A Reasoned Response

A Reasoned Response Author Pachydermous Bird
ISBN-10 1544614578
Release 2017-03-10
Pages 160
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REASONS TO VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE by Michael J. Knowles has been called -enlightening- and -stunning, - and is said to have a -profundity of insight.- With such a masterpiece of political thought before us, how can one possibly give the reasoned response it requires? This book makes that attempt.



Reasons to Vote for Democrats

Reasons to Vote for Democrats Author Michael J. Knowles
ISBN-10 1501180126
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 256
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The most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date, Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide is a political treatise sure to stand the test of time. A must-have addition to any political observer's coffee table. *** Lefty lawyers require that we state the book is mostly blank and contains precisely 1,235 words.



52 Reasons to Vote for Hillary

52 Reasons to Vote for Hillary Author Bernard Whitman
ISBN-10 9781632260727
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 176
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52 Reasons to Vote for Hillary is a comprehensive guide and re-introduction to Hillary Clinton’s career and life history to help voters understand why she is the best candidate to lead America forward into the 21st century. In her years as First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State, Hillary has championed the civil liberties and human rights of all Americans while demonstrating a willingness to use both diplomacy and military force on the world stage where and when required, earning her respect from world leaders and Democrats and Republicans alike. Written by Bernard Whitman and Dr. Brittany L. Stalsburg, this informative book illustrates Hillary’s vision for America, contrasts her stances with the Republicans, and provides the most important facts and ideas that drive Hillary’s candidacy to help the American people make an informed decision before casting their presidential vote.



Reasons to Vote for Republicans

Reasons to Vote for Republicans Author Char Daley
ISBN-10 1544288999
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 130
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No need to feel left out Democrats, with this book you too can have some fun teasing your friends and family! Perfect for leaving around the house or giving as a gift, this remarkably "analytical" book is sure to trick the reader into believing it's genuine until they open it up and see the empty pages inside! Enjoy a good chuckle with a fellow Democrat, or a groan from a Republican over this satirical novelty book! The back reads: "In an unapologetically forthright fashion, this book concisely expresses the author's opinion of every prominent reason to vote for Republicans. While many political monographs are overwhelming and often confusing, this book painlessly communicates the many complexities of politics. Armed with the knowledge contained within this book, any soon-to-be voter stuck on the fence will be sure to feel much more at ease come election day."



Reasons to Vote for Democrats a Comprehensive Guide

Reasons to Vote for Democrats a Comprehensive Guide Author
ISBN-10 154475759X
Release 2017-03-18
Pages 30
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The most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date, "Reasons To Vote For Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide" is a political treatise sure to stand the test of time.



The Democrats

The Democrats Author Lance Selfa
ISBN-10 9781608460496
Release 2008-04-01
Pages 260
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"The Democrats: A Critical History is worthy reading for anyone who is interested in social change."--MediaMouse.org The 2006 elections put the Democrats in the majority in both houses of Congress, yet those hoping for change have been deeply disappointed. Lance Selfa looks at the Democrats in a broad historical perspective, showing that today’s betrayals stem from the Democratic Party’s role as one of the two parties serving the interests of the US establishment, not of the broader public or its “base” of women, African Americans, trade union members, and working and poor people. Many other books on the Democrats have seen the party’s recent history as a departure from its storied past as the “party of the people.” Selfa’s book is one of the few written for a popular audience to challenge this myth and to put today’s crisis of the Democratic Party’s legitimacy in a historical perspective. As the 2008 presidential season heats up, there will be many books about individual candidates and their personalities. This book is for people who want to go beyond campaign puffery to look at the serious topics and questions at stake, with a vision that isn’t limited to the next election cycle. Lance Selfa is a researcher and author. An editor and contributor to International Socialist Review, he edited The Struggle for Palestine (Haymarket Books, 2002). He lives in Chicago.



