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  • In Retrospect: Amity Shlaes’s brilliant history of 1960s welfare programs and the flawed vision that underpinned them

    01/18/2020 2:00:00 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 17, 2020 | Edward Short
    In Great Society: A New History, Amity Shlaes revisits the welfare programs of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations to show not only how misguided they were but also what a warning they present to those who wish to resurrect and extend such programs. “The contest between capitalism and socialism is on again,” the author writes in her introduction. Despite the Trump administration’s thriving economy, or perhaps because of it, Democratic Party progressives are calling for new welfare programs even more radical than those advocated in the 1960s by the socialist architect of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Michael Harrington....
  • The New York Public Library published a list of the most checked-out books of all time to celebrate its 125th year of existence

    01/15/2020 11:24:34 AM PST · by steveben · 27 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | 15 January 2020 | Viral Mag Team
    At the top of the list is a diverse children’s book titled ‘The Snowy Day’ about a boy enjoying the snowfall. Since being published back in 1962, it’s been checked-out a whopping 485,583 times! You’ll also be happy to know that mah homie Harry Potter, the incredibly talented Boy Who Lived, wizard extraordinaire, and slayer of evil forces, also made it to the top-10 list. Meanwhile, there are rumors floating about that the #1 slot would have been taken by a book other than ‘The Snowy Day.’
  • 2019: The Beginning of the End for the Progressive Left’s Narrative On Gender

    01/08/2020 11:17:41 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | January 7, 2020 | The Activist Mommy
    Just when it seemed as though the transgender movement was reaching a fever-pitch and it was becoming impossible to stand up to the zealous mob of trans-enthusiasts, it appears some celebrities may have found the secret to shutting them down and evading the dreaded “cancel culture” imposed on anyone who dares speak truth or reason. Perhaps this culture battle is not all but lost after all. Back in December, famed author J.K. Rowling tweeted her support for Maya Forstater, a former tax expert who lost her job at think tank Center for Global Development for declaring that men and women...
  • Here Are All the Books Donald Trump Recommended in 2019

    12/30/2019 12:41:49 PM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | December 29, 2019 | Matthew Dessem
    • Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency, by Andrew C. McCarthy. • The Case Against Socialism, by Rand Paul. • The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free, by Rich Lowry. • The Case for Trump, by Victor Davis Hanson. • Choosing the Extraordinary Life: God’s 7 Secrets for Success and Significance, by Robert Jeffress. • Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump, by George Papadopoulos. • Exonerated: The Failed Takedown of President Donald Trump by the Swamp,...
  • Barack Obama Lists Best Books And Movies Of 2019

    12/30/2019 10:51:21 AM PST · by steveben · 49 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | Dec. 30, 2019 | Viral Mag Team
    With 2019 coming to a close, everyone is listing their entertainment highlights of the year, but one of the most auspicious lists is this one posted by former US President Barack Obama
  • FLASHBACK: Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson Reveals He Was Hired to Investigate Trump in “Fall of 2015” – Claims Memos From Steele Dossier Made Their Way ‘Directly to Obama

    12/26/2019 10:42:34 PM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 10/14/2019 | Christina Laila
    Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson revealed in a new book titled, “Crime in Progress” which is set to be released next month that he was first hired to investigate Donald Trump “in the fall of 2015.” Simpson also claims that memos from the Christopher Steele dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton and her camp made its way directly “to President Obama.” Hillary Clinton and the DNC during the 2016 presidential election hid their payments to oppos research firm Fusion GPS and Steele through their law firm Perkins Coie. Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS who then paid former British spy Christopher...
  • Bill Clinton’s German Paymasters

    04/14/2008 4:46:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4-14-08 | John Rosenthal
    Apart from the sheer mass of the Clintons’ earnings, perhaps the most intriguing revelation contained in the release of the Clinton tax data last week was that Bill Clinton received a whopping $15 million advance in 2001 for what would become his autobiography, My Life. As even the New York Times noticed, this was significantly “larger than previously thought” — or, more exactly, than previously reported. For example, an August 7, 2001 article in the Times puts the figure vaguely at “over $10 million.” A Wall Street Journal report from the following day cites a more concrete figure of “close...
  • Book Allowing Kids to Contact ‘Demons’ to Be Sold at Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble

    12/03/2019 5:40:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | Dec, 3, 2019 | Gabriel Hays
    Well, this is disturbing. Major book retailers are encouraging kids to summon their own personal devils this Christmas. All they have to do is convince their loving parents to gift them the next best kids' book, A Children’s Book of Demons, sure to be a hit in kindergarten classrooms nationwide. LifeSiteNews reported that the book, written by Aaron Leighton, will instruct kids on how to “conjure gentle demons by writing their sigils, which serve as ‘a phone number’ straight to the spirit.” Heck, yeah. Remove the uncertainty that comes with old school Ouija boards and direct dial Satan and his...
  • 29 Books That Would Make an Excellent Christmas Gift

    11/29/2019 8:08:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 28, 2019 | Daniel Davis and Heritage Foundation contributors
    The Christmas season is here, which means the clock’s a-ticking to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Here are 29 books that our friends at The Heritage Foundation think you and your family will enjoy.
  • “When They Come for You”

    11/11/2019 5:05:15 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | November 11,2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    When They Come For You: How Police and Government are Trampling Our Liberties and How To Take Them Back It goes without saying that our government is responsible for a serious erosion of our Constitutional rights in recent years. Maybe it’s more accurate to say it has often gone without saying. Some of those most outspoken, historically, on these issues remain largely silent– or even take the other side in today’s Alice in Wonderland dynamic. Author and journalist David Kirby stands up where too many stay seated with his new expose: “When They Come For You: How Police and Government...
  • Whodunit in the Library: Someone Keeps Hiding the Anti-Trump Books

    11/10/2019 7:55:26 PM PST · by karpov · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 10. 2019 | Mike Baker
    COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — From her office next to the public computer terminals, Bette Ammon finds herself peering through a window to watch patrons moving through the Coeur d’Alene library’s nonfiction stacks. Someone has been hiding books lately — specifically, those that explore politics through a progressive lens, or criticize President Trump. They wind up misfiled in out-of-the-way corners where readers will be sure not to find them. “I am going to continue hiding these books in the most obscure places I can find to keep this propaganda out of the hands of young minds,” the mystery book relocator wrote...
  • Anonymous op-ed writer claims senior Trump officials considered resigning ...

    11/07/2019 8:02:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 07 2019 | Rachel Frazin
    Anonymous op-ed writer claims senior Trump officials considered resigning in 'midnight self-massacre:' book The writer of an anonymous New York Times op-ed last year is claiming in a new book that senior administration officials thought about quitting as a large group in a “midnight self-massacre,” but decided not to out of fear of destabilizing the government, The Washington Post reported. The Post obtained a copy of the book “A Warning” by the writer who is described as “a senior official in the Trump administration.” The person who wrote the book last year anonymously wrote an op-ed in The New York...
  • Book by ‘Anonymous’ describes Trump as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation

    11/07/2019 8:31:32 PM PST · by rintintin · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 7 2019 | Phil Rucker
    Senior Trump administration officials considered resigning en masse last year in a “midnight self-massacre” to sound a public alarm about President Trump’s conduct, but rejected the idea because they believed it would further destabilize an already teetering government, according to a new book by an unnamed author. In “A Warning” by Anonymous, obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its release, a writer described only as “a senior official in the Trump administration” paints a chilling portrait of the president as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation he was elected to lead.
  • Nobel Prizes In Literature Go To Olga Tokarczuk And Peter Handke

    10/10/2019 6:59:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | October 10, 2019 | Colin Dwyer
    In an unusual move, the Swedish Academy doled out Nobel Prizes in literature to two authors on Thursday: Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, who won the postponed 2018 award, and Austrian author Peter Handke, who won the prize for this year. The academy's permanent secretary, Mats Malm, announced the winners at a press briefing in Stockholm. Tokarczuk, 57, was recognized "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," according to the judges' citation, released Thursday. And judges said Handke, 76, won "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored...
  • A Push to Deny Muslims Religious Freedom Gains Steam

