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  • Retired Justice Stevens: These Are The 3 Biggest 'Errors' SCOTUS Made During My Tenure

    11/26/2018 6:43:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens plans to release his book, "The Making of a Justice: My First 94 Years,” in May, not long after his 99th birthday. The New York Times interviewed him for a piece about his memoir, at which point he laid out the three Supreme Court decisions he still believes, to this day, were the wrong decision.District of Columbia v. HellerThe 2008 landmark decision, often referred to as Heller, was a 5-4 decision that upheld an individual's right to possess a firearm for self-defense. There is no need to be part of a militia in order...
  • Fahrenheit 451: A Book Review

    11/10/2018 4:29:22 PM PST · by pcottraux · 40 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | November 10, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Fahrenheit 451: A Book Review By Philip Cottraux I’ve written two reviews of dystopian future novels, 1984 and Brave New World (click the links to read). This week I decided to tackle Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The story behind its authorship is almost as fascinating as the book itself; it took years for Bradbury to complete, working feverishly in garages and library basements during his spare time (he admitted in the book’s epilogue that he never quite completed a final story). Although written during the backdrop of the Cold War, it proved to be one of the most prophetic...
  • In revealing new memoir, Michelle Obama candidly shares her story (WaPo book review mega-barf alert)

    11/08/2018 10:49:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2018 | Krissah Thompson
    Her book ... is revealing, right down to the glossy cover photo in a casual white top - one shoulder exposed, eyes bright. [Snip] She does lay bare her deep, quaking disdain for Trump, who she believes put her family's safety at risk with his vehement promotion of the false birther conspiracy theory. "The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks," she writes. "What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to...
  • 'Back in the Game': Rep. Steve Scalise's new book details recovery from ball field shooting

    11/02/2018 11:40:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2018 | Jennifer Harper
    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has written a book detailing his experience being shot at a congressional baseball practice, and the recovery process. (Center Street Books/ Hachette Book Group ) A new book by shooting survivor Rep. Steve Scalise is hitting bookstores in mid-November. In “Back in the Game: One Gunman, Countless Heroes, and the Fight for My Life,” the Louisiana Republican — who was gravely wounded by a lone gunman during a baseball practice last year — talks about his journey to recovery.
  • Obamacare Budget was Developed on the Backs of Millennials Student Loan Repayments

    I keep up with the events and politics. I am reading the book Kids These Days - Human Capital and the Making of Millennials by Malcolm Harris and it gave me a very different perspective on student Debt. Chapter Two called Go to College, discusses student debt, its design not to be discharged via bankruptcy, and the use of future earnings of millennials to fund current healthcare debt IE Obamacare and education capitol construction projects for the foreseeable future. This puts a different spin on what happened to these kids who have been encouraged to voluntarily take on debt that...
  • Vanity: I just finished “The Art of the Deal”

    10/27/2018 3:50:46 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 33 replies
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    Vanity: I just finished “The Art of the Deal” I had recently gotten the audiobook version of “The Art of the Deal” as part of an Audible promotion. I had heard other freepers suggesting the book, and I had figured that it was going to be similar to the genre of business “self-help” books that make their mark (“Who Moved My Cheese”, “Good to Great”, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, etc.). The big difference is that the man who wrote the book is now president, and one who is governing as a populist president who is on board with...
  • Stephen Hawking’s final book: ‘There is no God’

    10/17/2018 9:04:45 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 155 replies
    NY Post ^ | 17 October 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    God is not dead — he or she never existed in the first place, Stephen Hawking declared in his final book. “There is no God,” the late theoretical physicist wrote in “Brief Answers to the Big Questions,” CNN reported. “No one directs the universe.”
  • ‘Reagan: An American Journey’ Review: The Arc of an All-American

    09/29/2018 11:21:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Septenber 27, 2018 | Richard Brookhiser
    The reputations of politicians go through distinct phases. First comes the real time of campaigning, public pronouncement and journalism, a mixture of confetti, gravitas and sleet-storm. Retirement brings the memoirs of subject, colleagues, relatives and eye-witnesses. Only after death does biography sculpt its first substantial image, which can last a long time. Later historians will argue and chisel, but they will work on that initial posthumous statue. “Reagan: An American Journey” by Bob Spitz aims to create such an image. The cover says it all: a shining black-and-white shot of a handsome man, his face simultaneously genial and serious, his...
  • Exposing the Harms of the ‘Diversity Delusion’

    09/26/2018 5:20:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | September 26, 2018 | George Leef
    On November 7, 2006, Michigan voters passed Proposition 2, a measure that banned the use of racial preferences throughout state government and state universities. The next day, University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman issued a defiant statement. In it she pledged to fight in the courts against the voters’ decision to have a color-blind state, declaring, “I will not stand by while the heart and soul of this great university is threatened. We are Michigan and we are diversity.” Really? It’s the “heart and soul” of a great university to prefer some people over others on account of race?...
  • Leaving the Left: Moments in the News That Made Me Ashamed to Be a Liberal ( Mark Levin Show )

    A former liberal traces his conversion into what he terms a "free-thinking conservative," charging leading figures from the political left with favoring anti-Bush stances over actual democratic causes, in an account that cites events in recent history that prompted his change in party affiliation.
  • Three Blockbuster Novels From the 1950s, and Their Remarkable Afterlife

