Monthly Archives: October 2014

Kate Braun :
Samhain, aka Halloween, is a time of transformation

Shorter days and longer nights prompt us to turn our focus inward, to reflect and ponder. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | October 28, 2014 “Cat monsters on the sidewalk / Cat witches in the air / Those … finish reading Kate Braun :
Samhain, aka Halloween, is a time of transformation

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Metro Event Thursday! The Rag Blog presents ‘City of Quartz‘ author Mike Davis on ‘Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster.’

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Johnny Hazard :
Government evasion continues in Guerrero massacre case

Parents of the ‘disappeared’ warn of more drastic actions if no results in 48 hours. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | October 27, 2014 MEXICO CITY — On Wednesday, October 23, after a day of marches including one … finish reading Johnny Hazard :
Government evasion continues in Guerrero massacre case

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METRO EVENT | The Rag Blog : Celebrated Author & Urban Theorist Mike Davis in Austin this Thursday

Marxist Scholar Davis, author of ‘City of Quartz,’ will speak on ‘Texas vs. California: Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster’ at 5604 Manor in Austin. “If it’s apocalypse you want — and frankly who doesn’t, because how else to explain the … finish reading METRO EVENT | The Rag Blog : Celebrated Author & Urban Theorist Mike Davis in Austin this Thursday

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Tom Hayden :
Battling Ebola: Cuba leads while U.S. lags

The U.S. has 550 military personnel in Africa on counterterrorism missions while over 5,000 Africans have succumbed to the non-military threat of Ebola. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2014 In what a New York Times … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Battling Ebola: Cuba leads while U.S. lags

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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : The Supreme Court’s irrational Texas voter ID decision

Justice Ginsburg called the law ‘purposely discriminatory’ and said it would disenfranchise ‘more than 600,000 registered Texas voters.’ By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — The pre-dawn decision of a majority of Supreme … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : The Supreme Court’s irrational Texas voter ID decision

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METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

Texas is not alone in its willingness to restrict its upscale education to a ‘possessive investment in whiteness.’ By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — The Texas legislature seems determined to govern … finish reading METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

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METRO | Steve Russell : Bee Czar News

Central Texas Bee Rescue is dedicated to seeing that bees scaring humans with their natural swarming behavior will help pay for their own preservation. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — Last year, there … finish reading METRO | Steve Russell : Bee Czar News

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Bill Meacham :
IDEAS | Mental parasites

Just as a parasitical lancet fluke can direct an ant to climb up a blade of grass, we are unknowingly manipulated by cultural memes. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 What if your brain were … finish reading Bill Meacham :
IDEAS | Mental parasites

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Harry Targ :
On democracy: ‘Can we talk?’

The United States’ political system, we are told repeatedly, is the gold standard for the world. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 Through her decades of entertaining on stage and screen, [Joan] Rivers developed numerous … finish reading Harry Targ :
On democracy: ‘Can we talk?’

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Murray Polner :
Silent rabbis

Arthur Hertzberg believed that the quasi-religious reverence for Israel, right or wrong, tainted the beauty and grandeur of Judaism. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 One of the smartest, most courageous and provocative rabbis I … finish reading Murray Polner :
Silent rabbis

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Author Michael Harris on the Digital Revolution and ‘The End of Absence’

Journalist and editor Harris, our guest on Rag Radio, discusses ‘Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection.’ Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | October 20, 2014 Our guest on Rag Radio, journalist Michael Harris, … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Author Michael Harris on the Digital Revolution and ‘The End of Absence’

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