27 Jul 2008

Waiting for a Train: Progressives and Country Music

There are important values and a profound combination of hope, community spirt, and wariness of authority in country music. Progressives should start singing and dancing to the tune.

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24 Jul 2008

Feds Set Up South Texas for Katrina 2.0

As Hurricane Dolly drew a bead on the South Texas coast and the mouth of the Rio Grande, workers began building a new section of the controversial U.S.-Mexico border Wall atop levees the government had already declared unsafe. The levees have been decertified, and if a hurricane of keen aim and sufficient strength hits, South Texans can expect the same treatment New Orleans citizens suffered.

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20 Jul 2008

Bush as Empty Cargo Shorts: How Perfect Is That

It’s sad to report how George W. Bush captivated a cool town like Austin. Novelist Sarah Bird makes us laugh about it. We attempt here to draw a lesson: politics is social, and progressives need to get hip.

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13 Jul 2008

Is Friendship Passe in Politics?

Democracy and friendship arise from the same ethical root: responsibility for one another.

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