    09/12/2018 6:51:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 66 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/12/2018 | Sam Tanenhaus
    The “space race” was a competition, but with only two rivals — “us” and “them.” And this odd partnership, or dance, spilled over into realms of the imagination, particularly the novel. In the aftermath of Sputnik three towering and best-selling works of fiction by dissident Russians — “Atlas Shrugged,” “Lolita” and “Doctor Zhivago” — were published in quick succession, crowded into an 11-month span, from October 1957 to September 1958. Today, all three still live on, each a universe in itself, read and discussed — and fought over — as if written not in prose but in hieroglyphics or code.
  • BOB WOODWARD HAS A TRAIL OF ACCURACY ISSUES THAT NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT

    09/11/2018 6:13:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 17 replies
    ThE Daily Caller ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | Peter Hasson
    Bob Woodward’s new book “Fear” presents a scathing depiction of President Donald Trump’s administration. Woodward has a muddy history with a trail of allegations that he embellished the truth or otherwise misled his readers. Media coverage of Woodward’s book has been largely positive and ignores Woodward’s controversial record.
  • We're Watching an Anti-Democratic Coup Unfold

    09/05/2018 4:40:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 5, 2018 | David A. Graham
    Acts of sabotage against the president are perilous to the American system of government. They're also self-serving. The title of Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, contains a multitude of meanings. For one thing, it describes the attitude of many of President Trump’s own aides toward his judgment. It’s not just that many sources were willing to tell Woodward damaging stories about Trump: The most stunning examples are those where top aides reportedly thwarted his will. Even more stunning is an anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times Wednesday afternoon written by a purported “senior official in the Trump administration.”...
  • John Kerry On John Edwards: Vice Presidential Qualities ‘Didn’t Measure Up’

    09/03/2018 4:54:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    John Kerry On John Edwards: Vice Presidential Qualities ‘Didn’t Measure Up’ 7:08 AM 09/03/2018 Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry suggested in a Sunday CBS News interview that he regrets choosing John Edwards as his vice presidential running mate during the 2004 presidential elections. In an interview on “Face The Nation,” former secretary of state John Kerry answered in the affirmative when asked if he regretted picking then-North Carolina Democratic Sen. John Edwards as his running mate. “I write in the book about the qualities that you are looking for when you choose a vice...
  • Gregg Jarrett: The scheme from Bruce Ohr and Comey's confederates to clear Clinton, damage Trump

    08/28/2018 4:32:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2018 | Gregg Jarrett
    Editor's note: This op-ed is based on the author’s book “The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump.” Director James Comey knew the FBI was incorruptible. This is precisely why he seized control of the investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email practices covering her time as secretary of state, instead of allowing the FBI field office to conduct the probe. By commandeering control of the investigation, Comey and his confederates could twist the facts and contort the law to dictate the outcome they desired. Clinton was the beneficiary of what FBI Deputy...
  • (Flashback) John McCain describes how he received the Steele dossier that contains the most salaciou

    08/27/2018 10:34:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 22, 2018
    Sen. John McCain provides intimate details of how he obtained the infamous so-called Steele dossier in his new book, "The Restless Wave." The Republican senator was attending an annual security conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia shortly after the presidential election in November 2016 when retired a British diplomat approached him. According to McCain, he didn't recall ever having a previous conversation with Sir Andrew Wood, but may have met him before in passing. Chris Brose, a staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and David Kramer, a former assistant secretary of state with Russian expertise, joined McCain and Wood...
  • Hitler, Mussolini and FDR: The Secret History of a Mutual Admiration Society

    08/23/2018 7:08:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2018 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Editor's Note: This piece is adapted from D'Souza's new book Death of a Nation.We hear a lot today from progressives about how neo-Nazis support President Trump.  In reality this is questionable; no one has actually surveyed or queried neo-Nazis to find out if this is actually true.  Moreover, several leading neo-Nazis like Andrew Anglin, co-editor of the Daily Stormer, have leftist backgrounds.Even so, gullible people go along with the progressive allegation, because they have been taught that fascism and Nazism are “on the right.”    But are they?  We can throw light on this question by examining the mutual admiration society...
  • Trump Responds to Omarosa’s Attacks: “Lowlife. She’s a Lowlife.” – Video 8/11/18

    08/11/2018 4:39:54 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 45 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 11, 2018 | Brian
    Here is video of President Trump responding to a Press Pool question about Omarosa’s tell-all book that makes multiple salacious claims about President Trump during her time in the White House. Trump holds his hand to his mouth and says quietly, “Lowlife. She’s a lowlife.” Leave it to Donald Trump to share his view honestly and VERY directly! This is a key reason Donald Trump is President – He doesn’t take anything off anyone. He hits back, and hard when attacked. Every time. . . .
  • Omarosa Was Feared in the White House for Her Vengefulness. Now She’s Out to Prove Why.

    08/06/2018 7:52:19 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/6/18 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    When Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a star villain on Donald Trump’s reality TV show The Apprentice, worked in the Trump administration last year, other senior staffers—even some more senior than she was—feared her. And when she was ousted from the administration—in what White House officials described at the time as a “ruckus”—there was widespread relief that one of Trumpworld’s most vengeful figures was no longer around. But Omarosa is, if nothing, known for second acts. And, once more, she’s sparking headaches inside the administration. Her new book UNHINGED: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, is being viewed as an act...
  • Omarosa claims in new book she saw evidence of Trump’s ‘mental decline’

    08/02/2018 2:24:57 PM PDT · by grayboots · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/2/2018 | Justin Wise
    Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman said President Trump's mental decline "could not be denied" while he appeared for an interview with NBC News's Lester Holt in 2017, according to an excerpt in her new book obtained by The Daily Mail. "'While watching the interview I realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald's brain," she writes in "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," which is set to be released on Aug. 14. "His mental decline could not be denied.'" Manigault-Newman added that "many didn't notice it as keenly as I did because I...