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  • Vanity - McCain & Comey, two birds of a feather, books fail.

    05/15/2018 12:39:37 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 16 replies
    Amazon Book best seller list, Comey, #16 & falling, McCain, (book not released until May 22nd) #22 & falling fast. So much for these two (soul brothers) in crime. Bargain Book we come.
  • ‘The Great Revolt’: Mighty Trump voters are now reshaping politics

    05/08/2018 4:35:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/8/2018 | Jennifer Harper
    The mighty Trump voter gets some significant analysis. “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics,” by astute syndicated columnist Salena Zito and veteran GOP strategist Brad Todd arrives Tuesday, revealing the authentic spirit and iron-willed determination of some 63 million voters who brought President Trump victory at the polls in 2016. “Trump’s candidacy would not only defy conventional labeling; the coalition it attracted would be forged on an entirely new axis, welding together the conservative bloc that had become almost chemically opposed to Hillary Clinton with an emerging populist cohort that voted based on its assessment of...
  • Name one book that helped to change your life

    05/01/2018 3:18:41 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 286 replies
    Here's one that definitely influenced me: "Red Planet" by Robert A. Heinlein. It's the first novel I can recall reading, around age 8 or so. It was the start of a lifelong love of speculative fiction, and Heinlein's Libertarian(ish) philosophy certainly put its imprint on me. (The main chsracter's father discusses getting a pistol permit for his daughter. The grandfather chimes in:) "That a free citizen should have to go before a committee, hat in hand, and pray for permission to bear arms - fantastic! Arm your daughter, sir, and pay no attention to petty bureaucrats."
  • Book Review: The Red Chief by Ion Idriess, 1953

    04/27/2018 11:07:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
     THE RED CHIEF AS TOLD BY THE LAST OF HIS TRIBE by Ion L. Idriess,  ANGUS AND ROBERTSON SYDNEY - LONDON, 1953 226 pages. The Red Chief by Ion L. Idriess is about a legendary Australian aboriginal chief that lived from about 1650 to 1745, long before any European presence. His life and times were passed down in oral history, from what may have been the last full blood of his tribe, to Senior Sargent John P. Ewing, mentioned in Gunneday in 1886.  (1829-1911) The recounting of the stories about Cumbo Gunnerah were conscientiously written down from about a...
  • GQ faces backlash over inclusion of Bible in list of '21 Books You Don't Have to Read'

    04/23/2018 3:42:10 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    WJLA ^ | 04/23/18 | Lindsey Leake
    The Bible isn't required reading -- according to GQ. The magazine is facing criticism after it included The Good Book in its list of "21 Books You Don't Have to Read" last week. Compiled by GQ editors, the post laments that "the Great Books" aren't all they're cracked up to be: "Some are racist and some are sexist, but most are just really, really boring." "Census" author Jesse Ball says the Bible (No. 12 on the list) is highly rated by people who claim to live by it but haven't actually read the tome. "Those who have read it know...
  • Publishers turn backs on 'macho' heroes for new generation of male role models (Trunc)

    04/21/2018 8:59:03 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018 | BRIDIE PEARSON-JONES
    Publishers are moving away from 'macho' heroes in non-fiction books for boys and moving towards an 'alternative type of hero' who to those who 'checks their privilege'. It comes following impressive sales of books that empower young women, such as Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls which has sold more than a million copies worldwide. The publishers aim to move away from the 'stereotypical idea of masculinity' and action-men style heroes such as Prince Charming and will instead focus on stories of real-life heroes such as Usain Bolt and James Harrison, a blood donor"
  • New Book: Hillary Clinton Staff Worked to ‘Maximize’ Candidate Donald Trump in GOP Primary

    04/20/2018 12:59:51 PM PDT · by ethom · 55 replies ^ | 2:38 pm, April 20th, 2018 | by Rachel Dicker |
    New York Times reporter Amy Chozick has further evidence that the Hillary Clinton campaign wanted President Donald Trump to win the Republican primary. In her new book, Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, Chozick reports that Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook was looking for ways to improve Trump’s chances of winning the primary in a crowded pool of candidates including Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Jeb Bush. Chozick writes: “An agenda for an upcoming campaign meeting sent by [Campaign Manager] Robby Mook’s office asked, ‘How do we maximize Trump?’” She explains further that when...
  • The New York Times Best-Seller List: Another Reason Americans Don’t Trust the Media

    04/17/2018 8:04:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/17/2018 | Dennis Prager
    The newspaper’s ‘fake news’ about books About half the American people do not believe the mainstream media tell the truth. They believe the media are more interested in promoting their left-wing views than reporting the truth.I am, I note with sadness, a member of that half.Here is but one more example: the New York Times best-seller list.As a writer (who, for the record, had a previous book on that list), I have long known it isn’t a best-seller list, and I don’t pay attention to it. But I paid attention last week to see whether my recently published book, which...
  • Jonah Goldberg’s "Suicide Of The West"

    04/16/2018 3:17:44 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 41 replies ^ | 4-16-19 | John Sexton
    Jonah Goldberg has a new book coming out next week and today National Review published a lengthy piece adapted from the book. There’s a tremendous amount to unpack in this piece so I won’t even try to do it justice in a single blog post, but there is an idea here that really struck me as insightful and worthwhile: Conservatism is a form of gratitude. There’s a foundation to this idea. According to Goldberg, we’re living through a historical “miracle” brought about by the triumph of liberal-Democratic capitalism. On any longer time scale, Goldberg points out, our current lives are...
  • Trump said Jared Kushner 'looks like a little boy, like a child': Book

