Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ken Handel : Father Still Knows Best

Father knew best back then (Robert Young and Lauren Chapin from the hit television, sitcom, Father Knows Best, 1959), and apparently still does. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Father still knows best U.S. women earn less, have minimal leadership clout, and are … finish reading Ken Handel : Father Still Knows Best

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How high gas prices are hurting average drivers — and voters By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / High gasoline prices are probably hitting the average driver and voter harder than most people think. The numbers indicate that typical … finish reading 

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Alice Embree : Women are ‘Seeing Red’ in Texas

“Seeing Red” organizer Marcia Ball, center, with Emily Haas, left, and novelist Sarah Bird at the Texas State Capitol. Photo by Susan Crews Bailey / Facebook. ‘Seeing Red’: The Texas Taliban’s war on women By Alice Embree | The Rag … finish reading Alice Embree : Women are ‘Seeing Red’ in Texas

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Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers : Chicago’s Growing Resistance to NATO Summit

Protest against NATO in Strasbourg on April 4, 2009. Photo by Jos van Zetten / Flickr / Wikimedia Commons.Resistance builds:NATO coming to Chicago Organizers and supporters will use humor and music, art and play, civil disobedience and imagination to voice … finish reading Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers : Chicago’s Growing Resistance to NATO Summit

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Lamar W. Hankins : Satire and the Abortion-Rights Deniers

Garry Trudeau’s controversial series of Doonesbury cartoons satirized the Texas sonogram law.Taking on the abortion-rightsdeniers with satire No other right, except for perhaps the right to organize a union, has been under such assault in the U.S. By Lamar W. … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Satire and the Abortion-Rights Deniers

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Ted McLaughlin : Recovery is a Myth For Most Americans

Chart from Reuters / ThinkProgress.For most Americans:The recovery is a myth By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 20, 2012 The Great Depression of the 1930’s has a lot in common with the current Great Recession, which poses … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Recovery is a Myth For Most Americans

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Walking While Black: Trayvon Martin’s Fatal Short-cut By Jay D. Jurie / The Rag Blog / SANFORD, Florida — Walking from a nearby 7-11 on February 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took a short cut to the gated community home where … finish reading 

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Bill Freeland : Republican Roulette

Graphic by Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog.Republican roulette:Romney vs. the rebels By Bill Freeland | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2012 As the Republican nominating process enters its whirlwind phase — with nearly a primary a week scheduled … finish reading Bill Freeland : Republican Roulette

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Harry Targ : Military Spending and our National Priorities

Breakdown of projected government spending for fiscal yer 2013. To see how these figures were determined, go here.Poor are paying the price:Military spending and our natioal prioritiesBy Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / March 18, 2012 “From Forrestal’s day … finish reading Harry Targ : Military Spending and our National Priorities

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VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : Hiatus

Image from Dzinepress.Hiatus The plazas are empty, swept clean of debris,smug analyses already written.Elections are coming, everyone run to see:is it Newton? or El Ron? or Mittens? But out of the glare of the media stare,the knowledge unerringly spreads:the old … finish reading VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : Hiatus

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David Bacon : How U.S. Policies Fueled the Great Mexican Migration

So many migrants from Veracruz have settled in North Carolina and the South that they name markets for their home state. Because of ferocious anti-immigrant laws, however, many businesses have lost customers as immigrants flee the state. Photo © David … finish reading David Bacon : How U.S. Policies Fueled the Great Mexican Migration

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Sparks and Wildfires

Sparks and wildfires:Wisconsin and the global revolutions:By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | March 15, 2012 It Started In Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest, by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle (Verso: 2012); … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Sparks and Wildfires

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