Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

JONAH RASKIN :
FILM | See the movie on the 8: Vote and protest

I wish the movie had been more historically accurate. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2020 I would feel a whole lot better about Aaron Sorkin’s movie if he had titled it The Trial of the … Continue reading

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Covid Man

Previous installments are archived at http://www.joshbrownnyc.com/ldw.htm

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Alice Embree :
HISTORY | The original blueprint was white men.

The racist and sexist roots of the Electoral College. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | October 1, 2020 AUSTIN — Perhaps it is obvious, but it bears repeating. The Founding Fathers were men. They envisioned a democracy run … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
HISTORY | ‘Up Against the Wall’

Peter Laufer has observed and written about borders and walls all around the world. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | October 1, 2020 [Up Against the Wall: The Case for Opening the Mexican-American Border by Peter Laufer, PhD; … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
PROTEST | Writers against Trump

Texans rally during memorable 90-minute webinar. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 24, 2020 SONOMA COUNTY, California — “Texas can be California,” author Laura Moser said during a 90-minute Zoom Webinar hosted by Writers Against Trump, a … Continue reading

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Horses’ asses of the Apocalypse

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STEVE ROSSIGNOL :
HISTORY | A feud most foul

Socialists versus the Klan in South Texas. By Steve Rossignol | The Rag Blog | September 23, 2020 The political atmosphere in Texas after World War I was markedly different. The several years of patriotic fervor that had stemmed from … Continue reading

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María Limón :
HISTORY | 1983: The KKK marches in Austin

Police brutalized protesters, then and now. By María Limón | The Rag Blog | September 23, 2020 This article was first posted at La Voz de Esperanza and was cross-posted to The Rag Blog by the author. AUSTIN — A … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
FEATURE | A peek into the legalized cannabis business
in Massachusetts

I toured facilities related to this multi-million dollar industry. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2020 ATHOL, Massachusetts — “It’s legal now! Finally!” That’s what people in many parts of the United States, as well as … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
ACTIVISM | Thank you, Kenosha: A cry for civil disobedience

We weren’t in a revolutionary moment in 1969 and we aren’t in a revolutionary moment now. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 8, 2020 Watching the TV news from Kenosha has given me the opportunity to look … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
LABOR DAY | Labor rights are human rights

Anti-worker politics violate the fundamental principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 7, 2020 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — The massive atrocities of World War II led nations to commit themselves … Continue reading

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C.E. McAULEY :
BOOKS | Jonah Raskin’s ‘Dark Past, Dark Future’ reflects cruel reality

This novel demonstrates that readers are in the able hands of a noir master. By C.E. McAuley | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2020 In Jonah Raskin’s new murder mystery Dark Past, Dark Future (2020, McCaa Books) Detective Tioga … Continue reading

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