Monthly Archives: July 2011

Carl Davidson : ‘Business Guy’ Romney Feeds us Baloney

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks with Screen Machine Industries owner Doug Cohen, left, July 27, 2011, in Pataskala, Ohio. Photo by Jay LaPrete / AP.Now let me get this straight:‘Business guy’ Mitt Romneyfeeds us a bunch of baloney By … finish reading Carl Davidson : ‘Business Guy’ Romney Feeds us Baloney

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Professor Jensen interviews Will Potter, author of “>Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege.” Jensen and Potter tell us how corporations, politicians, and law enforcement increasingly see environmental activism as a threat (especially … finish reading 

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Molly Ivins called the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) the “Pentagon of Texas.” The Texas road lobby has unrivaled power, and in this state roads are seen as a form of “publicly funded entitlement” — “welfare to subsidize suburban sprawl … finish reading 

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Ed Felien : Breivik’s Norwegian ‘Putsch’ Has Historical Echoes

Political cartoon by Paolo Lombardi / toonpool.The parallels are ominous:Terror in Norway There are organizations that support the ideas of McVeigh and Breivik, and there is a culture that supports murder and violence as legitimate means to realize those ends. … finish reading Ed Felien : Breivik’s Norwegian ‘Putsch’ Has Historical Echoes

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Roger Baker : The Texas Road Lobby Meets Peak Oil

Photo by Rupert Ganzer / Flickr.Coming soon:Peak oil, peak driving, peak cars Part IV: The Texas road lobby meets peak oil By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / July 28, 2011 [This is the fourth and final part of … finish reading Roger Baker : The Texas Road Lobby Meets Peak Oil

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Roger Baker : The Texas Road Lobby Meets Peak Oil

image from New Traffic Builder Coming soon:Peak oil, peak driving, peak cars Part IV: The Texas road lobby meets peak oil. By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / July 28, 2011 [This is the fourth and final part of … finish reading Roger Baker : The Texas Road Lobby Meets Peak Oil

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Ed Felien : Is the Terror in Norway an Isolated Act?

Political cartoon by Paolo Lombardi / toonpool.The parallels are ominous:Terror in Norway There are organizations that support the ideas of McVeigh and Breivik, and there is a culture that supports murder and violence as legitimate means to realize those ends. … finish reading Ed Felien : Is the Terror in Norway an Isolated Act?

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Sarito Carol Neiman : Shredding the Envelope

Difficult beginnings! Image from 28DaysLater.Shredding the envelope:Difficult beginnings Ruminations on news, taboos, and space beyond time. By Sarito Carol Neiman / The Rag Blog / July 28, 2011 Author, editor, and actress Sarito Carol Neiman — founding “Funnella” of underground … finish reading Sarito Carol Neiman : Shredding the Envelope

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Robert Jensen : Will Potter and ‘Green is the New Red’

Image from TreeHugger.Green is the New Red:An interview with Will Potter By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / July 27, 2011 For centuries, the arbitrary use of power by the state against dissidents has been a key threat to … finish reading Robert Jensen : Will Potter and ‘Green is the New Red’

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Bash and Blowout : Please Join Us Friday in Austin!

THIS FRIDAY! Poster by James Retherford / Hot Digital Dog Design / The Rag Blog.CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE For those of you in Austin:Please join us this Friday! Thorne Dreyer Birthday* Bash and Rag Blog BlowoutFriday, July 29, 6-9 … finish reading Bash and Blowout : Please Join Us Friday in Austin!

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Sick of Being Spoon-Fed the News

Cartoon by Don Addis / Quick Take.Spoon-feeding the news:Where’s our independent press? By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / July 27, 2011 In his novel Sidetracked, Henning Mankkel quotes a retired journalist: There are two kinds of … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Sick of Being Spoon-Fed the News

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Difficult Beginnings By Sarito Carol Neiman / The Rag Blog / July 27, 2011 I kept thinking, Gosh, how do I start this. Because the nature of my particular paralysis — not just around starting a column, but around any … finish reading 

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