Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bill Meacham : What is Truth? (In 400 Words)

The Chinese character for truth.(In 400 words)What Is Truth?By Bill Meacham /The Rag Blog/ November 30, 2011 Philosophy Now magazine runs an occasional contest: Write an answer to a philosophical question in 400 words or fewer. The winning essays are … finish reading Bill Meacham : What is Truth? (In 400 Words)

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Allen Young : Is ‘Mic Check’ Just ‘Political Shouting?’

Image from Pragmatic Witness.An email string:Analyzing ‘mic check’ Polarizing behavior, besides being wrong, simply creates more polarization… By Allen Young / The Rag Blog / November 30, 2011 “Mic check,” as it is known, is short for “microphone check,” a … finish reading Allen Young : Is ‘Mic Check’ Just ‘Political Shouting?’

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Paul Rosenberg : American Deceptionalism

Photo by Gallo / Getty Images / Al Jazeera.American Deceptionalism Under the growing influence of the 1 per cent, American exceptionalism has become American deceptionalism. By Paul Rosenberg / Progressive America Rising / November 30, 2011 From the dawn of … finish reading Paul Rosenberg : American Deceptionalism

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Robert Jensen : Occupy Congress

Norman Solomon. Image from Nation of Change.Occupy Congress:Norman Solomon sees arole for progressive legislators By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | November 30, 2011 Conventional politics in the United States focuses on elections, while left activists typically argue that … finish reading Robert Jensen : Occupy Congress

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What Is Truth?(in 2 x 400 words) By Bill Meacham / The Rag Blog / November 30, 2011 Philosophy Now magazine runs an occasional contest: Write an answer to a philosophical question in 400 words or fewer. The winning essays … finish reading 

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Marc Estrin : Who Needs Tear Gas?

“Port-A-Potty.” Art by Ali Spagnola / alispagnola.com.Who needs tear gas? The switch from blameworthy military attack to invisible counterinsurgency is a smart one for cities and towns strapped for budget. By Marc Estrin | The Rag Blog | November 29, … finish reading Marc Estrin : Who Needs Tear Gas?

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Bob Feldman : Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1876

The Freedman’s Bureau in Texas. Image from Afrotexan.com.The hidden history of Texas Part VII: Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1876/1 By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / October 26, 2011 [This is the first section of Part 7 of Bob Feldman’s … finish reading Bob Feldman : Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1876

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Jack A. Smith : The U.S. and Irreversible Climate Change

Cartoon from Saida Online.With U.S. leading the way:Irreversible climate change looms By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 29, 2011 The Obama Administration has largely remained passive about the critical imperative to reduce greenhouse gases to limit … finish reading Jack A. Smith : The U.S. and Irreversible Climate Change

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1. IRREVERSIBLE CLIMATE CHANGE LOOMS By Jack A. Smith / The Rag Blog / November 29, 2011 The Obama Administration has largely remained passive about the critical imperative to reduce greenhouse gases to limit catastrophic global warming. Washington continues to … finish reading 

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Lamar W. Hankins : Ayn Rand and the Sophistry of the Libertarians

Art from Salon.The sophistry of Ayn Rand libertarians The profiteers, using libertarian justifications, help corporations dominate American life to satisfy their quest for greater profits. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | November 29, 2011 In 1964, I … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Ayn Rand and the Sophistry of the Libertarians

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1. IRREVERSIBLE CLIMATE CHANGE LOOMS By Jack A. Smith / The Rag Blog / November 29, 2011 The Obama Administration has largely remained passive about the critical imperative to reduce greenhouse gases to limit catastrophic global warming. Washington continues to … finish reading 

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Danny Schechter : The Media and Occupy Wall Street

Jon Stewart covers Wall Street coverage.But for how long?Occupy Wall Street is all over the media By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog | November 28, 2011 One of the oldest patterns of media coverage can be summed up this … finish reading Danny Schechter : The Media and Occupy Wall Street

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