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Songs of the Bad War

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U.S. Army 2nd Division soldiers in combat against German forces during World War One. (National Archvies/Handout via Reuters) ‘The killing and dying, it was all done in vain. Oh Willie McBride, it all happened again.’

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A s the Iraq War was going sour in 2007, I interviewed the acerbic and authoritative rock critic, Robert Christgau. I was seeking comment on what seemed like a dearth of present anti-war music compared with the past. Without exactly telling me I was an idiot kid gulled by Boomer propaganda, he corrected me. There was hardly any anti-war music in the 1960s, he said. Movies had projected the few major anti-war songs such as “Fortunate Son” backward by a few years in our collective memory. Just look at the charts; some of the California sound was coming in. But Frank

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Executive Agency Defies Legislature, Creates ‘Equity’ Office

The Texas Department of State Health Services is using close to $45 million to create the Office of Health Equity Policy and Performance. Purportedly,...

Autopsy Report: Long-Term Care Visitation Rights

Despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s March announcement that he was “opening Texas 100 percent,” Mary Nichols of Texas Caregivers for Compromise says Texas isn’t fully...

Fort Worth Citizens Rally Against Critical Race Theory

On Tuesday, an enthusiastic group of parents, students, and concerned citizens held a patriotic and inclusive rally at the Fireman’s Memorial in Fort Worth...

Edinburg Mayor, City Council Support Outlawing Abortions

Amid growing buzz over changing politics in the Rio Grande Valley, a South Texas mayor and city council expressed unanimous support for declaring Edinburg...

Abbott’s Signals on What Could Be on a Special Session Agenda

On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that a special legislative session would take place starting July 8. However, he stopped short of announcing...

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