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The Fort Hood 43

The Fort Hood 43

Early in 1968 Josh Gould and friends opened a coffeehouse in Killeen, Texas, offering a respite from the Army to GIs stationed at nearby Fort Hood. Dissent within the ranks…

One Flew Over Harvard Med School

One Flew Over Harvard Med School

The internet cannot convey how big the New York Times played the story headlined "Beneficiary of Electroshock Therapy Emerges as its Leading Evangelist" in the January 1 print edition. The…

The Local Angle

The Local Angle

Craig Anderson was a "patriotic deserter" from the US Navy in 1967. As recounted sympathetically by John Glionna in the New York Times December 22: He and three other Navy…

A Note From The Emerald Cup

MaryLynn Mathre chaired a panel on “Medical Access for Veterans”  at the Emerald Cup in Santa Rosa on Sunday.  MLM was a lieutenant in the Navy Nurse Corps during the…

The Sword of Damocles

The term "sword of Damocles hanging over..." evokes a threat to whoever is underneath. In the original myth, Damocles was a nobleman in the court of Dionysius, tyrant of Syracuse.…

Warren Hinckle, Flamboyant Publisher

I first met him in 1966 or early '67. I'd had a freelance assignment from Ramparts salvaging a story about a murderous Croatian fascist living happily ever after in Southern…

Madness, Murder, ‘Marijuana’

In Sagamihara, Japan last week, a 26-year-old man stabbed 19 disabled people to death —the worst mass killing in the nation's postwar history. The media focused on why Stoshi Uematsu,…

The Neighbor’s Lawn Sign

The Neighbor’s Lawn Sign

Now it's time to make up your mind / the primary's over, so's your lawn sign / You were feeling the Bern / Now you know it's her turn— / put up a sign for Jill Stein…

Chicago ‘68

In the spring of ’68 I’d been hired as an editor at Ramparts magazine. The office was on Broadway off Sansome Street in San Francisco. One day in early summer…

Namedrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head*

Mischievous Hendrik Hertzberg emailed, “Have you seen my friend Clara Bingham’s oral history of 1969-70? Jane Fonda talks about you in it. Curious about your reaction.” It was too bad,…

MJ Saves Medicare Money

Researchers at the University of Georgia have published a study in the July issue of Health Affairs showing that Medicare's prescription drug benefit program saves money in states that have legalized…

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