Monthly Archives: February 2016

Harry Targ :
Hillary Clinton and the declining
American empire

The war against the Qaddafi regime that destroyed Libya’s social fabric was enthusiastically endorsed by Secretary of State Clinton. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 1, 2016 “I think President Obama made the right decision at the … finish reading Harry Targ :
Hillary Clinton and the declining
American empire

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Ivan Koop Kuper :
METRO | Operation Texas: LBJ’s secret rescue mission on the eve of the Holocaust

One Texas scholar insisted that Johnson’s strong spiritual conviction and moral obligation fueled this alleged clandestine undertaking. By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | February 24, 2016 HOUSTON — On the evening of December 30, 1963, a little … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper :
METRO | Operation Texas: LBJ’s secret rescue mission on the eve of the Holocaust

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Cecilia Colomé :
Welcome to the century of gravitational
wave astronomy!

LIGOS’ detection is the most precise measurement ever made in human history and marks five milestones for physics. The sound of two black holes colliding. Image from ligo.caltech.edu. By Cecilia Colomé | The Rag Blog | February 24, 2016 Leer … finish reading Cecilia Colomé :
Welcome to the century of gravitational
wave astronomy!

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Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 60’s underground press, Part III: The ‘countercultural’ underground papers

The underground press was everywhere you looked: on campus and off, in urban, suburban, rural, ghetto, barrio, in every state of the Union. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | February 23, 2016 [This is the third of a … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 60’s underground press, Part III: The ‘countercultural’ underground papers

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Political Guru Glenn W. Smith, Environmentalist & Poet Taylor Brorby, Texas State Rep. Elliott Naishtat

Smith tries to decipher the weird world of presidential politics; Brorby discusses his book on the literature of fracking; Naishtat, a Texas progressive icon, talks about his exit from politics. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | February … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Political Guru Glenn W. Smith, Environmentalist & Poet Taylor Brorby, Texas State Rep. Elliott Naishtat

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Steve Russell :
METRO | Scalia Files: The truth is out there

Too bad Agatha Christie was not a fellow guest, because there has to be foul play. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | February 21, 2016 AUSTIN — An obese 79-year-old man in a sedentary occupation goes to bed … finish reading Steve Russell :
METRO | Scalia Files: The truth is out there

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Kate Braun :
Energy of Waxing Gibbous Moon points
towards future

Moon Musings: The Second Quarter or Waxing Gibbous Moon falls on February 19-21, 2016. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2016 Lord Sun is in Aquarius, manifesting energies that prompt us to think of the future, … finish reading Kate Braun :
Energy of Waxing Gibbous Moon points
towards future

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Peaky Blinders’ is excellent English historical series

Irish, Italian, and Jewish gangster armies contend in Birmingham and London in the 1920s. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Peaky Blinders’ is excellent English historical series

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Superdelegates and the undemocratic
Democratic Party

It is as though the Democratic Party has declared that the rabble who vote are not to be trusted with the fate of the party. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | Feb. 17, 2016 SAN MARCOS, Texas … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Superdelegates and the undemocratic
Democratic Party

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Alice Embree :
LIBROS | ‘Haydée Santamaría,
Revolucionaria cubana’

Margaret Randall, integrando la voz de una poetiza en su obra, le da dimensiones humanas a los héroes de la revolución cubana. Por Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | 1 de septiembre, 2015 Traducido del inglés por Cecilia Colomé … finish reading Alice Embree :
LIBROS | ‘Haydée Santamaría,
Revolucionaria cubana’

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Jim Simons :
The passing of Scalia: A requiem for Caesar

There is no escaping the fact that Justice Scalia did more to harm this country than any other Supreme Court judge in history. By Jim Simons | The Rag Blog | February 16, 2016 “The evil that men do lives … finish reading Jim Simons :
The passing of Scalia: A requiem for Caesar

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Steve Russell :
New Hampshire Berning: The Nationalist
and the Socialist

To win the general election against The Donald, Bernie would run a positive hope campaign against a negative fear campaign. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | February 14, 2016 If Vine Deloria, Jr. was correct when he claimed … finish reading Steve Russell :
New Hampshire Berning: The Nationalist
and the Socialist

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