Monthly Archives: February 2012

Harry Targ : Social Movements and the Forces of Reaction

Image from KXL.com.Progressive social movements andthe reactionary forces that oppose them By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | February 29, 2012 “Of course, Big Labor’s coercion of employees into paying union dues to subsidize its political agenda isn’t new, … finish reading Harry Targ : Social Movements and the Forces of Reaction

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BOOKS / Robert Jensen : Belén Fernández Dresses Down Thomas Friedman

The emperor’s messenger has no clothes:Belén Fernández dresses down Thomas Friedman By Robert Jensen / Truthout / January 28, 2012 [The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work, by Belén Fernández (Verso, 2011); 240 pp., $16.95. Published by Verso in its … finish reading BOOKS / Robert Jensen : Belén Fernández Dresses Down Thomas Friedman

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Bob Feldman : Disenfranchising Black Voters in Texas, 1890-1920

Poll Tax Receipt, January 30, 1908; digital image from the University of North Texas Libraries.The hidden history of Texas Part IX: 1890-1920/3 — Disenfranchising black voters in Texas By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / February 28, 2012 [This … finish reading Bob Feldman : Disenfranchising Black Voters in Texas, 1890-1920

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Lamar W. Hankins : ALEC and the Right Wing Agenda

Graphic from alecwatch.org.The ALEC agenda:How the right-wing moldslegislators to shill for corporations By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 28, 2012 “[Any law proposed by businessmen] ought always to be listened to with great precaution… It comes … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : ALEC and the Right Wing Agenda

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Legendary Commander Cody guitarist, singer, and songwriter Bill Kirchen has been called a “Titan of the Telecaster.” Kirchen, who headlined Austin community radio station KOOP’s recent benefit concert at Antone’s was our guest on Rag Radio. In Thorne Dreyer’s colorful … finish reading 

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Ted McLaughlin : Dems are Better for the Stock Market

Chart from Bloomberg Businessweek.Against conventional wisdom:Stock market does better under Democrats By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / February 27, 2012 The Republicans claim to be the party that best benefits Big Business and Wall Street. And Wall Street … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Dems are Better for the Stock Market

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BOOKS / Roger Baker : Richard Heinberg’s ‘The End of Growth’

Another ‘inconvenient truth’:Richard Heinberg’s The End of Growth “The central assertion of this book is both simple and startling: economic growth as we have known it is over and done with.” — Richard Heinberg, introduction to The End of Growth … finish reading BOOKS / Roger Baker : Richard Heinberg’s ‘The End of Growth’

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Bill Kirchen is a ‘Titan of the Telecaster’

Bill Kirchen performs at the KOOP Surfin’ 17-A-Go-Go benefit at Antone’s in Austin, Feb. 4, 2012. Photo courtesy Ted and Linda Branson / KOOP / The Rag Blog.Rag Radio:Commander Cody’s Bill Kirchenis a ‘Titan of the Telecaster’By Thorne Dreyer | … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Bill Kirchen is a ‘Titan of the Telecaster’

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SPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : Enter the Dragon, Jeremy Lin

Jeremy fan at the Knicks game against the Toronto Raptors, Feb. 14, 2012. Photo by Mike Cassese / Reuters.Enter the Dragon:NBA lucks out in New Yearwith Knicks’ Jeremy Lin-sanity By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | February 23, … finish reading SPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : Enter the Dragon, Jeremy Lin

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Rag Radio : Bill Kirchen is ‘Titan of the Telecaster’

Bill Kirchen performs at the KOOP Surfin’17-A-Go-Go benefit at Antone’s in Austin, Feb. 4, 2012. Photo courtesy Ted and Linda Branson / KOOP / The Rag Blog.‘Titan of the Telecaster’:Commander Cody’s Bill Kirchen on Rag Radio By Thorne Dreyer / … finish reading Rag Radio : Bill Kirchen is ‘Titan of the Telecaster’

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BOOKS / Roger Baker : Richard Heinberg’s ‘The End of Growth’

Another ‘inconvenient truth’:Richard Heinberg’s The End of Growth “The central assertion of this book is both simple and startling: economic growth as we have known it is over and done with.” — Richard Heinberg, introduction to The End of Growth … finish reading BOOKS / Roger Baker : Richard Heinberg’s ‘The End of Growth’

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Richard Raznikov : Vaginal Penetration in Virginia

The GOP’s uterus inspection device. Image from Little Green Footballs.Vaginal penetration in Virginia:Just lie back and enjoy it By Richard Raznikov | The Rag Blog | February 22, 2012 Yes, I do appear to be outraged much of the time, … finish reading Richard Raznikov : Vaginal Penetration in Virginia

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