Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

David P. Hamilton :
Emmanuel Macron, ‘centrist’ revolutionary

He combined social liberalism — covering all the identity politics bases — with neoliberal economics. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2017 PARIS — Emmanuel Macron has totally changed the landscape of French politics. Previously, … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
Emmanuel Macron, ‘centrist’ revolutionary

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Chellis Glendinning :
Psychohistory in the Age of Trump

Comparisons between Nazi Germany and Trump´s U.S.-in-process abound these days. By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2017 CHUQUISACA, Bolivia — As befits the times, I have been studying Nikolaus Wachsmann´s KL: A History of the Nazi … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
Psychohistory in the Age of Trump

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Lamar W. Hankins :
American culture: Appropriated, revised,
and invented

There is virtually no part of our culture that is not borrowed from somewhere else. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2017 To paraphrase something the musicologist Charles Seeger once said (as reported by his … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
American culture: Appropriated, revised,
and invented

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | We talk politics, community, and resistance; discuss some important new books; enjoy some great live music… and much more!

Our guests are Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn; Rev. Jim Rigby & Glenn Smith; Corey Dolgon; Julia Mickenberg; Scott Braddock; Jonathan Tilove; Roy Casagranda; Powell St. John & Charlie Prichard; Gordon Lafer; Eddie Wilson & Jesse Sublett; Eliza Gilkyson; Bob … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | We talk politics, community, and resistance; discuss some important new books; enjoy some great live music… and much more!

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Roger Baker :
The emerging split within the U.S.
Democratic Party

The Perez wing, which is not hostile to Bernie Sanders, seems ready to discuss class oppression. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2017 The Hill, which is widely read by Washington politicians and is rather centrist-liberal … finish reading Roger Baker :
The emerging split within the U.S.
Democratic Party

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James McEnteer :
Chained together in Hell: Manuel Noriega and George H.W. Bush

No one was blinder to the criminality of Noriega, who was on the CIA payroll, than George Herbert Walker Bush. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | June 19, 2017 QUITO, Ecuador — Manuel Noriega, former president of Panama, … finish reading James McEnteer :
Chained together in Hell: Manuel Noriega and George H.W. Bush

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Steve Russell :
The downside to impeaching Trump

Rogue’s Gallery: We should all look at the presidential bullpen in constitutional order. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | June 18, 2017 The investigations are scattered among the House, the Senate, and now a special prosecutor, and the … finish reading Steve Russell :
The downside to impeaching Trump

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Richard Croxdale :
METRO | San Marcos’s limited minimum wage law has gotten little attention

The law, in force since last November, applies only to businesses seeking economic incentives. By Richard Croxdale | The Rag Blog | June 12, 2017 SAN MARCOS, Texas — $15 an hour x 40 hours a week = $600 a … finish reading Richard Croxdale :
METRO | San Marcos’s limited minimum wage law has gotten little attention

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn present a ‘Radical Manifesto’ June 21 in Austin

Ayers and Dohrn will speak and Bill will sign his new book, ‘Demand the Impossible.’ Event: Demand the impossible! What: Booksigning and discussion Who: Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6-8 p.m. Where: High Road on … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn present a ‘Radical Manifesto’ June 21 in Austin

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Harry Targ :
The political time of day: Neoliberalism, resistance, and a left yearning to grow

Progressives today must mobilize against Trumpism while articulating an alternative political and economic analysis. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 30, 2017 The rift within the Democratic Party was on full display at the California Democratic Party … finish reading Harry Targ :
The political time of day: Neoliberalism, resistance, and a left yearning to grow

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘The Detectorists’ is a sly, deadpan Britcom with many unexpected laughs

Two odd Brit zanies with metal detectors lead a fun cast in this ribald rural romp. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 29, 2017 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘The Detectorists’ is a sly, deadpan Britcom with many unexpected laughs

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Marilyn Katz :
To impeach or not to impeach? That is not
the question.

Like a horrific accident on the highway, Trump now serves as a dangerous distraction. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | May 29, 1917 CHICAGO — The daily revelations of the entanglement of Trump’s entourage have Republicans squirming and … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
To impeach or not to impeach? That is not
the question.

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