Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

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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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Deep Water’ is a gripping four-part Aussie police drama

Yael Stone is excellent as a police detective cracking a string of 80 brutal gay killings. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | August 27, 2017 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Deep Water’ is a gripping four-part Aussie police drama

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Mariann Wizard :
METRO | The fan-shaped destiny of R. Paul Pipkin (1946-2017)

Paul was my sounding board, devil’s advocate, ‘camerado,’ goad, fount of naughty ideas, and sympathetic ear. By Mariann Wizard | The Rag Blog | August 23, 2017 SAN IGNACIO, Cavo, Belize — There was a notorious news photo from a … finish reading Mariann Wizard :
METRO | The fan-shaped destiny of R. Paul Pipkin (1946-2017)

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David McReynolds :
Afghanistan: Trump was right the first time

During the campaign he pledged to get out. Now the killing will continue. By David McReynolds | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2017 I’ve just finished listening to Trump’s speech on Afghanistan. While generally I have been hostile to … finish reading David McReynolds :
Afghanistan: Trump was right the first time

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David P. Hamilton :
To Russia with love

Russia consistently reaches out to the U.S. for improved relations, and the U.S. consistently rejects those gestures. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2017 In his recent opinion piece in Bloomberg, a publication dedicated to … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
To Russia with love

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Marilyn Katz :
Read the small print…

Nearly 200 members of Congress could’ve signed on to a bill criminalizing free speech and legitimizing Israel’s occupation of Palestine. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | July 27, 2017 Democratic legislators have been busy lately fighting efforts by … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Read the small print…

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Steve Early :
BOOKS | Nick Licata’s ‘Becoming a Citizen Activist’ a guidebook for progressive politics

Former Seattle City Councilor’s book offers pointers for taking Bernie Sanders’ revolution to the local level. By Steve Early | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2017 Reviewer Steve Early and author Nick Licata will talk about “Rebel Cities in … finish reading Steve Early :
BOOKS | Nick Licata’s ‘Becoming a Citizen Activist’ a guidebook for progressive politics

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with the late left-wing journalist Jack A. Smith, photojournalist David Bacon, and gay movement leaders Ray Hill & Suzy Shelor

Smith edited the influential Guardian (U.S.) in the ’60s-’80s; Bacon authored ‘In the Fields of the North’; Hill is a pioneer of the gay movement and Shelor heads Queer Rights ATX. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with the late left-wing journalist Jack A. Smith, photojournalist David Bacon, and gay movement leaders Ray Hill & Suzy Shelor

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Larry Piltz :
VERSE | TRUE HOMELAND

TRUE HOMELAND Why is this sweet world we live in so torn between chaos and Zen with extremes at either end like enemies and lifelong friends starvation and stock dividends a young child’s death yet love transcends are we really … finish reading Larry Piltz :
VERSE | TRUE HOMELAND

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘800 Words’ is a fun Aussie-Kiwi comedy-drama

The top-watched series features enjoyable characters & situations with an Aussie family trying to fit in to a New Zealand town. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | July 24, 2017 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘800 Words’ is a fun Aussie-Kiwi comedy-drama

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David P. Hamilton :
NATO: An obituary

Who will follow the capitalist class clown car into future military adventures to protect the profits of fossil energy tycoons? By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | July 23, 2017 PARIS — NATO died recently. Over the past … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
NATO: An obituary

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