Monthly Archives: June 2011

Paul Krassner : My Lesson in Mindfulness

Satirist Paul Krassner performs at a 2010 benefit for the Peace and Freedom Party.My Lesson in Mindfulness By Paul Krassner / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2011 In 1979, my life changed while I was covering the trial of … finish reading Paul Krassner : My Lesson in Mindfulness

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Jonah Raskin : Interviewing Journalist and Gay Activist Allen Young

Allen Young, 2009. Photo by Diane Keijzer.In and out of the closets:An interview with journalist Allen Young By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2011 A week before Allen Young celebrated his 70th birthday, New York Governor … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Interviewing Journalist and Gay Activist Allen Young

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Glenn W. Smith : Conservative Lies About Human Nature

The “gloomy Hobbesian picture.” Graphic from Apollo.Gold.A dog-eat-dog world?Conservative lies about human nature By Glenn W. Smith / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2011 Since World War II, America’s elite policy makers have arranged and rearranged our political and … finish reading Glenn W. Smith : Conservative Lies About Human Nature

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Mary Tuma : Rick Perry (Selectively) Touts Texas Economy With Glenn Beck

It’s all good. Rick Perry’s broad brush. Image from The Last Refuge.Schmoozing with Glenn Beck:Rick Perry paints the Texaseconomy with a broad brush Texas leads the nation in the number and proportion of people making minimum wage or less. By … finish reading Mary Tuma : Rick Perry (Selectively) Touts Texas Economy With Glenn Beck

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Poverty and Public Health in America

The picture of poverty in America. Image from Bay View.Poverty and public health:The social causes of death in AmericaBy Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2011 “[The] incredible absolute size and commanding market positions [of … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Poverty and Public Health in America

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Harvey Wasserman : Countdown to Nuclear Disaster

Political cartoon by Olle Johansson, Sweden / Cagle Cartoons.Countdown to disaster:Fukushima spews, Los Alamos burns,Vermont rages, and we’ve almost lost Nebraska By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2011 Humankind is now threatened by the simultaneous implosion, … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Countdown to Nuclear Disaster

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By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2011 “[The] incredible absolute size and commanding market positions [of a few immense corporations] make them the most exceptional manmade creatures of the twentieth century… In terms of … finish reading 

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Perry, Beck tout selective data on Texas economyGovernor uses broad brush to paint rosy picture of state economy, skips important details By Mary Tuma / The Texas Independent / June 29, 2011 On Monday, Gov. Rick Perry appeared via satellite … finish reading 

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Glenn W. Smith : Conservative Lies About Human Nature

The “gloomy Hobbesian picture.” Graphic from Apollo.Gold.A dog-eat-dog world?Conservative lies about human nature By Glenn W. Smith / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2011 Since World War II, America’s elite policy makers have arranged and re-arranged our political and … finish reading Glenn W. Smith : Conservative Lies About Human Nature

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FILM / Gregg Barrios : ‘Incendies’ is Scorching Odyssey of Death, Rebirth

Lubna Azabal in Incendies. Courtesy of eOne Films.Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies:A scorching odyssey of death and rebirth By Gregg Barrios / The Rag Blog / June 28, 2011 [Incendies. Written and directed by Denis Villeneuve; Featuring Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim … finish reading FILM / Gregg Barrios : ‘Incendies’ is Scorching Odyssey of Death, Rebirth

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Lamar W. Hankins : Michele Bachmann’s Revelations

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., blows a kiss to a supporter after her formal announcement to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Monday, June 27, 2011, in Waterloo, Iowa. Photo by Charlie Riedel / AP.(And a few of my own…)Michele Bachmann’s … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Michele Bachmann’s Revelations

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Lamar W. Hankins : Michele Bachmann’s Revelations

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., blows a kiss to a supporter after her formal announcement that she will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Monday, June 27, 2011, in Waterloo, Iowa. Photo by Charlie Riedel / AP.(And a few of my … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Michele Bachmann’s Revelations

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