Monthly Archives: May 2013

Lamar W. Hankins : We Must Heal Our Wounded Vets

Wounded Army vet waiting for a prescription for anti-seizure medication at a Colorado Springs doctor’s office. Photo by Michael Ciaglo / Colorado Springs Gazette. We must ‘heal the wounded’:The military’s abuse of enlistees At this point, almost a decade since … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : We Must Heal Our Wounded Vets

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Jean Trounstine : Italian Prison Inmates Perform Theatre Behind Bars

Italian prison inmate performing in Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio Does Not Want to Die. Photo by Clara Vannucci for The New York Times. Compagnia della Fortezza:Theatre in an Italian prison Punzo says that it is not therapy that drives him … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Italian Prison Inmates Perform Theatre Behind Bars

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Economist Gar Alperovitz Asks, ‘What Then Must We Do?’

Rag Radio podcast: Political economist Gar Alperovitz,author of ‘What Then Must We Do?’ “Like a picture slowly developing in a photographer’s darkroom, the potential elements of a new system, of something meaningful and very American, are beginning to emerge.” — Gar … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Economist Gar Alperovitz Asks, ‘What Then Must We Do?’

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Harry Targ : Benghazi is the Perfect ‘Scandal’

Political cartoon by Daryl Cagle / Cagle Cartoons. Benghazi:The perfect ‘scandal’ The real ‘scandal’ is the cover-up of what the U.S. was doing in Libya. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 30, 2013 On the night of … finish reading Harry Targ : Benghazi is the Perfect ‘Scandal’

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Imagine There’s No Morality

Art from Duck Soup. Imagine there’s no morality The philosophical question becomes an empirical one: what enables us to flourish? By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | May 30, 2013 Bill Meacham will discuss issues raised in his new … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Imagine There’s No Morality

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Tom Hayden : Is President Taking New Tack on Counterterrorism?

President Obama speaks about his administration’s counter-terrorism policy at the National Defense University in Washington, May 23, 2013. Photo by Larry Downing / Reuters. Obama responding to critics:  Tide turning on counterterrorism secrecy While defending his military policies as constitutional, … finish reading Tom Hayden : Is President Taking New Tack on Counterterrorism?

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Michael James : Late Summer Sundown on the Karma Farm

Late summer sundown on the Karma Farm, New Lisbon, Wisconsin 1981. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Late summer sundown on the Karma Farm To … finish reading Michael James : Late Summer Sundown on the Karma Farm

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Alan Waldman : Clive Owen is Excellent in Four ‘Second Sight’ TV Movies

Waldman’s film and TVtreasures you may have missed: Owen plays a police chief detective who strives to solve murders while covering up the fact that he’s going blind. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 29, 2013 [In … finish reading Alan Waldman : Clive Owen is Excellent in Four ‘Second Sight’ TV Movies

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Bob Feldman : Regressive Taxation and Limited Unionization in Texas, 1996-2011

Staff and supporters of Texas’ Workers’ Defense Project perform at Texas state Capitor inside Capitol at event commemorating Texas workers who have died on the job. Photo by  Jason Cato / Workers Defense Project. Image from the Texas Observer. The … finish reading Bob Feldman : Regressive Taxation and Limited Unionization in Texas, 1996-2011

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