Monthly Archives: October 2017

Steve Rossignol :
METRO | ‘Dam’ scary: The ghosts of LCRA

According to reliable if shady sources, Austin’s Depression-era dams are haunted as hell. By Steve Rossignol | The Rag Blog | October 31, 2017 AUSTIN — There is a grand history to Austin’s lakes which traces back to the late … finish reading Steve Rossignol :
METRO | ‘Dam’ scary: The ghosts of LCRA

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Katya Sabaroff Taylor: ‘Prison Wisdom: Writing with Inmates’

This jam-packed volume features several hundred poems, stories, sketches, and drawings by prisoners. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | October 23, 2017 In April 1968, shortly before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nina Sabaroff, a … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Katya Sabaroff Taylor: ‘Prison Wisdom: Writing with Inmates’

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Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America’

Rick Wartzman reviews the socioeconomic history of the U.S. since World War II with empathy for the employee class. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | October 18, 2017 [The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America’

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Steve Russell :
Truth in an age of post-factual politics

Since the arrival of The Donald, U.S. politics is a fact-free zone. The truth simply no longer matters. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | October 16, 2017 Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) was not happy being questioned by a … finish reading Steve Russell :
Truth in an age of post-factual politics

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Murray Polner :
The Vietnam War: An American crime

Vietnam was ‘the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.’ By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 12, 2017 Our government has no right to send American boys to their death in any battlefield in … finish reading Murray Polner :
The Vietnam War: An American crime

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Nineteen fifty-four: A fable

Bobby raised his hand and asked his teacher, Mrs. Miller, ‘Is God the same as the sun?’ By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | October 10, 2017 It was an unusual year, 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court held … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Nineteen fifty-four: A fable

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