    09/23/2019 5:50:57 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 42 replies
    Religion and Politics ^ | July 16, 2019 | Aysha Khan
    Once a fringe argument restricted to extreme anti-Muslim corners of the internet, the idea that Islam is not actually a religion, and therefore does not qualify for religious liberty protections, has rapidly gained salience in mainstream public discourse in the U.S. among activists, media commentators, and lawmakers alike. In her new book, When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom, attorney Asma Uddin traces the assertion’s American origins from extreme right-wing activist spaces to the White House. A religious liberty expert and Senior Scholar with the Religious Freedom Center at the Freedom Forum Institute in Washington,...
  • Hillary, Chelsea Promote New Book on 'Gutsy' Women. Juanita Broaddrick Has Something to Say[tr]

    09/11/2019 4:28:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/9/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    In a short video clip promoting their new book, “The Book of Gusty Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience,” Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Rodham Clinton explained what they believed defined a “gusty” woman. While the tweet was liked more than 33,000 times, there are a number of comments criticizing their message, including one from Juanita Broaddrick. “Give me a damn break, Hilly,” she tweeted in response. “You wouldn’t know gutsy if it kicked you in the A$$. You’ve been shielded and protected all your life. Be assured, I will never give up telling the world about you and your...
  • Exclusive Excerpt — Michelle Malkin: ‘Open Borders, Inc: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?’

    09/08/2019 3:11:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Sep 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    The following is an exclusive excerpt from Michelle Malkin’s new book, Open Borders, Inc: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?, available Tuesday, September 10. *** The Illegal Alien Shelter Network Operating in Plain Sight from Central America, across Mexico, and into the U.S. To fully appreciate the manufacturing of the 2018–2019 invasions of our southern border, you must first understand this: Pueblo Sin Fronteras is just one cog in the well-oiled, illegal-alien caravan-generating machine. Let’s start with what open-borders advocates themselves call their “Underground Railroad” of migrant safe houses that extend across Central America, through Mexico, and up and into the U.S…...
  • Gorsuch: Americans should remember political opponents 'love this country as much as we do'

    09/07/2019 9:32:41 AM PDT · by be-baw · 132 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 7, 2019 | JESSICA CAMPISI
    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in a newly released interview laments a lack of civility in the country while demurring on political questions involving President Trump. Gorsuch told The Associated Press for a story published Saturday that Americans should remember that their political opponents “love this country as much as we do." snip Gorsuch has conducted a series of interviews as the 52-year-old conservative justice makes the rounds to promote his new book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It,” which is slated for release Tuesday. snip As one of the court’s most conservative members, Gorsuch praised federal judges who...
  • 10 Simple Ways to Get Back into Reading Again

    08/29/2019 2:27:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 100 replies
    Up until the last thirty years or so, reading was the most common form of entertainment. These days, technology has been steadily replacing the entertainment of reading a good book. According to a statistic from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Center for Educational Statistics, fewer than half (48 percent) of adult Americans read literature for pleasure. Reading on a regular basis, however, provides amazing benefits to the health of our brain and our mental well-being. Reading has the power to reduce stress, whereas other forms of media tend to increase stress. TV and the Internet require...
  • Mattis swipes at Trump, warns of ‘storm clouds gathering’ amid fractured alliances

    08/28/2019 7:35:02 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 66 replies
    fox ^ | 08/28/2019 | Brooke Singman
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took several implicit swipes at President Trump’s leadership in an op-ed published Wednesday, warning about the fallout from fractured alliances and increasing divisiveness under the current administration. Mattis’ comments were included in a lengthy essay adapted from a forthcoming book and published in The Wall Street Journal. They amount to the most extensive remarks from him about his time in the Trump administration since he quietly resigned in January.