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  • The Closing of the American Mind (Vanity...sort of)

    I read this book shortly after it was published. I thought it must be wrong. I went to college (undergrad and grad...top of school at grad). I didn't like my professors for the most part but they seemed to be OK. In fact some were geniuses or thereabouts. But then I found this book.
  • EXCERPT: Dinesh D'Souza's The Big Lie

    07/31/2017 9:45:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2017 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Editor's note: This following is an excerpt from "The Big Lie," Dinesh D'Souza's latest book, released today.Racism and xenophobia: this is the hot-button charge. Every comparison between Trump and the Nazis goes here. Elizabeth Warren explains Trump’s rise as the product of “an ugly stew of racism.” Historian James Whitman warns that “white nationalism lives in the White House.” Jeet Heer charges in the New Republic that Trump’s “racism and xenophobia” display his “fascist roots” that are not his alone but “lie in the Republican Party.” Along the same lines, leftist writer Michael Tomasky traces a “direct and indisputable”...
  • Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'

    07/27/2017 8:11:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies
    Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened' Updated: July 27, 2017 — 9:13 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump. "In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net," Clinton writes in the introduction, according to publisher Simon & Schuster. "Now I'm letting my guard down." Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Thursday that Clinton's...
  • Sharyl Attkisson and "Smear" at 9:00 PM and Midnight EDT on C-Span2

    07/23/2017 4:40:38 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 12 replies
    C-Span2 | 2 July, 2017 | Intolerant in NJ
    Sharyl Attkisson will be the guest discussing her book "Smear" on C-Span2's "After Words" tonight at 9 and midnight EDT. Attkisson was a journalist for CBS who resigned a few years back because she felt her reporting was being micromanaged and shaped by management there. Her book looks at how journalists use false and misleading information to push their agendas instead of reporting the story. Attkisson does not define a "smear" as necessarily being untrue, but rather as being a story which is amplified beyond it's normal importance and having an underlying political or financial agenda which is not revealed...
  • Idea whites 'responsible for every evil' drilled into students' heads

    07/23/2017 6:00:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/22/2017 | Joe Wilson
    WASHINGTON – How did American college campuses get to the point where all of the ills of Western Civilization are blamed on white male students? Scott Greer, author of “No Campus for White Men,” recently told national talk-radio host Laura Ingraham the problem is widespread. “It doesn’t matter where you go,” he said. “You can be going to a conservative, red state public university or you could be going to Oberlin, and you’re going to be hearing this dogma repeated throughout, that all whites, no matter their background, beliefs, or when their ancestors came here, they’re all responsible for every...
  • MILO: Barnes and Noble Not Selling ‘Dangerous’ Is ‘Almost Certainly Political’

    07/21/2017 6:38:01 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO appeared alongside Breitbart Editor-In-Chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 to discuss the success of MILO’s new book and the state of the American left. ... “Not to give too much praise to old school Republicans, but I used to laugh slightly when conservatives in America would say how difficult it was to get a book off the ground or to have a successful media career as a Republican or as a conservative,” he continued. “Launching this book I’ve realised they were right, and I think the left hates me...
  • The Heritage of Natural Law: Mark Levin on Rediscovering Americanism

    07/15/2017 12:38:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Is there an enduring American character? For those who view our nation as at a tipping point, the question is urgent. Others scoff, “Why?” After all, if the American character is truly enduring, it will endure — the ship eventually will right itself to the extent it is off course. And if not, history will inevitably evolve it into something better, right? My friend Mark Levin would counter that this is the wrong way to look at it. The foundation of Americanism, he posits, is natural law. That does not just spontaneously appear, nor passively persevere. Understanding our natural-law roots,...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Exposes Big Media in The Smear

    07/14/2017 12:09:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 14, 2017 | Elise Cooper
    Journalists today are elitists with their own agenda, never actually practicing journalism. Only a handful can be respected, trusted, and believed. Sharyl Attkisson falls into this category. She is an author and investigative reporter who hosts the syndicated TV news series Full Measure. Attkisson is a whistleblower of sorts in educating the public about the biased media. Her latest book, The Smear, reveals the tactics used to influence opinions in order to obscure the truth. In the beginning of this book, Attkisson discusses the propaganda campaign used by the OSS, the predecessor to the CIA. They had asked the legendary...
  • Donna Brazile to publish book on 2016 titled 'Hacks'

    07/12/2017 12:33:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 12, 2017 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Donna Brazile will celebrate the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s election with the publication of her book “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House.”Brazile was chosen as interim Democratic National Committee chair after the Wikileaks release of internal party emails last year precipitated the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Brazile became a favorite target of Trump and his supporters after an email released in a separate hack appeared to show she slipped a question to Hillary Clinton ahead of one of the Democratic primary debates. Brazile’s publisher Hachette promises...
  • MILO ‘Dangerous’ Ads Banned from Washington, DC Metro Stations

    07/07/2017 8:29:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 7, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Advertisements for former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s new book DANGEROUS have been banned from Metro stations across Washington, DC. Washington’s Top News reports that advertisements for former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s new book DANGEROUS have been banned from being displayed in Metro subway stations and cars across Washington, DC. Metro reportedly determined that the advertisement – which features an image of MILO with a quote that reads “THE KANYE WEST OF JOURNALISM” – violated their policies which ban issue-oriented, political, and other advocacy related advertising. The ads were posted this week and have now been removed, according to Metro. In...
  • Another Mark Levin Best-Seller Spiked

