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Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics
Jerome Armstrong, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga
1931498997
March 2006
Hardcover
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Adam Cohen, New York Times, March 12, 2006
"Dead on."

The Nation, February 24, 2006
"...provocative new book that offers a perceptive analysis of progressive politics and proposes to revolutionize the Democratic Party..."

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Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future
James Carville
074327752X
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
An intelligent, carefully outlined strategy to seize power from the Republicans and restore it to its rightful place slightly left of center, this book (despite Carville's "Ragin' Cajun" claim to gonzo liberalism) is remarkably reasonable and cleverly calculated to appeal to a broad spectrum of Americans. Carville and Begala have a solid grasp of the issues that concern the majority of citizens: moral values, political corruption, taxes, health care, energy issues and, of course, the war in Iraq. They are most persuasive when arguing for seemingly common-sense policies: their energy plan-conservation, environmental remediation and making a "real commitment to alternative fuels"-is based on the handling of the energy crisis of the 1970s that saw the U.S. cut energy use and oil imports while growing the GDP....


Godless: The Church of Liberalism
Ann Coulter
1400054206
June 6, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
GODLESS is the most explosive book yet from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter. In this completely original and thoroughly controversial work, Coulter writes, “Liberals love to boast that they are not ‘religious,’ which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion. Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as ‘religion.’ ”

GODLESS throws open the doors of the “Church of Liberalism.”


Off Center
Jacob S. Hacker
0300108702
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
One of the mysteries of contemporary American politics is how, in the wake of triangulating Democrats, a small base of conservative Republicans has steered the country so far to the right. In this book, two political science professors from Yale and Berkeley examine ascendant far-right Republicans and offer a sobering analysis of their strategies, many of which, the authors argue, have weakened the ordinary voter's power to "ensure that American politics remains on center." Closely-argued and very readable, the book never sinks under the weight of its details; the authors use an ironic list of rules like "Don't Just Do Something, Stand There" to give chapter and verse on how the ultra-right "hide their radicalism in a thicket of policy detail" and use poll-driven language to sex-up initiatives lacking popular...


The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right
Michael Lerner
0060842474
February 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Named one of Utne's 100 American Visionaries, Rabbi Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine, delivers an ambitious proposal called a "Spiritual Covenant with America." Before detailing his plan, he provides an extensive survey of American history and ideology, rife with examples of dominant and controlling attributes favored by those on the right (the "right hand of God") who believe in a frightening world replete with evil and ruled by an avenging God. This contrasts with what he considers the loving, kind and generous tendencies of those at the "left hand of God," who instead believe in a compassionate and merciful deity. These delineations occur on both sides of the political aisle—and not solely within one religion. Rabbi Lerner addresses both the "intolerant and militaristic" tactics of the political right...


The Republican War on Science
Chris Mooney
0465046754
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Does the Bush administration ignore or deny mainstream research to please its conservative base? Have business groups and certain religious lobbies helped it do so? Does Bush-era treatment of scientists differ from that of Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Reagan? Has a Republican Congress passed laws designed to disable clean air and water efforts, and has it dismantled safeguards, such as the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, meant to give legislators unbiased advice? Mooney's passionate, thoroughly researched volume answers these questions with an urgent "yes." A former American Prospect writer who is making his book debut, Mooney uses interviews and old-fashioned document-digging to explain how, over two decades, right-wing politicians built institutions designed to discredit...


Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives
George Lakoff
1931498717
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
In the first of his three debates with George W. Bush, 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry argued against the war in Iraq not by directly condemning it but by citing the various ways in which airport and commercial shipping security had been jeopardized due to the war's sizable price tag. In so doing, he re-framed the war issue to his advantage while avoiding discussing it in the global terrorism terms favored by President Bush. One possible reason for this tactic could have been that Kerry familiarized himself with the influential linguist George Lakoff, who argues in Don't Think of an Elephant that much of the success the Republican Party can be attributed to a persistent ability to control the language of key issues and thus position themselves in favorable terms to voters. While Democrats may have valid arguments,...


Indivisible
Martha Zoller
0974537640
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are core values that have defined Americans for over two centuries. In a time when many pundits argue that America is a politically divided nation, Martha Zoller, a radio and television personality herself, argues that in our shared national history we have more common ground that unites us as a people than divides us. Beyond this, her book, Indivisible: Uniting Values for a Divided Nation, claims that there are values uniquely unifying among us that can and will propel this great nation into a new day. While the national media would have America think that the country is evenly split over the major political and social issues of the day, and that the nation’s founding principles are nothing more than glittering prose from a bygone era, the reality is one of stark...


