Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

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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Steve Rossignol :
How close are we to doomsday?

Some models predict a global firestorm apocalyptic-level event. By Steve Rossignol | The Rag Blog | August 29, 2017 Well, we appear to have survived the historic solar eclipse. And it also appears that the potential nuclear crisis with North … finish reading Steve Rossignol :
How close are we to doomsday?

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Lamar W. Hankins :
METRO | Harris County juvenile justice system: A case in point

This is a tale of dysfunction, mendacity, and corruption. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 29, 2017 I graduated from law school over 41 years ago and am now retired. I’ve known of many disreputable, if … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
METRO | Harris County juvenile justice system: A case in point

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