Keyword: books

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Need Gift Ideas? Here’s Nine Books That Needs to Be on Any Freedom-Lover’s Shelf

    12/15/2017 8:09:49 AM PST · by iowamark · 25 replies
    Americans for Prosperity ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Brandon Osgood
    The holidays are upon us, and Christmas shopping is in full swing. If you’re stumped about what to get for a fellow freedom-lover in your life, we’ve got you covered. Our trainers recommended some of their favorite book gift ideas that would make a thoughtful present or a friend, family member, or fellow activist. 1. “The Righteous Mind” by Jonathan Haidt In it, Haidt helps explain why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians think differently about issues. He also argues why we should be more willing to entertain diverse viewpoints and understand why people believe what they believe. As an activist, understanding...
  • Chicago boy, 4, reads 100 books in one day, parents stream on Facebook

    12/11/2017 7:59:07 AM PST · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    ABC& Chicago ^ | 12/10/2017 | Karen Jordan
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- In one day, a 4-year-old Chicago boy read 100 books, including his favorites about Ninja turtles and dogs. As Caleb Green's reading marathon got started on Saturday, his parents decided to stream it on Facebook Live. He got a couple thousand views from people as far away as Florida. And every time he finished 10 books, he did a little dance. "I like to read and I want to read some more like my sister," Caleb said. When Caleb first told his parents about his goal, they scoured their bookshelves. When they came up short, some friends...
  • A Christmas Story That Unites While Stressing Not To Be Afraid to Say 'Merry Christmas'

    12/05/2017 6:08:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 5, 2017 | Douglas MacKinnon
    A couple of years ago, I sat down with a minister to talk about why so many people were not only losing faith, but literally walking away from their houses of worship and their faith. We both agreed it was a growing crisis with multiple negative consequences. He felt that more and more people were simply losing faith in their “leadership.” Be that political, corporate, or faith-based leadership. They saw and heard from leaders who continually “talked the talk but never personally walked the walk.” He also felt that the basic needs for joy, hope, faith, and a simple human...
  • Need Ideas for Good Political Book to Give for Christmas

    11/28/2017 5:02:38 AM PST · by LoveUSA · 67 replies
    My Inquiring Mind | N/A | N/A
    Hi Fellow Freepers! I'm looking for some good political book ideas to give as gifts for Christmas. I'm particularly interested in books that will be helpful when debating liberals, progressives, and anti-American millennials.Your input will be greatly appreciated!
  • Looking for a good book about the Constitution and its amendments (vanity)

    11/17/2017 1:11:39 PM PST · by Dr. Zzyzx · 44 replies
    None | 11.17.2017 | Me
    I'd like to study the Constitution and its amendments in greater depth to learn of the historical circumstances and reasoning that led to each amendment's ratification as well as some of the significant case law that has since stemmed from each one. As I've searched for a good book, it seems a lot of them are written by people who have a liberal slant and hence, whose judgment I don't trust. Can any of you recommend a well-rounded, reasonably understandable book that is written by someone with a more conservative mind? Any suggestions along that line would be appreciated. Thanks.
  • Making Fiction Great Again! 'MAGA 2020 & Beyond' Hits Bookshelves

    11/13/2017 12:20:37 PM PST · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 11/13/2017 | Megan Fox
    For years we conservatives have complained impotently about the derailing culture and lack of entertainment choices, and yet, which one of us stepped up to fill the void? We watched literature join the dumpster fire that is modern culture and cried tears of helplessness. But no more. Take heart, for men and women of action have arrived! Superversive Press, whose controversial Forbidden Thoughts anthology captured our attention in January 2017, has been hard at work to turn the tide. According to their latest press release, "With published books by two Dragon Award nominees, and more works prepared for release in...
  • "Suggestions" mostly Leftist pulp