The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life
Ramesh Ponnuru
1596980044
April 24, 2006
Hardcover
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From the Inside Flap
Is the Democratic Party the "Party of Death"? If you look at their agenda they are. IT’S NOT JUST abortion-on-demand. It’s euthanasia, embryo destruction, even infanticide—and a potentially deadly concern with "the quality of life" of disabled people. If you think these issues don’t concern you—guess again. The Party of Death could be roaring into the White House, as National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru shows, in the person of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In The Party of Death, Ponnuru details how left-wing radicals, using abortion as their lever, took over the Democratic Party—and how they have used their power to corrupt our law and politics, abolish our fundamental right to life, and push the envelope in ever more dangerous directions. In The Party of Death, Ponnuru reveals: ...


Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America
Newt Gingrich
0895260425
January 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
According to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, America currently faces five threats that could undermine, if not eliminate, the United States if immediate steps are not taken to correct them. The threats as he sees them are Islamic terrorists and rogue dictatorships armed with nuclear or biological weapons; the removal of God from American public life; a loss of patriotism and sense of America's history; a decline in economic supremacy because of poor science and math education; and the increasing budgetary burden of Social Security and Medicare. To tackle these problems, Gingrich offers his "21st Century Contract with America," which he outlines in great detail in this bold and thought-provoking book. His updated contract, which comes a decade after the original Republican Contract with America that marked the high point...


Liberalism is a Mental Disorder : Savage Solutions
Michael Savage
1595550062
April 12, 2005
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
On his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage's rhetoric makes Rush Limbaugh seem tame in comparison. Savage's style is memorable, provocative, and inimitable. Reader Mark Warner clearly understands Savage's style and seeks to represent it as closely as possible. Warner comes close to capturing Savage's outrage, irony, and humor, but he doesn't capture it completely. Nevertheless, Warner's reading is clear and even-paced. As for the text, Savage offers his views on a wide range of issues, from the war on terrorism ("We need more Patton and less patent leather") to why the American people, whom he regularly calls "sheeple," are so gullible. M.L.C. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.


The Terrible Truth about Liberals
Neal Boortz
1563526859
Dec 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Drawing from his thirty-two-year radio career, the terrible truth of Boortz's book depicts his in-your-face brand of Libertarian politics. From questioning the true definitions of democracy and racism to challenging the entire Social Security system, he provides fresh insights into nagging social and political issues.

About the Author
Neal Boortz is a 28-year radio veteran and the host of Atlanta's number one radio show on News Talk 750 WSB. He has been recognized by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters as Georgia's number one major market personality, and Talkers Magazine named him "America's Best Male Talk Show Host." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


How to Talk to a Liberal (if You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter
1400054184
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
This forceful, sarcastic, and often hilarious book offers tips on arguing with liberals, which include the following: don't be defensive, always outrage the enemy, and never apologize to, compliment, or show graciousness to a Democrat. Welcome to the world according to Ann Coulter. Ever combative, Coulter is unafraid to court controversy or confront her detractors head-on, whether they are mainstream journalists and talk-show hosts who have misquoted her without apology or "weak and frightened conservatives" craving liberal approval. Though the writing is often over-the-top, the book if full of one-liners that will delight conservatives, such as "the best way to convert liberals is to have them move out of their parents' home, get a job, and start paying taxes." But there is more here than just insults and countless jabs at...


How to Talk to a Liberal (if You Must): The World according to Ann Coulter
Ann H. Coulter
1400054192
September 2005
Paperback
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Review
“No one on the right is so iconic. . . . The officialdom of punditry, so full of phonies and dullards, would suffer without her humor and fire.” —Time magazine, in a cover story

Book Description
CAUTION: You’re about to enter the world of Ann Coulter

How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must), the instant New York Times bestseller, shows why Ann Coulter has become the most recognized—and controversial—conservative intellectual in years. Coulter ranges far and wide in this powerful and entertaining book, which draws on her weekly columns. No subject is off-limits, no comment left unsaid. She even includes a special chapter featuring the pieces that squeamish editors refused to publish—“what you could have read if you...


