Category Archives: RagBlog

JONAH RASKIN :
BOOK REVIEW | ‘Exploring Space City!’: A dazzling
authoritative book

The volume is a labor of love that honors Houston’s historicunderground newspaper. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | November 21, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO — Comedian Robin Williams would say, famously, “If you remember the 1960s you really weren’t … Continue reading

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THORNE DREYER :
BOOKS | Exploring Space City! is on the way!

“This lovingly crafted compilation captures the spirit of the New Left and the counterculture.” — Historian Robert Cottrell By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | November 18, 2021 Our much-awaited book, Exploring Space City!: Houston’s Historic Underground Newspaper — … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
EDUCATION | Rethinking the university in an age of
educational crisis

Looking back and moving forward. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | November 11, 2021 Harry Targ will join Thorne Dreyer to discuss issues raised in this article on Rag Radio, Friday, November 12, 2-3 p.m. (CT) on KOOP … Continue reading

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Philip L. Russell :
AMLO at midterm

Mexico’s president receives mixed grades. By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | October 28, 2021 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s Rag Radio interview with Philip Russell about the issues discussed in this article, Friday, Oct. 28, 2021, 2-3 p.m. … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
IN MEMORIAM | Recent passages: JoAnn Mulert, Pat Cramer,
Gregg Barrios, and Steve Russell

Sometimes they happen in quick succession. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 30, 2021 Sometimes the passages happen in such quick succession. This has been a summer of such passages with four friends and colleagues who were … Continue reading

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JOSHUA BROWN :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Deep in the heart…

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POLITICAL CARTOON | Deep in the heart…

MIKE GIGLIO :
POLITICAL OPINION | Blowback: The forever wars are
coming home

I see a desire for violence as catharsis in many protesters on the Left and Right today. By Mike Giglio | The Rag Blog | Sept. 16, 2021 This article was first published by The Intercept on September 9, 2021, … Continue reading

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MARIANN G. WIZARD :
BOOKS | ‘Life Is a Butt Dial: Tales from a Life Among
the Tragically Hip’

It’s A greezy, slippery slope to fun! By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | September 11, 2021 When it’s the Dog Days and the second summer of Covid and the headlines are ugly and even Cousin Junebug has … Continue reading

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SHARON SHELTON :
BOOKS | Alice Embree’s ‘Voice Lessons’

This important book tells the story of Alice Embree’s struggle to be heard at a time when women were especially marginalized. By Sharon Shelton | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2021          Voice Lessons by Alice Embree (Briscoe Center for … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins :
PUBLIC HEALTH | Gov. Abbott’s pandemic failure

It is not a personal health decision when the failure to protect oneself endangers the lives of everyone. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2021 Like many Americans, I have been pondering how we could … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
FOREIGN POLICY | The elephant in the room

United States global hegemony is coming to an end. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2021 [This article was adapted by the author from a 2017 post that appeared in The Rag Blog.] An empire in … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
THE VOTE | Free the vote and the governor’s hostages

Rev. William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign led a four-day march from Georgetown. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 4, 2021 The Austin American-Statesman headlined their story on July 1: “Republicans counter Willie Nelson, Beto O’Rourke … Continue reading

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