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Lamar W. Hankins :
Republicans’ rejection of the Constitution is a disservice to America

They have been distorting the history of the Supreme Court nomination process to justify their political desires. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 27, 2016 The Supreme Court nomination process is being fought out between Republicans … Continue reading

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Dan and Christy Foster :
METRO | The unforgettable voice of John Clay

John Clay, whose unique musical vision reflected a vicious honesty tempered only by his darkly innocent sense of humor, is dead at 74. By Dan and Christy Foster | The Rag Blog | January 14, 2015 AUSTIN — Austin lost its most … Continue reading

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Anti-Gun Violence Activists John Woods & Claire Wilson James

Claire Wilson James and John Woods at the KOOP studios in Austin, Texas, April 5, 2013. Photo by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast:Anti-gun violence activistsJohn Woods and Claire Wilson James John’s girlfriend was killed at Virginia … Continue reading

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MUSIC / John Wilson : Houston Folk Legend Don Sanders is ‘Heavy Word User’

Singer-songwriter and storyteller: Don Sanders is still a ‘Heavy Word User’ By John Wilson / The Rag Blog / September 14, 2011 Houston folk legend and children’s entertainer Don Sanders will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, Sept. … Continue reading

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Robert S. Becker : The Environmental Rabble-Rousing of Diane Wilson

Environmental activist Diane Wilson in a still from the PBS documentary, Texas Gold.Eco-Outlaw Diane Wilson:The environmental rabble-rousing of an unreasonable woman By Robert S. Becker / OpEd News / June 21, 2011 Environmental activist and author Diane Wilson will be … Continue reading

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SPORT / John Ross : Torture and the National Pastime

New national pastime:Torture and the San Francisco Giants By John Ross / The Rag Blog / October 9, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO — The return of liver cancer has afforded me an unexpected opportunity to contemplate the National Pastime. As I … Continue reading

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BOOKS / 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die

When John W. Wilson wrote about music and film for the Houston Chronicle back in the early 70s he’d slip articles to us at Space City! under a pseudonym. Space City! was an underground newspaper that wrote about things in … Continue reading

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Friends of New Journalism

FRIENDS Anonymous Shelley Allison Roger Baker Ryan Bernard Sherwood Bishop Joan Brochstein Paul Buhle Brady Coleman Cecilla Colomé Robert C. Cottrell Richard Croxdale Mike Davis Donna DeCesare Mercedes de Uriarte Claire deYoung Bernardine Dohrn & Bill Ayers Thorne Webb Dreyer … Continue reading

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Michael Simmons :
Paul Krassner: Nun smooching in America

Krassner chronicled his satirical pranks in his self-published magazine, The Realist. By Michael Simmons | The Rag Blog | August 14, 2019 REMEMBERING PAUL KRASSNER Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s August 9 Rag Radio interview with Michael Simmons, Jonah Raskin, and … Continue reading

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Steve Russell :
The 800 pound gorilla of 2020

All of my life, I now think I underestimated racism. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | August 5, 2019 Nobody chooses their ethnicity was what I thought as a child from the very first time I was ridiculed … Continue reading

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Steve Rossignol :
‘Operative 100’: The snitch who maimed Texas socialism

It was a conscious effort initialized and orchestrated by corporate interests. By Steve Rossignol | The Rag Blog | July 3, 2019 It is no secret that throughout American history the labor movement has been infiltrated by government and corporations. … Continue reading

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