Hoodwinked
Jack Cashill
1595550119
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

For a century, "progressive" writers and filmmakers-multiculturalists like Ward Churchill and Alex Haley, sexual revolutionaries like Kinsey and Margaret Mead, quasi-Marxists like Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore, and radical naturalists like Paul Ehrlich and Rachel Carson-have been using falsehood and fraud as their principal weapons in their assault on traditional American culture. For years, an unconnected squad of literary detectives, anthropologists, scientists, and historians, has been picking off the frauds and their enablers one by one. Taken together, the work of these critics is devastating. Jack Cashill's Hoodwinked synthesizes their dogged research and reveals the depth and breadth of the corruption at the very foundation of contemporary intellectual culture.



Foxes in the Henhouse : How the Republicans Stole the South and the Heartland and What the Democrats Must Do to Run 'em Out
Bob Kerrey (Foreword), et al
0743286510
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Those who stayed up late to watch with worry or woke in dismay after the November 2004 presidential elections will welcome this answer to "How in the Hell did this happen?" as the first chapter, aptly titled, promises to explain. In this humorous discussion of what went wrong and how to change it, Harvard professor Jarding and Virginia politico Saunders present a method to secure a Democratic victory by gaining the lead in the South and the Midwest. The book encourages Democrats to open their minds to the rural culture of "Bubbas," or blue collar, religious folks who despise government intrusion, have been voting Republican and would respond to political "NASCAR marketing." Jarding and Saunders keep it lively, interspersing low-blow jabs at Republicans with statistics, political history and strategies for...


Donkey Cons : Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party
Lynn Vincent, Robert Stacy McCain
1595550240
April 4, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description

Shameless bribery. Illicit sex. Sweeping corruption.

"The Democratic Party is like the Gambino mob, but with matching federal funds."

In this raucous, head-spinning look at the follies and felonies of today's most famous and infamous liberals, journalists Lynn Vincent and Robert Stacy McCain chronicle for the first time the rampant crime, sex, and corruption of the Democratic Party. Donkey Cons reveals: How corrupt Democrats in Congress outnumber corrupt Republicans by as much as three to one. How Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and John F. Kennedy were elected with the help of the Mob. What two eyewitnesses said about JFK's obsession with hookers. How union operatives take from working families to deliver millions of dollars to Democrats. How Democrats in the 1990's covered up a...



Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism
Ann Coulter
1400050324
October 2004
Textbook Paperback
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From AudioFile
Ann Coulter speaks out in a straightforward, provocative manner consistent with her previous work, SLANDER. She reads her own work without drama; her low-pitched voice and didactic, bullet-like delivery add emphasis to the views she presents. Speaking with conviction, as well as a touch of dry humor, the conservative Coulter contends that liberals have been wrong on every foreign issue and have, in fact, consistently distorted history. She builds her argument, touching on issues such as the Cold War, McCarthyism, the Reagan era, the Gulf War, and our current war on terrorism. Not one to mince words, this smart, fast-paced item is sure to offer substance for debate, always important in a democracy. F.L.F. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to...


Painting the Map Red: The Fight to Create a Permanent Republican Majority
Hugh Hewitt
0895260026
March 27, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Painting the Map Red, the insider's guide to the 2006 elections and the crucial messages GOP candidates and activists will be adopting to foster the spread of Red States, is a must-read from Hugh Hewitt, nationally syndicated talk show host and political strategist.

From the Inside Flap
How to Win Everywhere Warning: this is the book the Democrats don¹t want you to read.Painting the Map Red is the insider¹s blueprint for achieving a permanent Republican majority.Bestselling author, political strategist, and nationally syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt shows you how conservatives can take down the Democrats, expose their liberal extremism, and reignite the Reagan Revolution. Calling on his own extensive experience‹and on the savvy political minds of Mark Steyn,...


Why Parties : The Origin and Transformation of Political Parties in America
John Herbert Aldrich
0226012727
January 1995
Textbook Paperback
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From Booklist
" Doing something" about U.S. political parties--making them stronger or weaker, adding a third party, replacing the Democrats and Republicans with new, more cohesive alignments--is a central recommendation of dozens of recent books and articles. Readers interested enough in this subject to plow through academic political science's statistical and linguistic impediments will find complex, nuanced history and thoughtful analysis here. Aldrich views any major political party as inevitably "the creature of the politicians, the ambitious office seeker and officeholder." To achieve their own goals, ambitious politicians participate in and shape specific institutional arrangements (in this case, political parties) within the historical context of their own times. Where other theorists see the past 30 years as "the decline...


