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Steve Russell :
Donald Trump and the great
transgender menace

This president picks on the least powerful because all that matters for him is winning. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | November 15, 2017 Why attack the powerless, beyond the exhilaration of winning? I don’t even get the … finish reading Steve Russell :
Donald Trump and the great
transgender menace

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | We talk politics, community, and resistance; discuss some important new books; enjoy some great live music… and much more!

Our guests are Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn; Rev. Jim Rigby & Glenn Smith; Corey Dolgon; Julia Mickenberg; Scott Braddock; Jonathan Tilove; Roy Casagranda; Powell St. John & Charlie Prichard; Gordon Lafer; Eddie Wilson & Jesse Sublett; Eliza Gilkyson; Bob … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | We talk politics, community, and resistance; discuss some important new books; enjoy some great live music… and much more!

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Alan Waldman :
FILM | The 30 films I enjoyed most in 2016

Plus 73 TV series and 31 standup comics. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 13, 2017 I guess 2016 was a pretty good year entertainment-wise although it was a wretched year otherwise, as Russian hackers, Breitbart liars, … finish reading Alan Waldman :
FILM | The 30 films I enjoyed most in 2016

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Roger Baker :
METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

I compare TxDOT to a drunk who has run up a big bar tab and, knowing that he can’t pay, orders another round and prays for a miracle. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 16, 2016 “…income … finish reading Roger Baker :
METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

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Alice Embree :
Accessing history in the digital age

Three hundred issues of The Rag are now available in a digital format. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | May 8, 2016 Those of us who came of age in the ’60s remember library research as a visit … finish reading Alice Embree :
Accessing history in the digital age

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Jeff Shero Nightbyrd :
METRO | Deep in the heart of Texas: The guns
of August

Mass shootings of the innocent are commonplace now. But Charles Whitman, the Texas Tower sniper, shocked the nation’s psyche. By Jeff Shero Nightbyrd | The Rag Blog | March 29, 2016 With introduction by Thorne Dreyer On August 1, 1966, … finish reading Jeff Shero Nightbyrd :
METRO | Deep in the heart of Texas: The guns
of August

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Alan Waldman :
FILM | The 20 best films I saw in 2015

Alan’s eclectic picks range from Academy Award nominees ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Trumbo’ to biopics about Nina Simone and comic Barry Crimmins. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | January 21, 2016 For the first time in many years, more than … finish reading Alan Waldman :
FILM | The 20 best films I saw in 2015

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Jay D. Jurie :
Community between the anvil and the hammer

Police violence against African-American communities continues to be a commonplace feature of national life and must be seriously addressed. By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog | July 7, 2015 The Black Panthers: Early proponents of Black Lives Matter … finish reading Jay D. Jurie :
Community between the anvil and the hammer

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Harry Targ :
Contradictions in this political moment

It’s unclear what the contradiction between reaction and resistance will bring in the months ahead. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2014   On contradictions Political philosophers influenced by the writings of Marx and Engels emphasize … finish reading Harry Targ :
Contradictions in this political moment

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METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Houston-raised actress Cindy Pickett was Ferris
Bueller’s mom

The daughter of Houston acting teacher Cecil Pickett, Cindy starred in ‘Guiding Light,’ ‘St. Elsewhere,’ and Roger Vadim’s erotic thriller, ‘Night Games.’ Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | November 4, 2014 Our Rag Radio podcast features actress … finish reading METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Houston-raised actress Cindy Pickett was Ferris
Bueller’s mom

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Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte :
Ferguson: Living through the replay

We seem repeatedly surprised by the anger generated by educational inequity, vanished jobs, income disparities, lost affordable housing, and racial and ethnic profiling. By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 Like many other Americans, … finish reading Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte :
Ferguson: Living through the replay

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Alan Waldman :
‘Luther’ is a dark, powerful English thriller series featuring a star turn by Idris Elba

This haunted detective, aided by a deranged former murderess, takes on the most treacherous London criminals. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 27, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Luther’ is a dark, powerful English thriller series featuring a star turn by Idris Elba

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