Monthly Archives: October 2012

Alan Waldman : NBC’s Short-Lived ‘Life’ Is Smart, Quirky Cop Show

Waldman’s film and TV treasures you may have missed: Short-lived NBC cop show Life is smart, quirky, and gripping. Damian Lewis is wonderful as the LAPD cop, falsely imprisoned for murder, who pursues the real killer and conspirators. By Alan … finish reading Alan Waldman : NBC’s Short-Lived ‘Life’ Is Smart, Quirky Cop Show

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Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Cheerleaders for Jesus

Kountze High School cheerleaders with banner at football game. Image from Atheist Camel.Cheerleaders for Jesus:Texas politicians jumpon religion bandwagon Can cheerleaders who represent the Kountze Independent School District, while acting in their official capacities as school cheerleaders, promote their personal … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Cheerleaders for Jesus

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Gerry Bello, Bob Fitrakis, and Harvey Wasserman : Do the Romneys Own Your E-Vote?

Photo by Brian Snyder / Reuters / Salon.Does the Romney familynow own your e-vote? A candidate for the presidency of the United States — and his brother, wife, and son — have a straight-line financial interest in the voting machines … finish reading Gerry Bello, Bob Fitrakis, and Harvey Wasserman : Do the Romneys Own Your E-Vote?

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>>> Does the Romney Family Now Own Your E-Vote? >>>>>> by Gerry Bello, Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman >>>>>>>>> Will you cast your vote this fall on a faulty electronic machine that’s partly owned by the Romney Family? Will that … finish reading 

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : George McGovern, the Most Decent Man in Politics

George McGovern during the 1972 presidential campaign. Photo from SIPA / REX.George McGovern:The most decent man in politics McGovern, who flew 35 missions as pilot of a B-24, took what he had learned in those deadly skies and put it … finish reading Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : George McGovern, the Most Decent Man in Politics

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Ron Jacobs : Reflecting on George McGovern

Former presidential candidate and Sen. George McGovern in 2007. Photo by Tim Sloan / AFP / Getty Images..Come home, America:Reflecting on George McGovern I was a senior in high school in 1972. I listened to his acceptance speech while working … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Reflecting on George McGovern

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Roger Baker : Which Side Are You On, Austin?

Most Austin City Council members are elected from four affluent zip codes, in red above.Which side are you on?The people’s plan versus the politicians’ plan The struggle for populist control of the City of Austin government by means of 10 … finish reading Roger Baker : Which Side Are You On, Austin?

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Jay D. Jurie : A Free School for the 21st Century

The Professor, his own self. Graphic treatment by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.A free school for the 21st century:The Online University of the Left The OUL is dedicated to ‘changing our thinking, changing opinion, changing the world.’ By Jay … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : A Free School for the 21st Century

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Which side are you on? — The Austin people’s district plan versus the politician’s district plan By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / October 12, 2012 For those who wish to follow the populist fight for Austin district representation … finish reading 

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Chris Hedges : Heartland Resistance to the Pipeline

Treesitters in Winnsboro, Texas. Photo from the Tar Sands Blockade.Resistance in the heartland:The Great Tar Sands Blockade Ranchers, farmers, and enraged citizens, often after seeing their land seized by eminent domain and their water supplies placed under mortal threat, have … finish reading Chris Hedges : Heartland Resistance to the Pipeline

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Alan Waldman : ‘Bedazzled’ is Brilliant British Comedy Classic

Waldman’s film and TV treasures you may have missed: The 1967 Peter Cook and Dudley Moore film Bedazzled is a comedy classic. It’s one of the most brilliant, hilarious British movies ever. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Alan Waldman : ‘Bedazzled’ is Brilliant British Comedy Classic

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Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 3

Front page of New York Daily News, October 23, 1962. From the Mitchell Archives.The Cuba story, Part 3:The Bay of Pigs to the missile crisis The Cuban missile crisis suggests that the United States would go to any extreme, even … finish reading Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 3

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