Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

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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Allen Young :
ENVIRONMENT | Appreciating nature as a political act

By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | December 14, 2020 ATHOL, Massachusetts — Do you consider yourself an environmentalist? Dictionary.com has this definition: “A person who is concerned with or advocates the protection of the environment.” That definition suits … Continue reading

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Treason special

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JONAH RASKIN :
OPINION | Top 12 heroes of 2020

In alphabetical order for your convenience. Compiled by Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog |December 9, 2020 [Also see Jonah Raskin’s “Top 11 criminals of 2020” on The Rag Blog.] 2020 has been the year of the collective, often unheralded, … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
MIXED MEDIA | The not so funny comics of indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | December 5, 2020 The Great Pen Caper: In 2013 Ken Paxton picked up a $1,000 Montblanc pen from a Collin County metal detector tray. Fifteen months later, after being identified by a … Continue reading

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Carl Davidson and Bill Fletcher, Jr. :
ANALYSIS | Post-election reckoning: New hypotheses for the road ahead

By Carl Davidson and Bill Fletcher, Jr. | The Rag Blog |December 1, 2020 Carl Davidson and Bill Fletcher, Jr. are Thorne Dreyer‘s guests on Rag Radio, KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin and streamed at KOOP.org, Friday, December 4, 2-3 p.m. … Continue reading

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