Tag Archives: Jonah Raskin

JONAH RASKIN :
OPINION | Top 11 criminals of 2020

In alphabetical order for your convenience. Compiled by Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog |November 26, 2020 If you don’t like this list, make up one of your own. There are plenty of criminals in high office and at the … Continue reading

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POLITICS | Eat the 2020 election

“Tell me what you eat and I shall tell you what you are.” — French writer, Jean Anthelme Brilliant-Savarin, 1825 By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | November 12, 2020 SONOMA COUNTY, California — Voters were definitely on edge … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Robert C. Cottrell :
BOOKS | In response to Jonah Raskin

The author replies to Raskin’s ‘Rag Blog’ review of ‘All-American Rebels.’ By Robert C. Cottrell | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2020 [The following is a response to Jonah Raskin’s August 18, 2020 Rag Blog review of Bob Cottrell’s … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
BOOKS | ‘All-American Rebels: The American Left from the Wobblies to Today’

There’s hardly an important rebel who isn’t mentioned in the pages of Cottrell’s book. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | August 18, 2020 SONOMA COUNTY, California — Robert C. Cottrell’s survey of radicalism in the U.S. in the … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
BOOKS | ‘A Life of Olson’ by Ed Sanders, cultural revolutionary

The book is a feast for the eyes, food for the mind, and balm for the soul. [Jonah Raskin will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, July 24, 2020, 2-3 p.m. (CT) on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin and … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
OPINION | Trump’s Fourth of July ‘remarks’

The demagogue sounds off. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | July 9, 2020 SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. — Donald Trump’s Fourth of July oration has been heralded in some quarters as a genuine expression of the highest ideals of … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
FILM | Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’: An anti-imperialist perspective

Come on, Spike. You can do better than this. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | July 2, 2020 SONOMA COUNTY, California — Spike Lee has made a name for himself over the past 35 years as the preeminent … Continue reading

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