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by Anne Michaud
This book explores the possible reasoning and motivation behind why political wives stay with their husbands after the husbands cheat. Hillary Clinton couldn’t have known in 1998 how her husband’s high-profile philandering would play out. Would he be rehabilitated in the public eye? She took the gamble. Had she left the marriage, she might have become the spurned wife of a retired politician, instead of the history-making first woman to run for the U.S. presidency on a major party... more
by Robert NwadiaruCountries change for the better after going through upheavals. The reason is that those countries’ leaders learn from the crises and position their countries on progressive lane. This hypothesis has failed in Nigeria. Crises mushroom daily. Some tribes even threaten to separate from the country and become independent. The president once elected turns a tribal and religious representative. The new President operated for five months without cabinet. After strong national outcry, he recycled the ol... more
by Martin WassermanIn this work, the author makes it a point to try to connect meaningfully and purposefully with the 'other'whether that 'other' is a Yiddish jazz poet, a Vietnamese poet-educator, or an anonymous Aztec singer of songs. Since poetry is a genre with which the author feels quite comfortable, he deliberately uses translated verse as a means of connecting with each of the poets from the three different cultures mentioned above.
by Bari RobinsonFor anyone planning a trip to Cuba, Cuba's Guarded Promise is a must-read. It contains information about the current political, legal, sociological, and economic changes occurring in that country and provides a baseline for changes that may take place within the next few years. The book also contains many photographs taken by the author during her recent trip to Cuba in early May 2016 and discusses destination points of interest any tourist may like to explore. This "little blue book" is an i... more
by Mike DucheineHe defied the odds and became the 45th president of the United States. Now, Donald Trump is on a mission to restore America's greatness
by Michael M. StockdellOur current political system puts too much power into the hands of the few and often produces results that don't work. The Solution proposes a plan that restricts the size and scope of the federal government while increasing the direct influence of the people. The goal is to make government simpler with full public accountability. The book is divided into four sections. Two sections describe the various reasons why big government programs don't work and refute the reasons often cited for why the... more
by William L. SeaveyAmeriCanada? is the first book in many years by an American to encourage and help expedite better understanding and cooperation between Americans and Canadians--personally and politically. It reviews the 200 plus history of the two countrys' relationships above and below the 49th parallel (not always amicable)--and proposes improvements in such areas as political understanding, cross-border security, and international trade. It arrives at a time when a newly elected President (and recently ... more
by Peter ZeihanThe world is changing in ways most of us find incomprehensible. Alone among the world's powers, only the United States is geographically wealthy, demographically robust, and energy secure. The American shale revolution does more than sever the largest of the remaining ties that bind America's fate to the wider world. It re-industrializes the United States, accelerates the global order's breakdown, and triggers a series of wide ranging military conflicts that will shape the next two decades. The ... more
by Lawrence MohrTraditionally, middle-class Victorian women were believed to have been radically sexually repressed. More recently discovered evidence, however, suggests that they may have been more like modern women. Which view is correct? Extensive analysis of records, novels, love letters, and the Mosher survey appears to corroborate both! The answer is revealed in the final chapter, putting our view of Victorianism on a new footing. Featured as well are frank narrative portraits of the sexual adjustment of ... more
by Mike Ducheine
Barack Obama was one of the most popular candidates who bid for the presidency in modern time when he ran in 2008.
As president however, Obama popularity plummeted almost immediately; he suffered the fiercest opposition from the Republican Party than any president since the creation of the nation. Amidst a flurry of criticism, it’s easy to miss what Obama has done as president and where he had failed.
The OBAMA Legacy is not a tabulation of praises for the Obama adminis... more
by Joe AmicoIs the American Dream real? Do we have a right to it, or is it just suggestion? Where did it come from? Joseph Amico, the son of Sicilian immigrants, provides the answers to these key questions in this essay on American history and politics. More importantly, he explains why the dream is in jeopardy and how it can be saved. Raised a Catholic, Amico became a skeptic of politics and government after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Later, when Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Ke... more
by J. A. Graffagnino
Finally, the truth is revealed about Manhattan’s Deutsche Bank building fire. The devastating fire at 130 Liberty Street in the heart of Manhattan’s financial center – a short distance from what was the World Trade Center – was one of the worst fires in New York City’s history. Two firefighters were killed, and 105 were injured. One of the firefighters killed during the horrific fire was author Graffagnino’s son, Joey.
Graffagnino refused to believe w... more
by Jill Cody“From right wing conservatives to Wall Street fat cats, progressive writer Jill Cody delivers a no-holds-barred look at a country that's becoming politically, morally and financially bankrupt.” — Thom Hartmann, nationally syndicated talk show host and bestselling author Jill Cody has done the world a miraculous service by bringing to the surface the deep problems with America’s partisan political system. By immense research and reflection Jill vividly paints the picture of what America’s democ... more
by Parag Khanna
American democracy just isn’t good enough anymore. A costly election has done more to divide American society than unite it, while trust in government--and democracy itself--is plummeting. But there are better systems out there, and America would be wise to learn from them. In this provocative manifesto, globalization scholar Parag Khanna tours cutting-edge nations from Switzerland to Singapore to reveal the inner workings that allow them that lead the way in managing the volatility of ... more
by Tom TresserThe dominant and recurring civic narrative in Chicago and across the USA is that "We are broke." In Chicago this is simply NOT true. We have assembled a team of local civic experts to lay out ways to save and generate MAJOR progressive and sustainable revenues to build and operate the city we deserve. A city that works for everyone - not just for the Mayor's insiders and campaign contributors.