The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing Author Andrew Klavan
ISBN-10 9780718017361
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 304
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Edgar Award-winner and internationally bestselling novelist tells of his improbable conversion from agnostic Jewish-intellectual to baptized Christian and of the books that led him there. “Had I stumbled on the hallelujah truth, or just gone mad—or, that is, had I gone mad again?” No one was more surprised than Andrew Klavan when, at the age of fifty, he found himself about to be baptized. Best known for his hard-boiled, white-knuckle thrillers and for the movies made from them—among them True Crime (directed by Clint Eastwood) and Don’t Say a Word (starring Michael Douglas)—Klavan was born in a suburban Jewish enclave outside New York City. He left the faith of his childhood behind to live most of his life as an agnostic in the secular, sophisticated atmosphere of New York, London, and Los Angeles. But his lifelong quest for truth—in his life and in his work—was leading him to a place he never expected. In The Great Good Thing, Klavan tells how his troubled childhood caused him to live inside the stories in his head and grow up to become an alienated young writer whose disconnection and rage devolved into depression and suicidal breakdown. But he also stumbled into a genuine romance, a passionate and committed marriage whose uncommon and enduring devotion convinced him of the reality of love. In those years, Klavan fought to ignore the insistent call of God, a call glimpsed in a childhood Christmas at the home of a beloved babysitter, in a transcendent moment at his daughter’s birth, and in a snippet of a baseball game broadcast that moved him from the brink of suicide. But more than anything, the call of God existed in stories—the stories Klavan loved to read and the stories he loved to write. The Great Good Thing is the dramatic, soul-searching story of a man born into an age of disbelief who had to abandon everything he thought he knew in order to find his way to the truth.



What s the Matter with Kansas

What s the Matter with Kansas Author Thomas Frank
ISBN-10 1429900326
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 320
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One of "our most insightful social observers"* cracks the great political mystery of our time: how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank turns his eye on what he calls the "thirty-year backlash"—the populist revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment. The high point of that backlash is the Republican Party's success in building the most unnatural of alliances: between blue-collar Midwesterners and Wall Street business interests, workers and bosses, populists and right-wingers. In asking "what 's the matter with Kansas?"—how a place famous for its radicalism became one of the most conservative states in the union—Frank, a native Kansan and onetime Republican, seeks to answer some broader American riddles: Why do so many of us vote against our economic interests? Where's the outrage at corporate manipulators? And whatever happened to middle-American progressivism? The questions are urgent as well as provocative. Frank answers them by examining pop conservatism—the bestsellers, the radio talk shows, the vicious political combat—and showing how our long culture wars have left us with an electorate far more concerned with their leaders' "values" and down-home qualities than with their stands on hard questions of policy. A brilliant analysis—and funny to boot—What's the Matter with Kansas? presents a critical assessment of who we are, while telling a remarkable story of how a group of frat boys, lawyers, and CEOs came to convince a nation that they spoke on behalf of the People. *Los Angeles Times



Evicted

Evicted Author Matthew Desmond
ISBN-10 9780553447446
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 448
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WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. They loathe some of their tenants and are fond of others, but as Sherrena puts it, “Love don’t pay the bills.” She moves to evict Arleen and her boys a few days before Christmas. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality—and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times Book Review • The Boston Globe • The Washington Post • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • The New Yorker • Bloomberg • Esquire • Buzzfeed • Fortune • San Francisco Chronicle • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Politico • The Week • Bookpage • Kirkus Reviews • Amazon • Barnes and Noble Review • Apple • Library Journal • Chicago Public Library • Publishers Weekly • Booklist • Shelf Awareness



Democracy for Realists

Democracy for Realists Author Christopher H. Achen
ISBN-10 9781400882731
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 408
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Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human nature of democratic citizens. Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels deploy a wealth of social-scientific evidence, including ingenious original analyses of topics ranging from abortion politics and budget deficits to the Great Depression and shark attacks, to show that the familiar ideal of thoughtful citizens steering the ship of state from the voting booth is fundamentally misguided. They demonstrate that voters—even those who are well informed and politically engaged—mostly choose parties and candidates on the basis of social identities and partisan loyalties, not political issues. They also show that voters adjust their policy views and even their perceptions of basic matters of fact to match those loyalties. When parties are roughly evenly matched, elections often turn on irrelevant or misleading considerations such as economic spurts or downturns beyond the incumbents' control; the outcomes are essentially random. Thus, voters do not control the course of public policy, even indirectly. Achen and Bartels argue that democratic theory needs to be founded on identity groups and political parties, not on the preferences of individual voters. Democracy for Realists provides a powerful challenge to conventional thinking, pointing the way toward a fundamentally different understanding of the realities and potential of democratic government.



