Tag Archives: Lamar W. Hankins

Lamar W. Hankins :
WAR | My military ambivalence

I thought it was wrong to fight in the Vietnam War, and there has not been one since that I found compelling. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | April 22, 2021 Ambivalence is the most accurate word … Continue reading

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RED SCARE | The Communists are everywhere: Reflections from childhood

I don’t recall ever discussing the incoming Communist hordes with my parents. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 11, 2021 SAN MARCOS — When I was about 10 years old in the mid-1950s, I had a … Continue reading

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JUSTICE | Saudi murder and American murder: An
ethical equivalence

While Khashoggi may have had no legal rights under Saudi law, Anwar al-Aulaki was a U.S. citizen and entitled to due process. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 4, 2021 SAN MARCOS — I am as … Continue reading

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REPORT | In search of the final freedom

For the last 30 years, the idea of a right to die has been widely debated in the U.S. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2020 SAN MARCOS, Texas — In 1993, John Brand, John … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS |The crime of dark skin

There is little justice in the ‘criminal legal system’ for black people. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 18, 2020 SAN MARCOS, TX — I lived in Vidor, Texas, until I was four years old, with … Continue reading

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Reflections on patriotism, July 4, 1776 to July 4, 2019

Only by helping create the change that makes liberty and equality possible can I feel patriotic. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 26, 2019 “A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, … Continue reading

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The patriotism platitude

This July 4th we should be conscious of the ‘patriotic’ words used to evoke cheap emotion. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | July 3, 2018 If any word in the English language has ceased to serve a … Continue reading

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RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Lamar W. Hankins & Alan Pogue; Christopher Brown & Roddey Reid; Thorne Dreyer & Glenn Smith; Carl Davidson; Alice Embree, Kim Varela-Broxson & Lindsay Rodriguez; Roaul Hernandez; Steve Russell; and Philip Russell

Our guests include authors & activists, political analysts, a music critic and a leftist icon; we talk about guns and feminism; and we bid Mexico’s president bye-bye. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2018 The … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Arguing about the Second Amendment
is a waste of time

Reasonable gun regulation is completely compatible with the Supreme Court’s understanding of the Second Amendment. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | April 5, 2018 Lamar W. Hankins and Alan Pogue are Thorne Dreyer‘s guests on the syndicated … Continue reading

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1968: A personal retrospective 50 years later

It both challenged and strengthened my desire to make this a better world, and it caused me to wonder if a better world was even possible. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 31, 2018 There was … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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