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Sad to See Molly Go

Molly Ivins, queen of liberal commentary, dies: Austin resident battled breast cancerBy W. Gardner SelbyAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFFWednesday, January 31, 2007 Molly Ivins, the acerbic Texas writer who shed her family’s conservative roots to become one of the nation’s best-known, treasured (sometimes … Continue reading

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Alice Embree : Women are ‘Seeing Red’ in Texas

“Seeing Red” organizer Marcia Ball, center, with Emily Haas, left, and novelist Sarah Bird at the Texas State Capitol. Photo by Susan Crews Bailey / Facebook. ‘Seeing Red’: The Texas Taliban’s war on women By Alice Embree | The Rag … Continue reading

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The Texas Observer : Molly Ivins, Barack Obama, and Dishing the Null Set

Unveiling the new look: Page one of the January 8, 2010 Texas Observer. The legendary crusading Texas biweekly The Texas Observer is still in there fighting after all these (56) years — and they have a cool new look. Observer … Continue reading

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Molly Ivins Lives : At Texas State University

Molly Ivins’ library finds a home on Texas State’s shelvesBy Megan Celli AUSTIN — The personal library of legendary Texas journalist Molly Ivins has been opened to the public at Texas State University in San Marcos. The collection of more … Continue reading

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The Rag book

“A raucous, absorbing excursion back to the 1960s and ’70s.” — Kirkus Reviews Making Austin weird! Celebrating The Rag: Austin’s Iconic Underground Newspaper tells the remarkable story of the legendary underground newspaper that sparked a political and cultural revolution and … Continue reading

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Mike Davis :
A week in the death of Alfred Olongo: This
is a journal

In El Cajon, long histories of racial and anti-immigrant violence have fused together in a matrix of fanatical Christian conservatism. By Mike Davis | The Rag Blog | October 25, 2015 (Wednesday, September 28) Alfred Olongo, a 38-year-old Ugandan refugee … Continue reading

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Bob Simmons :
Elevators Reunion: (I Done Got) Levitation
at Psych Fest 2015

Like Icarus, the 13th Floor Elevators, a band that should have a special alcove in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, flew too close to the sun. Text and photos by Bob Simmons | The Rag Blog | May … Continue reading

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METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

Texas is not alone in its willingness to restrict its upscale education to a ‘possessive investment in whiteness.’ By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — The Texas legislature seems determined to govern … Continue reading

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Jim Simons :
The 50-year lawyer: Defying the systems of power

I knew that what I would write would never be published by the ‘Bar Journal.’ So I happily write it for ‘The Rag Blog.’ Here I stand, though the road was not exactly what I expected. By Jim Simons | … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman: ‘Are You Being Served?’ Was Hit Sitcom in Britain and Around the World

  Waldman’s film and TV treasures you may have missed: It — and sequel ‘Grace and Favour’ — aired 81 classic episodes, which repeated and repeated on many PBS stations. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 18, … Continue reading

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Jim Simons : Sargent Shriver and the Forgotten War Against Poverty

Sargent Shriver. Photo from Time/Life. Sargent Shriver, warrior against poverty (1915-2011) R. Sargent Shriver, the exuberant public servant and Kennedy in-law whose career included directing the Peace Corps, fighting the War on Poverty, ambassador to France and, less successfully, running … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin : Outsiders in El Norte

Undocumented Mexican immigrant awaits deportation. Photo by Los Angeles Times / Calisphere. This is an except from my new, forthcoming book about farmers, farm workers, the environment, food for the Rag Blog. — Jonah. Field Days:Outsiders in El Norte By … Continue reading

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