Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

ALLEN YOUNG :
ANALYSIS | Varied evolutionary pathways of 1960s activists

People active in the New Left and the anti-war movement evolved after the 1960s in many ways. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | February 25, 2021 ROYALSTON, Mass. — The recent death of 1960s anti-war and New Left … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
OBITUARY | Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021)

He was an insurgent poet, feisty publisher, lover of the written and spoken word. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 23, 2021 SONOMA COUNTY, Calif — He was a poet, a painter, a publisher, and a bookstore … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
POLITICAL CRIME | Ken Paxton and the Three ‘Enemigos’

Charting the flagrant abuse of power by Texas’ indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | February 13, 2021 AUSTIN — Indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is getting star billing in the crime genre, … Continue reading

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Larry Piltz :
VERSE | Bernie Sanders’ Victory Tour 2021

By Larry Piltz | The Rag Blog | February 11, 2021 It’s as if Bernie’s lifelong journey of devotion to betterment of all, and becoming over time a beloved benign dogged pursuer of equality and fairness, almost the coming to … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
OBITUARY | Rennie Davis (1940-2021): Not the boy next door

He was a man with a deep moral consciousness who followed the dictates of his heart and his head no matter where they took him. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 9, 2021 SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. — … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
FILM | ‘The War at Home’

A review of Glenn Silber’s and Barry Brown’s timeless documentary. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | January 27, 2021 SONOMA COUNTY, California — As Austinites and their friends and comrades all across Texas know, the coasts, east and … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
TRANSPORTATION | Is widening I-35 Austin’s biggest
boondoggle ever?

It costs too much and does too little. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | January 14, 2021 AUSTIN — I think I can make the case that widening I-35 through Central Austin is the biggest boondoggle ever, because … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
FILM | Watch this movie: Dorothy Dickie’s LNS

‘Under the Ground: The Story of Liberation News Service’ is definitely worth seeing. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | January 12, 2021 SONOMA COUNTY, California — Let’s cut to the chase. Under the Ground, the new 80-minute documentary … Continue reading

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THORNE DREYER :
FILM | Exciting documentary about Liberation News Service premieres January 11

‘Under the Ground: The Story of Liberation News Service’ includes interviews with Austin-based underground veterans. By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | January 9, 2021 NOTE: This article was updated at 10:20 a.m. (CT), January 12. We had originally … Continue reading

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Steve Russell :
POLITICAL HISTORY | Ranking Donald Trump
among the one and done

Donald John Trump had his papers graded and the voters failed him as decisively as he failed them. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 5, 2021 Those of us who consider history to be recreational reading started … Continue reading

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Steve Russell :
BOOKS | Martha Ture’s ‘Joe Walker’ should be a screenplay

Her prose is too visual to rest quietly on library shelves. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 3, 2021 [Joe Walker, by Martha Ture. (Lulu Press 2007); paperback; 370 pages; $23.95 on Amazon.com.] SUN CITY, Texas — … Continue reading

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | A Covid Christmas

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