Monthly Archives: March 2014

Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Filmmaking, pupulism, the attack on public education, and Texas politics on Rag Radio

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Al Reinert with singer Sima Cunningham; pundit Jim Hightower; education activists Julian Vasquez Heilig and Mike Klonsky; and politics with Glenn Smith and Jeff Crosby. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2014 Listen … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Filmmaking, pupulism, the attack on public education, and Texas politics on Rag Radio

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Dave Zirin :
SPORT | The Northwestern University Football Union and the NCAA’s death spiral

The NCAA is now in a fight for its life. Its power emanates solely from its position as a cartel. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | March 28, 2014 “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered…” – Mark Cuban … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | The Northwestern University Football Union and the NCAA’s death spiral

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Aslan’s portrayal of Jesus as revolutionary zealot is fanciful history

Mistakes in ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,’ show that Reza Aslan lacks the necessary background to write a historical work about the period and Jesus’s place in it. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Aslan’s portrayal of Jesus as revolutionary zealot is fanciful history

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 20, 1990-1992

The Mubarak regime, supported financially and militarily by the United States, was accused of serious human rights violations, including extensive use of torture. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 20, 1990-1992

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Alan Waldman :
‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ is a fun, stylish mystery series set in 1928 Melbourne

Delightful flapper detective Miss Phryne Fisher, wonderfully played by Essie Davis, makes this Aussie gem well worth your time. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ is a fun, stylish mystery series set in 1928 Melbourne

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Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

The new Cold War doctrine is that democratically elected nationalist or socialist leaders are new dominos threatening the fall of a U.S.-controlled order. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2014 While the first Cold War was … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

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Beverly Baker Moore :
Finding some happiness nearby South By

There may have been insanity downtown but my friendly neighborhood venues were rife with talent all day and all evening all week. By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — South By Southwest … finish reading Beverly Baker Moore :
Finding some happiness nearby South By

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Robert Sharlet :
Jim Retherford, the ‘Man in a Red Devil Suit’

Jim has been a fearless New Left editor, a political performance artist, part of a guerrilla theater troupe, and has worked with some of the legendary figures of the ’60s. By Robert Sharlet | The Rag Blog | February 19, … finish reading Robert Sharlet :
Jim Retherford, the ‘Man in a Red Devil Suit’

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

Once the Republicans tried to wrest back welfare reform as a political issue from Clinton, it was a race to see who could pander most successfully to the electorate. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 19, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

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Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood :
Working for a realistic left politics in Texas

To our friends outside Texas, we ask: Is it really so much better where you live? Where in mainstream politics in the United States is there much sanity? By Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood | The Rag Blog | February … finish reading Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood :
Working for a realistic left politics in Texas

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Ron Jacobs :
The multi-pronged provocation of Crimea

After years of watching Washington and its NATO alliance entice and cajole traditionally Russian allies to join the western capitalist sphere, Moscow has recently begun fighting back. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | March 18, 2014 Recent events … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
The multi-pronged provocation of Crimea

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Ed Felien :
Straight talk about Crimea

Was the referendum on Crimea’s independence legitimate? Does Catalonia have a right to secede from Spain? Scotland from Britain? Texas from Mexico? By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2014 Crimea is a dangling appendix to the … finish reading Ed Felien :
Straight talk about Crimea

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