    07/06/2017 5:49:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Polls out for Independence Day hit a sobering note: Our patriotic feelings are on a steady decline. Gallup found the number of people describing themselves as "extremely proud" Americans has dropped from 70 percent in 2003 to just 52 percent in 2016. Just 34 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 picked "extremely proud." That's also demonstrated in the latest poll from YouGov, which finds that while 61 percent of people 65 and older describe themselves as "very patriotic," only 20 percent of those under 30 describe themselves as "very patriotic," while 35 percent said they were "not very patriotic"...
  • Rediscovering America: Mark Levin Does It Again

    07/03/2017 8:18:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2017 | Craig Shirley
    This piece was co-authored by Craig Shirley and Scott Mauer.Some years ago an angry and frustrated taxpayer flew his private plane into the Internal Revenue Service building in Texas. Most liberals commentators wrung their hands over the act but failed to ask, “Why?” What did the IRS do to so infuriate this taxpayer into taking his own life to make a political statement? During the American Revolution, this would have been considered an act of courage and monuments would have been made to the man. After all, the Framers believed man was more important than institutions. But now it seems...
  • The Smear: Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote

    07/02/2017 8:45:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | July 2,2017
    Sharyl Attkisson The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote Excellent book and so frightening to read ByLouis Patnodeon June 30, 2017 Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase Excellent book and so frightening to read!! It is unbelievable how information can be manipulated and how much money is used to do exactly that!!! After reading this I do not have any idea where to get unbiased information. I suspect that the reporters like Sheryl are few and far between.God help our Republic!!!!!
  • Chelsea Clinton wants to talk about her kids’ book. Her readers have other ideas. (Barf alert)

    07/01/2017 10:41:34 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/30/2017 | Nora Krug
    (snip)There’s a girl-power movement in the picture-book world(snip) The little girls (and boys) reading these books are being primed for action rather than lulled to sleep. They are curious. They are inquisitive. They are not shy. They are, in a word, woke. And they want to talk about Hillary Clinton —(snip) Simcha Jacobs, 6, of Honolulu — said she was excited about the event “because I might see Hillary!” “Maybe she’ll make a surprise appearance,” the girl’s mother said hopefully. She did not. But Simcha was not alone in wanting to talk about Hillary and the current state of affairs...
  • Mark Levin's 'Rediscovering Americanism'

    06/30/2017 6:57:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    My friend Mark Levin is nothing if not a patriot of the first order. He loves the United States and its founding principles -- and his latest book, "Rediscovering Americanism," explains his passion and encourages ours. Levin believes that America's greatness lies in its unique founding ideals -- and documents -- and correctly observes how far we've strayed from those principles and the structure of government they inspired. In his other books, Levin has outlined the problems confronting us and proposed solutions, but in this book, he takes a deeper look into the Framers' vision and examines the anatomy and...
  • Yes, It Is All About Islam-Ibn Warraq takes on the apologists' lies

    06/23/2017 4:23:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 23, 2017 | Bruce Bawer
    Douglas Murray, whose book The Strange Death of Europe I applauded here the other day, has called him “one of the great heroes of our time.” I fully agree. His name – or, at least, his pen name – is Ibn Warraq, and he's the author of such important and eloquent works as Why I Am Not a Muslim (which I wrote about here eleven years ago), Why the West Is Best (which I reviewed here five years ago), and What the Koran Really Says. Born in India and educated in Britain, Warraq began criticizing Islam in print during the...
  • Obama Biographer: “The Vessel Was Hollow To The Core”

    05/07/2017 9:28:58 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 42 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | MAY 7, 2017
    David Garrow, the award-winning biographer of Martin Luther King, has written a biography of Barack Obama. It’s called Rising Star. Carlos Lozada, a liberal who reviews books for the Washington Post, considers Garrow’s biography of Obama here. According to Lozada: Garrow. . .concludes his massive new work with a damning verdict on Obama’s determination: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.” Based on Lozada’s review, it appears that Garrow supports this conclusion in part by examining Obama’s relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Sheila Miyoshi Jager. The two nearly married, but...
  • Forbidden Thoughts, a Book Review

    05/07/2017 3:11:30 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 20 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 02/05/2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    "Forbidden Thoughts" is a conservative and libertarian science fiction anthology. What are the pros and cons of this book most notable for Milo Yianapolis writing the foreword?
  • Inside Barack's sex-filled relationships before Michelle (more than you'll ever want to know)

    05/07/2017 7:05:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | Larry Getlen
    Throughout the late 1980s, Barack Obama dated a half-Dutch, half-Japanese woman two years his junior named Sheila Jager. During a weekend away, his friends caught a glimpse of how passionate a person young Obama could be - and how that passion could get out of hand. The couple "went back and forth, having sex, screaming yelling, having sex, screaming yelling," to the point where those nearby had to move "to the other side of the porch just to be able to talk," according to "Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama," by David J. Garrow, out Tuesday. "Rising Star"...
  • Obama's sex secrets laid bare...? Gaak!

    05/04/2017 8:00:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/17 | Dailymail.com reporter
    The sex secrets of the young Barack Obama have been revealed in an authoritative new biography of the ex-president. Obama slept with his girlfriend Genevieve Cook on their first date, before she wrote him a poem about their 'f***ing' and called their sex 'passionate', the book about the former president reveals. They also did cocaine together - and after they split she slept with his best friend. Obama also considered a gay relationship while at college, twice proposed to another white girlfriend, and cheated on Michelle with his ex during the first year of their relationship. His past is revealed...