Monthly Archives: August 2011

Carl Davidson : Why Neoliberals Have Trouble Telling the Truth

Newt on Fox. Image from Keep on Keepin’ On. Media wars and manufacturing consent: Getting people to vote against themselves Why neoliberals have trouble telling the truth. By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2011 The Rag … finish reading Carl Davidson : Why Neoliberals Have Trouble Telling the Truth

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Texas’s Hidden History Revisited—Part 3: The 1827-1836 Years Under Mexican Rule (section 2) The hidden history of Texas Part 3: The 1827-1836 years under Mexican rule By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / August 24, 2011 [This is the … finish reading 

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VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : I’m Not Down With Jesus Anymore

“Republican Jesus.” Painting by Brett Bretterson / Uncyclomedia Commons. I’m Not Down With Jesus Anymore a response to “The Response” O I’m Not Down With Jesus Anymore – They say He votes Republican and leads us into war, and He … finish reading VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : I’m Not Down With Jesus Anymore

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Ed Felien : The Consecration of Rick Perry

Warrior for Christ. Image from The Crazy Crusades. A warrior for Christ: The consecration of Rick Perry By Ed Felien / The Rag Blog / August 30, 2011 Governor Rick Perry concluded his prayer in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 7: … finish reading Ed Felien : The Consecration of Rick Perry

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Lamar W. Hankins : Football for Jesus

Image from The Gospel According to Hate. They’re at it again: Football for Jesus By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / August 30, 2911 I can’t quite smell football in the air, probably because of our wilting temperatures … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Football for Jesus

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Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

New Orleans after Katrina. Image from Slate. Six years after Katrina: The battle for New Orleans continues Political power has shifted to whites, but blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice — and justice. By Jordan Flaherty … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

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We hear a lot today about free trade and free enterprise, which, according to The Rag Blog’s Ted McLaughlin, are today’s code words for unregulated capitalism. “In a capitalist society such as ours the wealth will be redistributed to the … finish reading 

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Michael Winship : Rick Perry’s Texas Tall Tales

Pecos Perry? Art from vintage childrens book via saltycotton / Flickr. ‘Emperor in a fig leaf’: Rick Perry’s tall tales of Texas By Michael Winship / Truthout / August 28, 2011 Although born and raised in a small town in … finish reading Michael Winship : Rick Perry’s Texas Tall Tales

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Glenn W. Smith : Is Rick Perry a Person?

That goes for all of us! Image of Wile E. Coyote from Three Fingers of Politics. Is Rick Perry a person? By Glenn W. Smith / The Rag Blog / August 25, 2011 Glenn W. Smith will discuss “Rick Perry … finish reading Glenn W. Smith : Is Rick Perry a Person?

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Richard Raznikov : Libya Falls (Or Was it Pushed?)

Which side are you on, boys…? Anti-Khadafy protesters pray in front of an American flag at Court Square in Benghazi, Libya. Photo by Hassan Ammar / AP. (Or was it pushed?) Libya falls… The worst sin Moammar Khadafy committed was … finish reading Richard Raznikov : Libya Falls (Or Was it Pushed?)

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VIDEO / Jeff Zavala and Thorne Dreyer : Anarchist Organizer and Author Scott Crow on Rag Radio

Anarchist, community organizer, and author Scott Crow on Rag Radio Video by Jeff Zavala / Interview by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog / August 24, 2011 Scott Crow, an Austin-based anarchist, community organizer, political activist, and writer, was Thorne … finish reading VIDEO / Jeff Zavala and Thorne Dreyer : Anarchist Organizer and Author Scott Crow on Rag Radio

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Bob Feldman : Hidden History: Slavery in ‘Coahuila y Tejas’

Mexico in 1825, including the state of Coahuila y Tejas. Image from Wikimedia Commons. The hidden history of Texas Part 3: The 1827-1836 years under Mexican rule By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / August 24, 2011 [This is … finish reading Bob Feldman : Hidden History: Slavery in ‘Coahuila y Tejas’

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