Monthly Archives: January 2012

Michael Grabell : How the Stimulus Revived the Electric Car

Rodney Smith cleans a new Think electric car at the Magnum Drive plant in Elkhart, Ind. Photo by J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth / AP / Pro Publica.How the stimulus revived the electric car Although electric cars would … finish reading Michael Grabell : How the Stimulus Revived the Electric Car

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Birth Control and the ‘Goodness’ Paradigm

Image from Dippity.‘Goodness’ Vs. ‘Rightness’:The ethics of birth control There is a systematic way to find out what the benefits and harms are: observe reality carefully. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | January 31, 2012 A current New … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Birth Control and the ‘Goodness’ Paradigm

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Harry Targ : Indiana’s ‘Super Bowl’ of Anti-Worker Legislation

David Johnson, an organizer for the Sheet Metal Worker’s International Association, carries a sign during demonstration at the Indiana Statehouse. Image from NUVO.Right to Work (for less) in Indiana:The Super Bowl of anti-worker legislation By Harry Targ | The Rag … finish reading Harry Targ : Indiana’s ‘Super Bowl’ of Anti-Worker Legislation

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Lamar W. Hankins : The American Values of Saul Alinsky

Community organizer Saul Alinksy. Image from Addicting Info.Saul Alinsky’s American values ‘The Radical… is that person to whom the common good is the greatest personal value. He is that person who genuinely and completely believes in mankind.’ — Saul Alinsky … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The American Values of Saul Alinsky

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New Left icon Tom Hayden, one of America’s leading progressive activists and thinkers, was Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio for two one-hour discussions about the legacy of the Sixties era, and about contemporary American society, foreign policy, and progressive … finish reading 

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Thorne Webb Dreyer : Peace and Justice Activist Tom Hayden on Rag Radio

As Port Huron turns 50:Peace and justice activistTom Hayden on Rag Radio By Thorne Webb Dreyer | The Rag Blog | January 26, 2012 Peace and justice activist Tom Hayden, a driving force in SDS and the Sixties New Left, … finish reading Thorne Webb Dreyer : Peace and Justice Activist Tom Hayden on Rag Radio

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BOOKS / Bob Simmons : Two on the American Radio Revolution

Dead Air and Early ’70s Radio:The formatting revolutionin American radioBy Bob Simmons | The Rag Blog | January 26, 2012 Kim Simpson, author of Early ’70s Radio, and Jan Reid, editor of Bill Young’s Dead Air, will be Thorne Dreyer‘s … finish reading BOOKS / Bob Simmons : Two on the American Radio Revolution

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Carl Davidson : Shameless Republicans and the State of the Union

Newt and the “Food Stamp President.” Image from The Economist / Keep on Keepin’ On!We’re all in the same boat?On the topic of Obama, theGOP can’t even blush anymore By Carl Davidson | The Rag Blog | January 25, 2012 … finish reading Carl Davidson : Shameless Republicans and the State of the Union

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Robert Jensen : The Plow and the iPhone

Free market Egyptian plow, circa 1200 BC. Image from Wikimedia Commons.The plow and the iPhone: Conservative fantasies aboutthe miracles of the market As is often the case in faith-based systems, reconciling doctrine to the facts of history can be tricky. … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Plow and the iPhone

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Jack A. Smith : Tough Times Ahead

Embattled Captain America. Cartoon by Bryant Arnold / CartoonADay.com.A new year of tough times ahead It is certainly legitimate to worry about the direction in which American politics is heading domestically, coupled with a probable global future of more wars, … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Tough Times Ahead

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A new year of tough times ahead It is certainly legitimate to worry about the direction in which American politics is heading domestically, coupled with a probable global future of more wars, more poverty, and environmental disaster. By Jack A. … finish reading 

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Bob Feldman : Segregation and Lynchings in Texas, 1890-1920

Unidentified African-American man lynched in Texas, 1910. Image from Legends of America.The hidden history of Texas Part IX: 1890-1920/1 — Segregation and lynchings in Texas By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / January 24, 2012 [This is the first … finish reading Bob Feldman : Segregation and Lynchings in Texas, 1890-1920

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