reading 

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