A National Party No More
Zell Miller
0974537616
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
With the growl of the Marine sergeant he was, Senator Zell Miller leaves no doubt that he believes his own Democratic Party is badly out of step with most of the country and needs to shape up or ship out. As part of a stinging critique of the Democratic Party, Miller outlines key positions on important issues that can again make the party relevant for the entire nation. From tax cuts to welfare, gun control to the environment, the arts to education, immigration to terrorism, Miller identifies values that make sense to a growing majority of Americans. Miller’s candid analysis of the campaigns of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton further underscores his conclusion that the Democratic Party can no longer field a serious presidential challenge. Many party loyalists will not like what Senator Miller writes; yet his...


Slander: Liberal Lies about the American Right
Ann Coulter
1400049520
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
"Liberals have been wrong about everything in the last half century," writes conservative pundit Ann Coulter, author of the bestselling anti-Clinton tome High Crimes and Misdemeanors. They've been especially wrong about Republicans, she writes. The bulk of Slander, in fact, is a well-documented brief dedicated to the proposition that most of the media despises anybody whose political opinions lie an inch to the right of the New York Times editorial page. This is hardly an original observation, though few have presented it with such verve. Coulter is the shock-jock of right-wing political commentary, able to dash off page after page of over-the-top but hilarious one-liners: "Liberals dispute slight reductions in the marginal tax rates as if they are trying to prevent Charles Manson from slaughtering baby seals."...


Spanking the Donkey
Matt Taibbi
1565848918
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Collecting articles Taibbi wrote for the New York Press, the Nation and Rolling Stone while covering the 2004 presidential election, this book is not so much a campaign diary as it is a compelling, and somewhat chaotic, mix of reporting, anecdote, social commentary and rant. After spending time primarily on the Democrat trail, but also working undercover with a few Republicans in Orlando, Taibbi came to the conclusion that people on both sides of the political fence seemed to be motivated "mainly out of hatred and contempt for the guy on the other side, not inspiration or idealism." In his introduction, Taibbi points out his big problem with the 2004 elections: the red vs. blue drama kicked America into such a fervor that the "fraudulent electoral system was reaffirmed." In each piece, Taibbi's rage and humor...


The K Street Gang : The Rise and Fall of the Republican Machine
Matthew Continetti
038551672X
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
When Matthew Continetti took a job at the Weekly Standard a few years ago, he was a young conservative committed to denouncing big government. But Continetti was surprised by what he found in the nation's capital: Republican operatives were "getting rich off conservative power," leaving Washington a city "on the brink of major scandal." It's not on the brink anymore. As Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay dominate the political headlines, Continetti has written a hastily assembled but timely account of GOP corruption -- instigated, he writes, by "K Street Conservatives" who have shed their movement's libertarian heritage and become enthralled with power and the pursuit of personal wealth. The K Street Gang carries additional weight because its charges come not from a liberal author or...


Running on Empty
Peter G. Peterson
0312424620
July 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For years, Peterson, secretary of commerce under Nixon and author of Gray Down, has been a compelling Cassandra, warning that the mix of growing debt, an aging population, and deficits in Social Security and Medicare portend disaster. Now, he laments, Republicans pursue reckless supply-side economics and Democrats, assuming a repeal of Bush's tax cuts would enable new government spending, are unwilling to consider limits on entitlements. Citing study after study, the author shows that it is a failure of leadership, not knowledge, that has let deficits loom. Beyond that, add the new burdens imposed by September 11—and the fact that European countries, aging like us, likely will have less money for security and international aid. Peterson attacks 10 partisan myths, among them that means-testing federal...


The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot
Russell Kirk
0895261715
November 25, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The book that launched the modern American conservative movement, now available in trade paperback.


How Republicans Stole Christmas: The Republican Party's Declared Monopoly on Religion and What Democrats Can Do to Take It Back
Bill Press
0385516053
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this readable piece of punditry, Press, who happens to be not only a pundit but also a former seminarian, preaches to the Democratic Party choir, addressing such topics as abortion, separation of church and state, homosexuality and stem cell research. While impassioned, entertaining and sure to please loyalists, Press's arguments do not always bear much scrutiny. For example, when discussing abortion, he resorts too often to the extreme cases of rape and incest, although (as he ultimately acknowledges) only a tiny percentage of abortions are performed for those reasons. More compelling is his argument for the separation of church and state, which thoughtfully reminds readers how and why religion and government need to be protected from each other in order to flourish. After spending most of the book arguing...

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