Monthly Archives: August 2012

Roger Baker : Converging Global Crises and Why We Deny Them / 2

An unraveling earth. Graphic from Sound of Cannons.Converging global crisesand why we deny them  / 2 If the total human impact on nature is approaching a natural limit, we face difficult choices. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Roger Baker : Converging Global Crises and Why We Deny Them / 2

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Robert Jensen : Learning to Hate Longhorn Football

Bevo goes to college. Photo by Mose Buchele for KUT News. Inset photo of Texas cheerleader by Donn Jones / AP.Learning to hate Longhorn football Dealing with UT’s jock-obsessed culture is easy — I critique it, without hesitation. Dealing with … finish reading Robert Jensen : Learning to Hate Longhorn Football

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Paul Krassner : Are Rape Jokes Funny?

Comic Daniel Tosh. Image from The Hollywood Gossip. Inset images below: Sarah Silverman and Louis CK.Are rape jokes funny? Rape is a crime. Rape jokes aren’t. They are the risk of free speech. By Paul Krassner | The Rag Blog … finish reading Paul Krassner : Are Rape Jokes Funny?

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Lamar W. Hankins : What’s Conservative about Paul Ryan?

Ryan shrugged. Cover art by Drew Friedman for the New York Observer from his Facebook page.What’s conservative about Paul Ryan? Paul Ryan is an extremist on issues of restricting personal liberty and using government to benefit the wealthy to the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : What’s Conservative about Paul Ryan?

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : What They Can’t Take from Lance Armstrong

Survivor: Lance Armstrong. Photo by Christopher Ena / AP.He quit the fight but not the war: What they can’t take from Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong, and his ubiquitous Livestrong bracelets, are 21st century totems of survival and the USADA isn’t … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : What They Can’t Take from Lance Armstrong

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BOOKS / Harry Targ : Van Jones on Rebuilding the Dream

As election nears:Van Jones on rebuilding the dream Activists know that building mass movements entails a variety of cognitive and action steps. Sometimes it is useful for a skilled activist like Van Jones to provide us with a framework for … finish reading BOOKS / Harry Targ : Van Jones on Rebuilding the Dream

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Are Rape Jokes Funny? By Paul Krassner Abortion was still illegal in 1970. At the time, as both an underground abortion referral service and a stand-up satirist, I faced an undefined paradox. Irreverence was my only sacred cow, yet I … finish reading 

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Are Rape Jokes Funny? By Paul Krassner Abortion was still illegal in 1970. At the time, as both an underground abortion referral service and a stand-up satirist, I faced an undefined paradox. Irreverence was my only sacred cow, yet I … finish reading 

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Fellow Primates / 2

Bonobos, like chimps, show empathy, theory of mind, and targeted helping. Photo by Dan Caspersz / Bush Warriors.Fellow primates / 2 Being related genetically to both chimps, who settle sexual issues through conflict, and bonobos, who settle conflict issues through … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Fellow Primates / 2

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Jordan Flaherty : Post-Katrina New Orleans is a Divided City

In the new New Orleans, privatized, voucher-financed housing, left, has replaced traditional public housing like the deserted Lafitte housing projects on the right. Photo by Gerald Herbert / AP.A divided city:Seven years after Katrina in rebuilding New Orleans, the key … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Post-Katrina New Orleans is a Divided City

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Marilyn Katz : Whose Election is This Anyway?

Is it about them? Or us? Caricatures by DonkeyHotey.Whose election is this anyway? It’s not about Obama or Romney. It’s about us. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | August 28, 2012 Without Occupy, without women, without the young, … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Whose Election is This Anyway?

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