Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lamar W. Hankins : A Case Study in DWI in San Marcos, Texas

Kyle Maysel’s arrested is reported on San Marcos television. Image from kens5.com. A case study: DWI and the citizen accused A San Marcos attorney was arrested on a DWI charge during a ‘no refusal’ weekend and questions have been raised … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : A Case Study in DWI in San Marcos, Texas

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Jim Hightower Brings the Lowdown on ‘Poopgate’ and ‘Tinkle-Down’ Economics

Texas populist gadfly Jim Hightower at the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, September 13, 2013. Photos by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Famed Texas populist commentator and political gadfly, Jim Hightower In 30 years, we’ve … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Jim Hightower Brings the Lowdown on ‘Poopgate’ and ‘Tinkle-Down’ Economics

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HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 10, 1930-1945

Signing of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty in 1936. Image from Islam Project 2010. A people’s history: The movement to democratize Egypt Part 10: 1930-1945 period — Anglo-Egyptian Treaty reaffirms Egypt’s ‘independence’ though British domination continues. By Bob Feldman | The Rag … finish reading HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 10, 1930-1945

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Alan Waldman: ‘Midsomer Murders’ is a Popular Long-Running British Rural Crime Series

  Waldman’s film and TV treasures you may have missed: So far, 100 episodes of this dramatic and humorous ‘whodunnit’ set in fictional Midsomer County have aired. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 24, 2013 [In his … finish reading Alan Waldman: ‘Midsomer Murders’ is a Popular Long-Running British Rural Crime Series

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Marilyn Katz : A Different Path for Syria, and Hopefully for Chicago

And for Chicago? A different path for Syria Will U.S. diplomacy in Syria carve a new path towards peace at home and abroad? By Marilyn Katz / The Rag Blog / September 19, 2013 CHICAGO — The example of our … finish reading Marilyn Katz : A Different Path for Syria, and Hopefully for Chicago

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Johnny Hazard : Tanks Versus Teachers in Mexico City

Striking teachers at Zócalo plaza in Mexico City, Friday, September 13, 2013. Photo by Eduardo Verdugo / AP. Tanks vs. teachers: Federal police drive striking teachers from Mexico’s Zócalo plaza By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | September 19, … finish reading Johnny Hazard : Tanks Versus Teachers in Mexico City

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Occupy’s Nathan Schneider on Anarchy and Radical Catholicism

Nathan Schneider, June 17, 2012. Photo from Occupy. Interview with Occupy’s Nathan Schneider: Anarchy, activism, and radical Catholicism By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 19, 2013 “It’s hard to pick a revolution about which one doesn’t have … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Occupy’s Nathan Schneider on Anarchy and Radical Catholicism

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Mike Klonsky : Forbes Calls Charter Schools ‘Part of a Corrupt System’

Demonstration in New York against school privatization. ‘Part of a corrupt system’: Forbes piece pounds charters About the only thing charters do well is limit the influence of teachers’ unions. And fatten their investors’ portfolios. By Mike Klonsky | The … finish reading Mike Klonsky : Forbes Calls Charter Schools ‘Part of a Corrupt System’

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Ron Jacobs : ‘Another Self Portrait’ of Bob Dylan

Another Self Portrait: Dylan’s take revisited Dylan’s voice here is the voice of an earnest troubadour. There is little of the smoky raspiness present in his mid-sixties material or the world-weary gruffness of Dylan’s current persona. By Ron Jacobs | … finish reading Ron Jacobs : ‘Another Self Portrait’ of Bob Dylan

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Alan Waldman: ‘Are You Being Served?’ Was Hit Sitcom in Britain and Around the World

  Waldman’s film and TV treasures you may have missed: It — and sequel ‘Grace and Favour’ — aired 81 classic episodes, which repeated and repeated on many PBS stations. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 18, … finish reading Alan Waldman: ‘Are You Being Served?’ Was Hit Sitcom in Britain and Around the World

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Harry Targ : Revisiting ‘American Exceptionalism’

Beacon to the world? Image from Wikimedia Commons. Was Putin right? Revisiting ‘American exceptionalism’ A better future and the survival of the human race require us to realize, as Paul Robeson suggested, that what is precious about humanity is not … finish reading Harry Targ : Revisiting ‘American Exceptionalism’

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Michael James : Heart of Illinois in the Summer of ’64

Boys in a pickup truck in front of the Fulton Democrat in Lewistown, Illinois, in the summer of 1964. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: … finish reading Michael James : Heart of Illinois in the Summer of ’64

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