    04/03/2018 12:47:39 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 2, 2018
    President Trump said that his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "looks like a little boy, like a child," a new book claims. Author Ronald Kessler interviewed Trump, members of the president's family, and many current and former White House officials for The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game, which was released Monday. Kessler wrote that Trump made the demeaning reference to Kushner while watching him on television in the company of other aides.
  • How Hillary Clinton Consoled Sobbing Huma Abedin Over Disgraced Husband Anthony Weiner

    03/28/2018 10:26:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 62 replies
    People ^ | 3/21/2018 | Sam Gilette
    Eleven days before the November 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton was shocked when she learned that the FBI had reopened the investigation into her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. But instead of falling apart, a new book reveals that the presidential candidate comforted her top aide, Huma Abedin, who was sobbing because her then-husband, disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, was to blame. “It was wrenching to watch the pain this news caused Huma,” writes the former head of communications for Clinton’s campaign, Jennifer Palmieri, in her upcoming book, Dear Madam President: An...
  • Book Report : Secret Empires By: Peter Schwietzer

    03/26/2018 3:28:21 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 24 replies ^ | Peter Schwietzer
    Heard Buck Sexton interview with Peter Schwietzer talking about this book. Had no idea the Hunter Biden $1B deals??? Makes one wonder if all the Russia Trump accusations are intended to steer attention away from this book? I have not read the book yet but after hearing this interview it is on my list. If you have read it please post your review here.
  • How Huma told Hillary reopened FBI probe was Weiner’s fault

    03/22/2018 7:22:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    Huma Abedin broke down in tears in front of her boss, Hillary Clinton, when she learned that her sext-happy husband Anthony Weiner’s computer was the reason the FBI reopened its probe into Clinton’s emails so close to the 2016 election, according to a new report. “He is going to kill me,” Abedin sobbed, referring to Weiner. Clinton — who herself should have been crying at the news just days before Americans went to the polls that Nov. 8 — hugged Abedin and managed to calm her down. The tableau comes from a new book, “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter...
  • John Oliver Attacks Mike Pence Over Harmless Bunny Book

    03/20/2018 8:14:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | March 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Second lady Karen Pence and her daughter Charlotte Pence published a children's book this week about their pet bunny Marlon Bundo, who offers readers a glimpse into a day in the life of the vice president. Charlotte penned the poetry in the book, while Mrs. Pence drew the illustrations. I had the chance to speak with them about the project a few weeks ago. They were excited for the opportunity to share their talents and to offer a fun educational lesson on the office of the vice presidency. They also dished on what an honor it is to serve.While bunny...
  • It Begins: ‘Secret Empires’ Book Set to Rock Official Washington

    03/19/2018 10:35:37 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 29, 2018 | Rebecca Mansour
    On Monday, publishing giant HarperCollins released the book cover of Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer’s forthcoming book, Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends. While little is known about the book’s contents, five images on the book’s cover suggest that Schweizer’s next targets may include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), former Vice President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • James Comey warns Trump: The American people will 'soon' be able to judge... [blah, blah]

    03/17/2018 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 112 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Former FBI Director James Comey shot a message at President Trump after his former deputy Andrew McCabe was fired, warning that "the American people will hear my story very soon," "And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not," he added in a terse tweet. Comey has a book coming out next month and a planned media tour to go along with it.
  • 'A Wrinkle in Time' ditches the book's explicit Christian references — and the movie really[tr]

    03/10/2018 12:25:36 PM PST · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Insider ^ | 3/9/2018 | Kim Renfro
    Disney's big-budget adaptation of the best-selling novel "A Wrinkle in Time" falters in many of the same ways the book does— but there was one major change made in the movie from the novel. The film's version of events strips away explicit mention of God or religion, instead trimming down the central conflict to one between "evil" and "light." Though the film adaptation has several critical flaws — namely pacing and an off-kilter wobble between too much exposition and then not enough — the removal of L'Engle's religious overtones leads to a key issue. By removing the religious themes, the...
  • New Book Outlines Trump's Supposed Threat to Democracy

    03/04/2018 6:29:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | March 4, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    Two political scientists specializing in how democracies decay and die have compiled four warning signs to determine if a political leader is a dangerous authoritarian. The leader shows only a weak commitment to democratic rules.He or she denies the legitimacy of opponents.He or she tolerates violence.He or she shows some willingness to curb civil liberties or the media. “A politician who meets even one of these criteria is cause for concern,” Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, both professors at Harvard, write in their important new book.“With the exception of Richard Nixon, no major-party presidential candidate met even one of these...
  • Florida Shooting Survivors Eyeing Book Deals to Push Gun Message

    02/27/2018 2:57:59 PM PST · by iowamark · 34 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/27/18
    Some of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High are planning on using their newfound star power to get their gun control message out ... through a good page-turner. Sources tell TMZ that at least two of the outspoken survivors have been in talks with publishers for book deals. The deals haven't been inked ... the students are in the meeting phase with book honchos. We're also told that some of the students have been getting help from high-profile publicists to field requests and schedule media appearances. A lot of these kids have been all over the news lately, so...
  • School removes ‘Huckleberry Finn,' ‘To Kill a Mockingbird' from curriculum

    02/09/2018 6:48:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | February 9, 2018 | Bob D'Angelo
    DULUTH, Minn. - Students taking English classes in a Minnesota city will no longer have to read two American classics or write reports about them, the Duluth News Tribune reported. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which contain racial slurs, will no longer be required reading for students in the Duluth Public School district’s English classes next fall. However, the books are not banned: They will be available in the school as optional reading for students, the News Tribune reported. The decision comes two months after a Virginia school temporarily banned the two novels after a...