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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.
by Harold Longaker
Inequality answers the question - why are some nations rich while others remain poor. It does this with a multidisciplinary or consilient approach. It stitches together several disciplines with the binding thread of Darwinian Theory to create the explanatory model. In the end the model is used to to examine eight distinct religions / geographies.
by Avi Silverman
"Phalluses of Logic" introduces the reader to common errors in logic called fallacies. Each chapter uses stories of Republican pundits and politicians including Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Rudy Giuliani, Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Ray Comfort. The events range from horrifying to hilarious as politics often does. By the end of the book the reader will have become a political lie detector, familiar with the techniques used to fool the American public.
by J GuentherIt's become more and more popular to compare candidates from both parties to Hitler. This is another instance of Godwin's Law. But Godwin's Law doesn't address the merit of the comparison, merely the likelihood that it will be made. Now there is a tool to give a measure of how Hitler-like each candidate is: The Fuehrer Recognition Kit or "FURK."
by Paul HaugheyCommon Cents is a non-partisan look at how changes in practices by the states and Congress in recent decades have distorted the Constitutional checks and balances and led to the corruption of the U.S. government by special interests and the loss of the ability of Congress to compromise to get things done. Campaign funds provide donors lobbying access to Congress, where they can take advantage of the filibuster and other “choke point” rules to get special favors that the rest of us pay for. As ... more
by Mike BrowneIt is scientifically proven that adult coloring book therapy can reduce stress and possibly lower your blood pressure. The Official Trump Therapy Coloring Book will make you forget building a wall, counting Muslims, birther claims, Trump Steaks, Skittles, Isis, Rudy Giuliani, Vladimir Putin, Cheeto dust, Evanka Munster and nuclear proliferation. Pull out your crayons, markers or colored pencils and fill in all the holes that are sitting in your head. Unplug the television, throw your modem out t... more