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Danny Schechter : ‘March Madness’ in American Politics

Digital photomanipulation from deviantart.‘March Madness’ takes on new meaning:Peddling the irrational in American politics By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / March 9, 2011 Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold — William Butler Yeats The term class war … finish reading Danny Schechter : ‘March Madness’ in American Politics

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Worse or Worser? : Barrier Grief in Louisiana

An oil soaked brown pelican attempts to takes flight on Louisiana coast. Photo by Gerald Herbert / AP.Worse or worser?Gulf grief, contractors, and media mania By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / May 29, 2010 Shock and awe, misdirection, … finish reading Worse or Worser? : Barrier Grief in Louisiana

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Racial Profiling : What’s Up With the Mormons?

Image from Early Onset of Night.Mormons for racial profiling?Unsustainable contradictions in immigration law By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2010 What’s up with the Mormons? Orem, Utah legislator Stephen Eric Sandstrom last week pledged to follow … finish reading Racial Profiling : What’s Up With the Mormons?

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Rage Against the Machine : Diebold and the Massachusetts Election

Illustration by Doug Potter / The Austin Chronicle.Hacking the vote:Will Diebold steal the Senate? As Bay Staters vote to fill Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, most will be marking scantron ballots to be run through easily hackable electronic counters made by … finish reading Rage Against the Machine : Diebold and the Massachusetts Election

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Got Fascism? : Obama Advisor Promotes ‘Cognitive Infiltration’

Presidential advisor and long-time Obama buddy Cass Sunstein.Your government appointees at work:Cass Sunstein seeks ‘cognitive’ provocateurs By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / January 11, 2010 Cass Sunstein is President Obama’s Harvard Law School friend, and recently appointed Administrator … finish reading Got Fascism? : Obama Advisor Promotes ‘Cognitive Infiltration’

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Apocalypse 2010 : Meltdown Under the American Bubble

Planet Earth was coming apart at the seams.Remembering 2010 (if we must):Mass amnesia, the Rapture,and the Palin-Bachmann nuptials By John Ross / The Rag Blog / January 4, 2010 MEXICO CITY — Book-ended by mass amnesia under the American bubble, … finish reading Apocalypse 2010 : Meltdown Under the American Bubble

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Health Care Reform : Our Christmas Eve Present

Congress’ health care reformPromises huge returns for all ‘Their principal job is to reinforce the great ideas of yesterday while suppressing the great ideas of tomorrow.’ — Deepak Chopra on skeptics. By Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / December … finish reading Health Care Reform : Our Christmas Eve Present

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Glenn W. Smith : Coyote Nation

Our wily neighbor. Photo by Scott Stewart / AP. You know why coyotes do so well? Because they are not ideologues. By Glenn W. Smith / The Rag Blog / September 21, 2009 Coyotes have come to the city. I … finish reading Glenn W. Smith : Coyote Nation

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The Tea Party Parade: Shouting at Phantoms

Mark Williams speaking during a Tea Party Express rally at the Cape Buffalo Grille in Dallas, Texas, on Sept, 4, before heading to Washington, D.C. Photo: Matt Nager.Working Class ZeroBy Timothy Egan / September 16, 2009 The first nine years … finish reading The Tea Party Parade: Shouting at Phantoms

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The Bankruptcy of Economic ‘Theory’ Based on the Celebration of Greed

Just the Facts: Taxes, Debts, and National Prosperity By Sid Eschenbach / The Rag Blog / August 3, 2009 For the past 30 years, conservative Republicans have been able to dominate the economic policy debate by controlling the framework of … finish reading The Bankruptcy of Economic ‘Theory’ Based on the Celebration of Greed

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And Sunglasses Don’t Help

Senator Larry Craig of Idaho and his wife, Suzanne. Photo: Troy Maben/Associated Press.Rules of the WrongedBy Maureen Dowd / June 30, 2009 Stay focused, ladies. Here is The Practical Guide to Help Spurned Political Wives Survive Old Problems in the … finish reading And Sunglasses Don’t Help

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There Is More Than One Way to Interpret Ahmadinejad

On Ahmadinejad and Progressive MyopiaBy Nima Shirazi / The Rag Blog / April 29, 2009 Please see links to previous Rag Blog posts on this subject, Below. Whenever Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes a public appearance, the airwaves, papers, and … finish reading There Is More Than One Way to Interpret Ahmadinejad

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