Monthly Archives: January 2014

Steve Russell :
Fallujah on fire again

Had the Iraqis been willing to sign the Status of Forces Agreement, our troops would as we speak be lined up to bleed over Fallujah for a third time. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 29, 2014 … finish reading Steve Russell :
Fallujah on fire again

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Larry Ray :
Pentecostals, Baptists, and ‘naked images’

Too much naked truth for Mississippi prison workers when they get zapped by body scanners. By Larry Ray | The Rag Blog | January 29, 2014 GULFPORT, Mississippi — Here’s looking at you, kid! There ought to be a law! … finish reading Larry Ray :
Pentecostals, Baptists, and ‘naked images’

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Lamar W. Hankins :
When conscience rules…

There may be a silver lining to religion-based attacks on the ACA. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 The legal cases filed against the Affordable Care Act requirements that health insurance include contraceptive coverage … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
When conscience rules…

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Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

In the words of Pete Seeger, “Though it’s darkest before the dawn, These thoughts keep us moving on…” By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [This essay by Harry Targ first appeared at The Rag Blog … finish reading Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

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Harvey Wasserman :
Remembering Pete and Toshi Seeger

So long, Pete & Toshi. It’s been amazingly great to know you. By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [Also see Rag Blog remembrances of Pete Seeger by Steve Russell, Lamar Hankins, and Harry Targ.] Toshi … finish reading Harvey Wasserman :
Remembering Pete and Toshi Seeger

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Jean Trounstine :
‘Kids for Cash’: Taking abuse of power to a new level

Hard to imagine that a judge could devastate families and delay so many lives? Well guess what… By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 There are movies. And then there are movies — and by that … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
‘Kids for Cash’: Taking abuse of power to a new level

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Alan Waldman :
Beloved Brit actor Robson Green is great in the excellent cop series ‘Touching Evil’

Created by distinguished scribe Paul Abbott, the series is intelligent, exciting, and well-paced. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series that … finish reading Alan Waldman :
Beloved Brit actor Robson Green is great in the excellent cop series ‘Touching Evil’

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 14, 1949-1952

The movement to democratize Egypt: Bloodless coup sends Farouk into exile. < By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | January 27, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” series, “The Movement to … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 14, 1949-1952

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Kate Braun :
Candlemas can sweep us into our future

Lord Sun is in Aquarius and winter is fast a-fleeting as we celebrate Candlemas with reflected light. “…do do be do, do be do, be do be do be do…” — Swingle Singers scatting Bach By Kate Braun | The … finish reading Kate Braun :
Candlemas can sweep us into our future

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Dave Zirin :
Richard Sherman’s refusal to be a brand

If you’re going to root against the Seahawks, please do it for the right reasons. Not so Richard Sherman gets some kind of lip-buttoning comeuppance. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | January 26, 2014 I was done writing … finish reading Dave Zirin :
Richard Sherman’s refusal to be a brand

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Steve Russell :
ALEC: All power to the (corporate) people

Those who serve in legislative bodies seldom read what they vote on and virtually never write the bills they drop into the legislative sausage machine. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 22, 2014 Cheap shots have been … finish reading Steve Russell :
ALEC: All power to the (corporate) people

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