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Steve Russell : Will Rogers and the Jokes of Partisan Politics

Will Rogers. Image from Wikimedia Commons.The jokes of partisan politics:Will Rogers ‘chews to run’ ‘I’m not a member of any organized political party,’ he famously confessed, ‘I’m a Democrat.’ By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2012 … finish reading Steve Russell : Will Rogers and the Jokes of Partisan Politics

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BOOKS / C.E. McAuley : Jonah Raskin’s Bio of ‘Pedagogical Pilgrim’ James McGrath

Jonah Raskin’s biography of artist/teacher James McGrath was designed by Rag Blog art director James Retherford.Pedagogical pilgrim: Jonah Raskin’s new bio ofartist/teacher James McGrath Raskin’s new biography is no simple valentine from one teacher to another. It is an in-depth … finish reading BOOKS / C.E. McAuley : Jonah Raskin’s Bio of ‘Pedagogical Pilgrim’ James McGrath

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Tony Platt : California Dreamin’

The Bloody Island Massacre of 1850 at the north end of Clear Lake, Lake County, California. Art from Manataka American Indian Council.  California Dreamin’ California’s public history mostly erases its tragic past, turning profound injustices, such as the genocide of … finish reading Tony Platt : California Dreamin’

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Tony Platt : Justice for the Living Dead

A graduate student at an anthropology museum at Berkeley uses a craniometer to measure an ancient Indian skull. This collection alone contained more than 10,000 Indian skeletons. Photo from Life magazine, October 25, 1948. Image from The Buffalo Post.Death’s double … finish reading Tony Platt : Justice for the Living Dead

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Steve Russell : Traveling by Water

Mar Caribe: Traveling by water. Photo by Jefry Lagrange Reyes / Wikimedia Commons.Traveling by water “We pray in English so we understand each other; we pray in Indian so God understands us.” — Lakota elder By Steve Russell | The … finish reading Steve Russell : Traveling by Water

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Bobby Bridger on the Lasting Impact of Native American Culture

Singer/songwriter and author Bobby Bridger at the KOOP studios in Austin, March 9, 2012. Photo by Ken McKenzie-Grant / The Rag Blog.Rag Radio:Bobby Bridger discusses the lasting impactof Native American culture on our society By Rag Radio / The Rag … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Bobby Bridger on the Lasting Impact of Native American Culture

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Bob Feldman : Texas Under Mexican Rule

Texas colonizer Stephen F. Austin (with his father, Moses Austin, inset on right). Painting from the Fort Bend Museum / Wikimedia Commons. The hidden history of Texas Part 2: The 1821-1826 years under Mexican rule By Bob Feldman / The … finish reading Bob Feldman : Texas Under Mexican Rule

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Jonah Raskin : The Last Great California Hunter

Wild boar photographed on Cottontail Creek Road in the hills behind Cayucos, California. Photo from goingslo’s photostream / Flickr.Tooch Colombo: The last great California hunter By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 23, 2011 Tooch Colombo isn’t like … finish reading Jonah Raskin : The Last Great California Hunter

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Ray Reece : The Hard Landing of a Radical in Austin, 1967

Image from McMaster University Digital Collection.Desecration of the Violet Crown:The hard landing of a radical in Austin, 1967 By Ray Reece / The Rag Blog / January 4, 2011 A few months ago, editor Thorne Dreyer invited us Rag Blogsters … finish reading Ray Reece : The Hard Landing of a Radical in Austin, 1967

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Steve Russell : In Memory of Jay Spotted Elk

In memory of Jay Spotted Elk It became possible to prove that Jay Spotted Elk’s last night on earth was not unusual in the history of Sheridan County, Nebraska. By Steve Russell / The Rag Blog / August 9, 2010 … finish reading Steve Russell : In Memory of Jay Spotted Elk

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SPORT / Chief Wahoo : The Curse of Cleveland

Image from Newspaper RockMost racist logo in sports:Has Chief Wahoo again cursed Cleveland? By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / July 13, 2010 CLEVELAND — Another tomahawk has sailed into the hearts of Cleveland sports fans. Is it the … finish reading SPORT / Chief Wahoo : The Curse of Cleveland

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Steve Russell : Hate Speech Without Hate

Cartoon from NJ.com.The hypocritical heckle:Hate speech without hate What strikes me is that much of the hate speech directed towards Indians, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans and homosexuals is uttered by people who know better. By Steve Russell / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Steve Russell : Hate Speech Without Hate

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