Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Supreme Court Case Raises Larger Diversity Issues at UT-Austin

Though the UT-Austin student body is among the most diverse in the country, other related issues plague the school and its history. Photo by Eric Gay / AP / Christian Science Monitor.Supreme Court focus on UTstudent DNA masks pressing issues … finish reading Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Supreme Court Case Raises Larger Diversity Issues at UT-Austin

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Paul Krassner : Behind the ‘Twinkie Defense’

The smoking Twinkie? Image from candidaabrahamson.Guilty pleasure:Behind the ‘Twinkie Defense’ The psychiatrist testified that, on the night before the murders, White ‘just sat there in front of the TV set, binging on Twinkies.’ By Paul Krassner | The Rag Blog … finish reading Paul Krassner : Behind the ‘Twinkie Defense’

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Fran Clark : Keeping Watch on the ‘School of Assassins’

One at a time, marchers place their crosses in the chain link fence outside Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Photos by Heidi Turpin / The Rag Blog.By any other name:Protesters keep watch at the ‘School of Assassins’ Each cross has … finish reading Fran Clark : Keeping Watch on the ‘School of Assassins’

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Howard Wooldridge : Rocky Mountain High / 1

Howard “Cowboy” Wooldridge and Misty fight marijuana prohibition in Colorado.Misty and me:Fighting pot prohibition in Colorado Governor Hickenlooper moaned that tourism would decline or, if more tourists came, they would be the ‘wrong sort of people.’ What a muffin-head he … finish reading Howard Wooldridge : Rocky Mountain High / 1

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David McReynolds : After the Truce in Gaza

Political cartoon by Paul Jamiol / Jamiol’s World / Informed Comment.EdgeLeft:After the truce in Gaza This was not only a victory for Hamas, but also for Israel, which achieved at one stroke a deep division between the two sides of … finish reading David McReynolds : After the Truce in Gaza

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The Most Important Thing to Know by Bill Meacham Philosophy has to do with many things, but historically the major ones have been three big questions: What’s real? How do we know what’s real? And what shall we do about … finish reading 

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Bryan Farrell : The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You, Keystone XL

Four activists are locked down to construction equipment on a recently clearcut easement leased by Keystone XL pipeline builders TransCanada. Inset photos below show local residents supporting the demonstrators and treesitters in the 50-foot pines at the rural East Texas … finish reading Bryan Farrell : The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You, Keystone XL

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VERSE / Margery Parsons : Surfing in Gaza

Surfer in Gaza. Image from Common Dreams.Surfing in Gaza The children of Gazapacked in campslike anchovies in tingo down to the beachto swim, and to surf.There is nothing timid about the way they take the waveson their boardshome-made with scraps … finish reading VERSE / Margery Parsons : Surfing in Gaza

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Harry Targ : Class, Gender, and Division in Capitalism

Art from race class and gender.Similarities and differences: The political economy of capitalism Creating divisions among male and female workers and workers of different races and ethnic backgrounds has often weakened workers’ struggles to achieve economic justice. By Harry Targ … finish reading Harry Targ : Class, Gender, and Division in Capitalism

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Alan Waldman : Saskatchewan Sitcom ‘Corner Gas’ is Highly Original and Really Funny

Waldman’s film and TVtreasures you may have missed: Canadian comic, writer, and actor Brent Butt (his real name) has created a brilliant tiny-town sitcom named Corner Gas that’s justifiably a massive hit north of the border. By Alan Waldman | … finish reading Alan Waldman : Saskatchewan Sitcom ‘Corner Gas’ is Highly Original and Really Funny

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Daniel Coshnear’s ‘Occupy’ Stories Are as Contemporary as the Latest Tweet

Daniel Coshnear’s‘Occupy and Other Love Stories’ As contemporary as the latest tweet, Coshnear’s men, women, and children cry out for the lost soul of America itself. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | November 23, 2012 [Occupy and Other … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Daniel Coshnear’s ‘Occupy’ Stories Are as Contemporary as the Latest Tweet

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Eyeless in Gaza By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / November 21, 2012 The Israeli political establishment — and donors like Sheldon Adelson and the militant neo-conservatives — seem to be eyeless in Gaza, in the phrase of Aldous … finish reading 

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