Tag Archives: Rag Bloggers

Steve Russell :
Is gun violence our manifest destiny?

The last war on U.S. soil ended in 1848, unless you count the NRA v. common sense. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | December 11, 2017 Steve Russell wrote the following article for The Rag Blog as a … finish reading Steve Russell :
Is gun violence our manifest destiny?

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Flashpoint’ is an engaging Toronto SWAT-type thriller

CBS aired 75 edge-of-your-seat episodes of this emotional, well-written Canadian series. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | December 9, 2017 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series that readers … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Flashpoint’ is an engaging Toronto SWAT-type thriller

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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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Jay D. Jurie :
Workers’ demonstrations at Magic Kingdom just opening salvo

Jay Jurie reports from the front lines of the labor movement. By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog | November 15, 2017 ORLANDO, Florida — While representing over a third of workers in the middle of the 20th Century, … finish reading Jay D. Jurie :
Workers’ demonstrations at Magic Kingdom just opening salvo

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Rev. Bob Breihan (1925-2017) was a courageous fighter for social justice

He opened the Methodist Student Center to an alternative view of the world during a period of tremendous upheaval. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | November 13, 2017 Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s hour-long Nov. 29, 2013 Rag Radio … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO | Rev. Bob Breihan (1925-2017) was a courageous fighter for social justice

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Glenn W. Smith :
SPORT | World Series moment: A national anthem in mime

The Yuli Gurriel-Yu Darvish story made this World Series even more glorious. By Glenn W. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 7, 2017 There was an inspiring American moment in the first inning of the seventh game of the … finish reading Glenn W. Smith :
SPORT | World Series moment: A national anthem in mime

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Steve Rossignol :
METRO | ‘Dam’ scary: The ghosts of LCRA

According to reliable if shady sources, Austin’s Depression-era dams are haunted as hell. By Steve Rossignol | The Rag Blog | October 31, 2017 AUSTIN — There is a grand history to Austin’s lakes which traces back to the late … finish reading Steve Rossignol :
METRO | ‘Dam’ scary: The ghosts of LCRA

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Katya Sabaroff Taylor: ‘Prison Wisdom: Writing with Inmates’

This jam-packed volume features several hundred poems, stories, sketches, and drawings by prisoners. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | October 23, 2017 In April 1968, shortly before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nina Sabaroff, a … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Katya Sabaroff Taylor: ‘Prison Wisdom: Writing with Inmates’

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Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America’

Rick Wartzman reviews the socioeconomic history of the U.S. since World War II with empathy for the employee class. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | October 18, 2017 [The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America’

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Steve Russell :
Truth in an age of post-factual politics

Since the arrival of The Donald, U.S. politics is a fact-free zone. The truth simply no longer matters. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | October 16, 2017 Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) was not happy being questioned by a … finish reading Steve Russell :
Truth in an age of post-factual politics

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Murray Polner :
The Vietnam War: An American crime

Vietnam was ‘the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.’ By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 12, 2017 Our government has no right to send American boys to their death in any battlefield in … finish reading Murray Polner :
The Vietnam War: An American crime

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Lamar W. Hankins :
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 … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Nineteen fifty-four: A fable

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