    10/31/2017 11:26:34 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 2 replies
    "Capitalism Dies in Ignorance"-Jonah KyleMy new quote is dedicated to the anti-homage of Jeff Bezos, lead candidate to become the post-Constitutional overlord of what used to be America, is a proven cronyist who clearly sees the endgame of a soft coup that destroys America and capitalism. I don't normally comment on private business, but is starting to morph into suppressing conservative and even moderate American principles. Disclosure: I do have an Amazon account, though I have not used it for purchase the past couple of years, so my browsers had been logging into them automatically for that time. This...
  • NYT Reporter: Thumbs Up for 'Trenchant Satire' 'To Kill the President', Excuses Lefty Hate

    10/21/2017 3:17:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Clay Waters
    New York Times reporter Dan Bilefsky devoted a long review-interview in Saturday Arts to left-wing British journalist Jonathan Freedland’s "trenchant satire" novel about the assassinating of a president, “Trump Is Stranger Than Fiction.” He dutifully passed along the suggestion that such assassination porn was inevitable “when the top guy in the White House appears to be recklessly lurching toward global destruction....” Bilefsky, a foreign reporter for the paper, has previously blamed Brexit for hate crimes, but betrays no concern that this novel may provoke in similar fashion, and registers nothing objectionable about the epidemic of imagined presidential assassinations among liberal...
  • The Dr. Seuss Museum doesn’t seem to have a problem with the First Lady

    10/01/2017 5:22:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | October 1, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this week John touched on the festival of hot takes surrounding Liz Phipps Soeiro, the librarian at Cambridgeport Elementary School who attempted to refuse a donation of Dr. Seuss books from First Lady Melania Trump. I specify “attempted” because it turned out that the school board stepped in and said it wasn’t her call to begin with. That hot mess should have come and gone fairly quickly, but it turns out that there was another chapter of the story to be written.The Mayor of the town where Dr. Seuss (actually Theodor Geisel) was born decided to add some balance...
  • Diamond And Silk Rip Librarian a new one for Rejecting The Dr Seuss books sent by...

    09/30/2017 4:57:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | September 30, 2017 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond And Silk Rip Librarian a new one for Rejecting The Dr Seuss books sent by Melania Trump
  • Mayor fires back after librarian calls Dr. Seuss book cliche

    09/29/2017 8:58:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 29, 2017 | The Associated Press
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The mayor of Dr. Seuss' hometown fired back at a school librarian on Thursday who called the children's author's books "racist" and "cliche" in rejecting a donation of them from Melania Trump. The comments of Cambridge Public Schools librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro were "political correctness at its worst," Springfield, Massachusetts, Mayor Domenic Sarno said in a statement. "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, I think her comments stink and are ridiculous towards our beloved Dr. Seuss," he said. Dr. Seuss, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, was born and raised in Springfield.....
  • School district says it ‘didn't authorize’ librarian’s letter rejecting books donated by Melania

    09/28/2017 7:05:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 28, 2017 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Officials at Cambridge Public Schools are distancing the district from a letter penned by a school librarian rejecting books donated by first lady Melania Trump. In the blog post, published Tuesday on the Horn Book, Liz Phipps Soeiro, a library media specialist at the district’s Cambridgeport School, began by thanking the first lady for the 10 Dr. Seuss books sent to her school “for its high standards of excellence.” But she went on to explain why they would not be keeping the gifted titles. “Cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit are suffering through expansion, privatization, and school ‘choice’ with no...
  • Cambridge Public Schools Librarian to Return Book Donation by FLOTUS Melania Trump

    09/27/2017 4:24:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Patch ^ | September 27, 2017 | Dana Forsythe
    A Cambridge Public Schools librarian has explained why her class won't be keeping a donation of books donated by First Lady Melania Trump. In an open letter on the book review site, Horn Book, elementary school librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro explained that her school already has thousands of books and postured that there were schools in greater need of the donation. She also took the opportunity to criticize the policies of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Soeiro criticized the choice of donated books as well. "So, my school doesn’t have a NEED for these books. And then there’s the matter...
  • Former Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri has book deal

    09/27/2017 4:34:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | September 27, 2017 | Hillel Italie, The Associated Press
    Hillary Clinton's former director of communications has her own story to tell. Jennifer Palmieri is working on a "book of lessons" for future women leaders, Grand Central Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book is called "Dear Madam President," an "open letter" drawing upon Palmieri's experience in politics, including her time with Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and her years as communications director during the Obama administration. Grand Central plans to release "Dear Madam President" on March 27. "'Dear Madam President' empowers and emboldens women to reach for the top rung in any situation, using informative insider stories and...
  • RU reacts to Hillary Clinton coming to Roosevelt (FReep possible in Chicago?)

