Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

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 | JOctober 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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Steve Russell :
Making peace between Rocket Man
and the Dotard

Solving the North Korea problem requires our best understanding of everybody’s needs. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | September 27, 2017 Two grown men are publicly calling each other names, a childish spat that rises from annoying to … finish reading Steve Russell :
Making peace between Rocket Man
and the Dotard

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Maxine Phillips :
BOOKS | ‘Johnny Appleseed: Green Spirit of the Frontier’

Paul Buhle and Noah Van Sciver’s graphic history tells a tale very relevant to our time. By Maxine Phillips | The Rag Blog | September 25, 2017 [Johnny Appleseed: Green Spirit of the Frontier, a graphic history written by Paul … finish reading Maxine Phillips :
BOOKS | ‘Johnny Appleseed: Green Spirit of the Frontier’

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Jonah Raskin :
Marijuana madness: From Harry Anslinger to Jeff Sessions

Marijuana has been a heated political issue in the United States for more than 100 years. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 21, 2017 Three months before he died of pancreatic cancer in July 2012, Judge Gustin … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
Marijuana madness: From Harry Anslinger to Jeff Sessions

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Alice Embree :
Sex and socialism

Is it time to consider what socialism can mean in the bedrooms as well as in the body politic? By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 20, 2017 Is sex better under socialism? Apparently, according to an August … finish reading Alice Embree :
Sex and socialism

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Blowing themselves up: Revisiting the Weather Underground

‘Swords in the Hands of Children’ is Jonathan Lerner’s passionate tale of his adventures as a young, gay insurgent. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2017 Jonathan Lerner, author of Swords in the Hands of Children, … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Blowing themselves up: Revisiting the Weather Underground

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | Jonathan Lerner’s ‘Swords in the Hands of Children’

Lerner, a closeted gay man active with the Weather Underground, tells a gripping story and reveals his authentic remorse. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | September 13, 2015 Jonathan Lerner, author of Swords in the Hands of Children, … finish reading Allen Young :
BOOKS | Jonathan Lerner’s ‘Swords in the Hands of Children’

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Dave Zirin :
METRO | SPORT | Houston stadium grift comes home to roost as Harvey hits

Preacher Joel Osteen’s megachurch was once a hoops hallowed ground called The Summit. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | September 5, 2017 HOUSTON — Joel Osteen, the moneychanger who runs his own Houston temple, was the subject of … finish reading Dave Zirin :
METRO | SPORT | Houston stadium grift comes home to roost as Harvey hits

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James Retherford :
IMAGE | The New American Eagle

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