Ronnie Dugger

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Ronnie Dugger is a Texas journalist.

Socialist views

In 1951, Bernard Rapoport borrowed $25,000 and founded the American Income Life Insurance Company, which marketed itself to labor unions and their members.

Ronnie Dugger, the founding editor of The Texas Observer, recalled visiting Mr. Rapoport in Waco in 1955 to discuss his buying advertising for his insurance company. Mr. Dugger opened their conversation, he said, by stating that since life insurance is based largely on actuarial tables, there was no need for commercial competition, and “it ought to be nationalized.”

Mr. Rapoport startled him by saying, “I agree with you.” He went on to buy ads for decades.[1]

911 "Truther"

Ronnie Dugger co-founder of Alliance for Democracy was one of 100 "prominent Americans" who signed an October 26 2004 statement circulated by calling on the U.S. Government to investigate 9/11 as a possible "inside job".[2]

...we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.


  1. [, NY Times, Bernard Rapoport, Deep-Pocketed Texas Liberal, Dies at 94, By JOHN SCHWARTZ Published: April 22, 2012
  2. 911 Truth statement