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  • 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...
  • Daughter of famed sci-fi author reveals sexual horrors she suffered growing up in LGBT home

    02/08/2018 9:07:11 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 98 replies ^ | February 8, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    February 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The daughter of famed science fiction author Marion Zimmer Bradley has written an autobiographical account revealing the horrors of growing up in a home raised by LGBT parents who repeatedly sexually abused her and her brothers. “I have heard all the customary protestations. ‘Your parents were evil because they were evil, not because they were gay,’ but I disagree,” writes Moira Greyland in her new book, The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon. “The underlying problem is a philosophical one that is based on beliefs that are not only common to gay culture but...
  • Judicial Watch Sues For FBI Docs on Comey Book Deal, Coordination on Comey Testimony before Senate

    02/08/2018 8:03:22 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/8/2018 | ADMIN
    Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for FBI records about former Director James Comey’s book, which he signed to write in August 2017 and is set for publication in April 2018 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice, (No. 1:18-cv-00220)). The suit also seeks records of communications between Comey and the FBI prior to and regarding Comey’s controversial June 2017 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Judicial Watch filed suit on January 31 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Justice Department failed to...
  • Rumbling tummy? It doesn't mean you need to eat - it's your gut cleaning itself! (trunc)

    02/04/2018 10:21:18 AM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 25 May 2015 | GIULIA ENDERS
    What happens to food after we've eaten? The ins and outs of digestion are not normally considered suitable for polite conversation. But we should know more about what goes on according to a new book by 25-year-old microbiologist Giulia Enders. Gut: The Inside Story Of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ, is already a bestseller in her native Germany. And it makes eye-opening reading, as this extract reveals... From the minute we take our first bite of food, enzymes in saliva start breaking it down. Tiny openings on our cheek secrete saliva even at the thought of food. It has a...
  • New Book: McCabe Initiated White House Meeting That Led To Leak

    01/29/2018 7:54:16 AM PST · by Steven W. · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/29/2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    The FBI’s top brass initiated conversations with a White House official that were quickly leaked to CNN, according to a new book. Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe asked to speak privately with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus following a February 2017 intelligence briefing. The scene is described in “Media Madness,” Howard Kurtz’s new book on the press and its relationship with the Trump administration. McCabe said he asked for the meeting to tell Priebus that “everything” in a New York Times story ... was “bullsh-t.” ... McCabe claimed to want Priebus to know the FBI’s perspective that this...
  • It Begins: ‘Secret Empires’ Book Set to Rock Official Washington

    01/29/2018 7:48:54 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | REBECCA MANSOUR
    The author who wrote Clinton Cash and sparked an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation is preparing to launch his highly anticipated investigative follow-up—a book that appears it will be every bit as explosive as his last. 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),...
  • Justice Scalia Found Trump 'Fascinating' and 'Refreshing'

    01/15/2018 7:18:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | January 15, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia was a fan of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Bryan Garner a friend and now biographer of Scalia told The Wall Street Journal Monday.Garner, a long-time literary collaborator with Scalia and friend, said that the late justice “thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank.”He had spent two weeks in 2016 traveling with Justice Scalia through several Asian countries just a week before his death.Garner added that while Scalia liked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, “he was fascinated by the fact that Trump was so...
  • Have you read “Fire and Fury” yet? No… the other one

    01/10/2018 6:43:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot ^ | January 10, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Confession time. I have not read the new Michael Wolff book, nor do I expect it to make its way to the top of my already extensive list of books I want to get around to reading. From what I’ve seen in various reviews and interviews I’m not missing out on much, but plenty of other people are snapping it up. Unfortunately for some of them, they didn’t look into the details very closely and wound up ordering a different tome by author Randall Hansen. His book, Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945 has experienced a surge...
  • Author of 'Fire & FURY' Book Admits He Didn't Interview ANY Of the Trump Administration

    01/09/2018 12:53:09 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 28 replies ^ | 1/9/2017 | POTUS Trump MAGA
    Author of 'Fire & FURY' Book Admits He Didn't Interview ANY Of the Trump Administration Michael Wolff admitted Monday that he did not interview Vice President Mike Pence or any Cabinet members, though some of the more incendiary claims in his book “Fire and Fury” are credited to Cabinet members. The book is dominating the news cycle and claims to portray life “inside the Trump White House.” He made the admission on “CBS This Morning.” As CNBC reporter John Harwood put it, many of President Donald Trump’s top officials are reported to have said particularly nasty things about the president....
  • THE LAST CLOSET, a Review of Moira Greyland's Book

    01/08/2018 4:46:01 PM PST · by tbw2 · 14 replies
    Vox Day's Blog ^ | 12/13/2017 | Vox Day
    THE LAST CLOSET: The Dark Side of Avalon is a brutal tale of a harrowing childhood. It is the true story of predatory adults preying on the innocence of children without shame, guilt, or remorse. It is an eyewitness account of how high-minded utopian intellectuals, unchecked by law, tradition, religion, or morality, can create a literal Hell on Earth. THE LAST CLOSET is also an inspiring story of survival. It is a powerful testimony to courage, to hope, and to faith. It is the story of Moira Greyland, the only daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley and convicted child molester Walter...
  • Former Secret Service Agent Spills How Clinton’s Sex Trysts Endangered Lives

    A just published tell-all book from a former Secret Service officer details how former President Bill Clinton’s allegedly obsessive out-of-marriage relationships endangered the lives of Secret Service officers. Gary J. Byrne, who was assigned to protect Clinton during his White House years, wonders whether “Clinton’s sordid personal affairs worth and officer’s life” as the president often tried to visit his “well-known and lesser-known mistresses.” During one of Clinton’s trysts, another Secret Service agent almost lost his life in a motorcade crash, the Washington Examiner notes. Byrne writes in “Secrets of the Secret Service: The History and Uncertain Future of the...
  • ‘Jane Bond?’: Prime Minister Calls for Woman to Portray Iconic Playboy Spy

    12/28/2017 10:30:32 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/28/2017 | Virginia Hale
    Fictional Cold War warrior James Bond should be played by a woman, Theresa May has said, hailing the new female Doctor Who as a victory for “girl power”. Speaking on a flight to Cyprus last week, where she gave a Christmas address to troops at RAF Akrotiri, the prime minister revealed she was a fan of the BBC science fiction show Doctor Who, and lauded the public broadcaster’s decision to cast Jodie Whittaker in the iconic time traveller’s role. “I think it’s a great move forward for girl power that there is going to be a female Doctor Who. And...
  • What Books Did You Get for Christmas?

    12/25/2017 8:34:15 AM PST · by Psalm 73 · 68 replies
    Psalm 73 | 12/25/2017 | Self
    Some of us LOVE getting books, especially for Christmas. There's something special about unwrapping a book on Christmas morning - and enjoy sharing with others. I rarely post anything, (maybe ten articles in 16 years on Free Republic), but thought this would be a good time for book-lovers to share what we received this morning. Merry Christmas!
  • The Conservative and Libertarian Fiction Alliance is holding a Christmas sale

    12/24/2017 1:27:29 PM PST · by tbw2 · 1 replies
    Frank Luke's blog ^ | 12/21/2017 | Frank Luke
    CLFA Stocking Stuffer Sale! All of these books by conservative and libertarian authors are free or 99 cents this week.