Monthly Archives: March 2016

Steve Russell :
Antonin Scalia was a Federalist, sort of,

and therefore would not approve of President Obama making a lame duck appointment to replace him, right? Wrong. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2016 Once upon a time, in the late 20th and early 21st … finish reading Steve Russell :
Antonin Scalia was a Federalist, sort of,

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Julia Mickenberg, Rich Reddick & Kate Catterall; Leng Wong & Anu Naimpally; scott crow; Jim Hightower; and The Melancholy Ramblers!

We dive into higher ed, live on the Asian-American hyphen, get anarchic, go populist, and dig us some honky-tonk. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2016 The following podcasts are from recent Rag Radio shows … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Julia Mickenberg, Rich Reddick & Kate Catterall; Leng Wong & Anu Naimpally; scott crow; Jim Hightower; and The Melancholy Ramblers!

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Ivan Koop Kuper :
METRO | Saying goodbye to Mike Condray and remembering Liberty Hall

Thanks to Condray and crew, Houstonians were treated to many an unforgettable evening of history-making performances. By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | March 30, 2016 HOUSTON — On Bruce Springsteen’s 1998 multi-album box set of miscellaneous recordings, … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper :
METRO | Saying goodbye to Mike Condray and remembering Liberty Hall

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Jeff Shero Nightbyrd :
METRO | Deep in the heart of Texas: The guns
of August

Mass shootings of the innocent are commonplace now. But Charles Whitman, the Texas Tower sniper, shocked the nation’s psyche. By Jeff Shero Nightbyrd | The Rag Blog | March 29, 2016 With introduction by Thorne Dreyer On August 1, 1966, … finish reading Jeff Shero Nightbyrd :
METRO | Deep in the heart of Texas: The guns
of August

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Republicans’ rejection of the Constitution is a disservice to America

They have been distorting the history of the Supreme Court nomination process to justify their political desires. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 27, 2016 The Supreme Court nomination process is being fought out between Republicans … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Republicans’ rejection of the Constitution is a disservice to America

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | In the Brit mystery series ‘Grantchester’ a vicar and a village cop solve numerous murders and other crimes

The estimable Robson Green stars in this rural whodunnit, whose exciting second season returns to P.B.S. on Sunday, March 27. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | In the Brit mystery series ‘Grantchester’ a vicar and a village cop solve numerous murders and other crimes

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Henry Mecredy :
The Edsel tragedy

Ford was able to command vast numbers of person-hours of labor but these creative efforts went entirely unmanifested in social good. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | March 24, 2016 The Edsel, a car introduced by Ford in … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
The Edsel tragedy

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Marilyn Katz :
Chicago activists should be commended, not scolded, for shutting down Donald Trump’s rally

Peaceful resistance doesn’t egg on Trump’s supporters: It forces them to back down. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | March 23, 2016 CHICAGO — Something strange is happening here, and it merits a serious discussion. In the week … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Chicago activists should be commended, not scolded, for shutting down Donald Trump’s rally

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Johnny Hazard :
Crisis de ozono en la zona metropolitana de la capital de México

Una razón: los diez millones de personas de la Ciudad de México no piensan dejar sus carros. Por Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | 20 de marzo, 2015 Leer este artículo en inglés CIUDAD DE MÉXICO — Después de … finish reading Johnny Hazard :
Crisis de ozono en la zona metropolitana de la capital de México

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Carl Davidson :
Does the U.S. really have six political parties?

The major parties in the U.S. are not ideological parties in the European sense, but are constantly changing coalitions. By Carl Davidson | The Rag Blog | March 21, 2016 Successful strategic thinking starts with gaining knowledge, particularly gaining adequate … finish reading Carl Davidson :
Does the U.S. really have six political parties?

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | ‘She’s Beautiful When
She’s Angry’

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | March 21, 2016 Event: Screening of ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Dates: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 7-9 p.m. Where: Faith Presbyterian Church Address: 1314 East Oltorf, Austin, TX 78704 Admission: Suggested donation … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | ‘She’s Beautiful When
She’s Angry’

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Johnny Hazard :
The Mexico City area has been hit by a
major ozone crisis

One reason: Mexico City’s 10 million people simply won’t give up their cars. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2015 Leer este artículo en español MEXICO CITY — After a couple of days of unusually cold, … finish reading Johnny Hazard :
The Mexico City area has been hit by a
major ozone crisis

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