Monthly Archives: November 2014

Jonah Raskin :
Happy Birthday, ‘High Times’

‘High Times’ has always had to walk a fine line because the cultivation, distribution, and sale of marijuana has been and still is illegal by federal law. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | November 22, 2014 The High … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
Happy Birthday, ‘High Times’

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Alan Waldman :
‘Foyle’s War’ is a smart English mystery series set during and just after WWII

Michael Kitchen is an unflappable British top cop who solves wartime crimes and post-war spy shenanigans. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | November 19, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Foyle’s War’ is a smart English mystery series set during and just after WWII

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Johnny Hazard :
From the streets of Mexico: ‘Fue el estado’ (‘The government did it’)

President Peña Nieto has decried incidents of inconsequential or fabricated violence by protesters without mentioning government-perpetrated atrocities. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | November 19, 2014 “We have been tolerant — excessively tolerant, according to some critics. But … finish reading Johnny Hazard :
From the streets of Mexico: ‘Fue el estado’ (‘The government did it’)

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Paul Krassner :
The six dumbest decisions of my life

We’re talking really dangerous dumb decisions that continue to make me humble. By Paul Krassner | The Rag Blog | November 12, 2014 I’m talking here about seriously dumb decisions, not those minor regrets like that time in 1970 when … finish reading Paul Krassner :
The six dumbest decisions of my life

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Michael James :
Spreading the word and the love with ‘The Heartland Journal,’ 1979-2005

I was in a phase of life when I was trying to integrate radical politics, spirituality, and personal growth and development. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | November 11, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
Spreading the word and the love with ‘The Heartland Journal,’ 1979-2005

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Cesar Chavez biographer Miriam Pawel with poet-critic Gregg Barrios

Gregg Barrios, a veteran of the original Rag, moderated a conversation with author Miriam Pawel at the 2014 Texas Book Festival. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2014 Our guests featured on this Rag Radio podcast … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Cesar Chavez biographer Miriam Pawel with poet-critic Gregg Barrios

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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Birthing book linked to death of Pursley baby in East Texas cult

The Texas Family Code states explicitly that parents have a duty to provide medical care to their child. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2014 “I have some grievous news. The Lord took her.” – … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Birthing book linked to death of Pursley baby in East Texas cult

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METRO/GUEST VOICE | Elaine J. Cohen : Cassandra’s curse and the usgov detention centers

Briefly thought extinct, the idea of ‘family detention’ has returned to the horror of those who battled it at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2014 … finish reading METRO/GUEST VOICE | Elaine J. Cohen : Cassandra’s curse and the usgov detention centers

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Tom Hayden :
Message to the president

Now is the time to fight for a legacy you can be proud of, and to lay down a path to victory for your coalition in 2016. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | November 6, 2014 The Congressional … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Message to the president

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Jack A. Smith :
Bury the bomb before it buries us

The U.S. and Russia are modernizing, improving, and extending the longevity by decades of the three prongs of their nuclear war triad. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 A quarter century after the Cold … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
Bury the bomb before it buries us

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Harry Targ :
What to make of the elections – and what we should do next

Progressives must engage in education, agitation, and organization around social and economic justice issues while fighting the politics of fear. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 I am looking at exit poll data and, as … finish reading Harry Targ :
What to make of the elections – and what we should do next

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Harvey Wasserman :
The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete

Our electoral apparatus is thoroughly compromised by oceans of dirty money, Jim Crow registration traps, rigged electronic voting, gerrymandering… By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete. The Republicans now … finish reading Harvey Wasserman :
The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete

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