The Social Animal

The Social Animal Author David Brooks
ISBN-10 9780679603931
Release 2011-03-08
Pages 448
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success happens, told through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica. Drawing on a wealth of current research from numerous disciplines, Brooks takes Harold and Erica from infancy to old age, illustrating a fundamental new understanding of human nature along the way: The unconscious mind, it turns out, is not a dark, vestigial place, but a creative one, where most of the brain’s work gets done. This is the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made—the natural habitat of The Social Animal. Brooks reveals the deeply social aspect of our minds and exposes the bias in modern culture that overemphasizes rationalism, individualism, and IQ. He demolishes conventional definitions of success and looks toward a culture based on trust and humility. The Social Animal is a moving intellectual adventure, a story of achievement and a defense of progress. It is an essential book for our time—one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world. BONUS: Includes new material.



Reasons to Vote for Democrats

Reasons to Vote for Democrats Author Michael Donald
ISBN-10 1366180402
Release 2017-03-27
Pages 56
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The most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date, -Reasons To Vote For Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide- is a political treatise sure to stand the test of time. A must-have addition to any political observer's coffee table.



Reasons to Vote for Democrats

Reasons to Vote for Democrats Author A. J. Knowls
ISBN-10 1544767048
Release 2016-10-03
Pages 80
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Conclusively the most exhaustively researched book about the Democratic Party ever written. A must-have volume for any fine academic library. Contains all the reasons one would be compelled to vote for democrats, therefore, the book is mostly blank. -Tremendous- - HRC



America the Owner s Manual Making Government Work For You

America  the Owner s Manual  Making Government Work For You Author Bob Graham
ISBN-10 IND:30000126686876
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 272
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Watch Senator Graham on The Colbert Report! The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cShe Said, CIA Said - Bob Grahamcolbertnation.com Click here to preview chapter 1.Professors: Order your exam copy today by clicking on the &BAD:quot;Request an Exam Copy&BAD:quot; link above.Would you teach someone to play basketball using just chalkboard diagrams? Or would you get them on the court and have them play? In basketball, the answer is easy&BAD:mdash;you do both. So why teach politics only as a spectator sport?Senator Bob Graham believes that students should expand on their classroom learning about the political system: he spurs them to hit the court and actually play the game. If students work on an issue they care about, politics will become a meaningful and positive experience. This short, how-to guide takes students out of theoretical discussions of policy and into a world where they can affect change. Graham&BAD:rsquo;s goal is to have students identify a problem, and then walk them through each step from researching the issue, to getting others involved, to engaging the media. Each chapter starts with a real case, showing citizens tackling a step in the process, and ends with a summary checklist and a series of questions that help students put Graham&BAD:rsquo;s game plan in action. By offering students concrete guidance, an array of resources, and advice for troubleshooting and overcoming barriers, this compact user&BAD:rsquo;s guide gets students way beyond textbook learning.Thirty-five years ago, as a member of the Florida Legislature, Bob Graham took on the challenge of civic education for eighteen weeks at a Miami-area high school. His time as both a governor and a senator has only strengthened his resolve to pique students&BAD:rsquo; curiosity about politics and teach them to get what they want from government.



Many Reasons to Vote for Democrats

Many Reasons to Vote for Democrats Author Reasons Vote
ISBN-10 152094389X
Release 2017-03-10
Pages 250
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The most extensively researched and coherently argued Republican apologia to date, "Reasons Why Republicans Are Always Wrong: An In-depth Guide" is a political opus sure to stand the test of time. It is a must-have addition for any political observer's coffee table.



Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way

Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way Author Jeff Blodgett
ISBN-10 0816653321
Release 2008
Pages 289
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Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way book for free.



Reasons to Vote Democrat

Reasons to Vote Democrat Author Reasons To Vote
ISBN-10 1520839170
Release 2017-03-13
Pages 250
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The most extensively researched and coherently argued Republican apologia to date, "Reasons Why Republicans Are Always Wrong: An In-depth Guide" is a political opus sure to stand the test of time. It is a must-have addition for any political observer's coffee table.