    09/24/2017 9:42:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Torch ^ | September 24, 2017 | Vanessa Leal
    Starting this September, Hillary Clinton will be touring the U.S. and Canada to promote her latest book, “What Happened,” in which she talks about her experiences during the 2016 presidential elections. The exciting news is her stage in Chicago will be the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, speaking on Oct. 30. Although it is not an event promoted by RU, it is a big deal to have Hillary Clinton speaking in the campus. Students are interested in attending but the average ticket goes for $200, which may be too much for some RU students. “I think it is pretty cool...
  • Controversial Antifa Expert Prefers ‘Social Revolution’ to ‘Terrorist Group’

    09/12/2017 10:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Bedford + Bowery ^ | September 12, 2017 | Mary Reinholz
    Bluestockings bookstore quickly filled to capacity last night for Mark Bray, a former Occupy Wall Street organizer turned Dartmouth history lecturer who is making waves with the publication of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. Soon after its release last month, the president of Dartmouth rebuked him in a strongly worded statement after Bray, appearing on “Meet the Press,” expressed support for the sometimes violent tactics of Antifa, that mysterious network of masked anarchists, socialists, communists and varied others who have clashed with white supremacists and neo-Nazis, tragically in Charlottesville. About 100 of Dartmouth’s faculty then attacked the president for criticizing their...
  • Book Review: "The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun" - by Matthew Bracken

    08/23/2017 9:26:32 AM PDT · by MeganC · 34 replies
    Vanity-self ^ | July 17, 2017 | Matthew Bracken
    One of our very own FReepers wrote a book called, "The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun", which was released last month. I ordered it and read it and hope you'll bear with me as I offer my review of the book. First, I do not know Matthew outside of Free Republic and I'm getting nothing for doing this review. The story takes place at some point in the future. Maybe a decade from now, maybe twenty years from now. The world has faced a crisis in which fiat currencies like the dollar and the Euro have fallen and trade is done...
  • Assistant Principal Removed for Authoring Pepe the Frog Children's Book

    08/18/2017 9:47:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    An assistant principal was removed from his position at the Rodriguez Middle School in Denton, Texas after it was discovered he wrote a children’s book starring the controversial internet meme character Pepe the Frog. In Eric Hauser’s 54-page illustrated story, titled The Adventures of Pepe and Pede, the anthropomorphic frog protagonist Pepe and his centipede friend Pede work together to rid their local swamp of the antagonist Alkah, a bearded alligator who has brought chaos to the entire Wishington Farm. To vanquish their deceitful foe, Pepe and Pede throw magical buds from their farm’s Honesty Tree, apparently red-pilling the alligator...
  • 24 Novels That Are Crying Out To Be Turned Into A TV Series

    08/15/2017 10:03:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jamie Jones
    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which books need to be turned into TV Shows. Here are some of the best responses...
  • A Black Lives Matter founder on its evolution, future — and Trump

    08/11/2017 12:36:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Metro ^ | August 10, 2017 | Nikki M. Mascali
    In four years, Black Lives Matter went from a hashtag about social injustice to a full-fledged global civil rights movement. Metro spoke with Patrisse Cullors, who cofounded Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013, about its evolution, fighting racism in the age of Trump, her upcoming memoir and what saying “all lives matter” really means. What is the biggest misconception you find people have about Black Lives Matter? Patrisse Cullors: That we just started a hashtag. That it isn’t a sophisticated set of ideas that would lead to a larger strategy to build out, a powerful...