by John Wasik
The Audacity of Help unrolls the blueprints and looks at how the packages passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama will affect healthcare, education, the environment, energy, taxes, and more.
You Don't Know Me details over one hundred cases of sexual misconduct by Republican officials, office holders, and ideological supporters. In addition to augmenting the public's knowledge of infamous scandals of recent times, the book unearths a multitude of other instances of Republican sexual waywardness, most criminal in nature.
Pennsylvania Avenue, the 1.2-mile stretch between the White House and the Capitol, is where the influential and ambitious congregate. Through stories of party strategists, moneymen, policy-makers, fixers, socialites, lobbyists, spinners, dealmakers, and more, Harwood and Seib explore the great political transformations that have altered the relationship between Americans and their government.
In A More Perfect Constitution, Larry Sabato persuasively argues that, while much of the Constitution should remain sacred, some crucial revisions are essential to restore equity for ordinary citizens, for until some of its outmoded provisions are reformed, we will continue to have more of the same political stagnation.
Forget the neoconservatives. As the Democrats retake Washington and progressives think they can pull the U.S. back from the brink, Stephen Marshall's up close and personal investigation finds that the biggest threat to Western democracy is the U.S. liberal elite.
Have you ever secretly felt that you would do a better job of running the country than the people in charge now? Well, the truth is, you're right.
Scandals. Lies. A breathtaking disregard for federal laws. How on earth do the Republicans keep winning? Easy: They've got a Playbook.
In Static, the brother-sister team of Amy Goodman, host of the popular international TV and radio news hour Democracy Now!, and investigative journalist David Goodman takes on government liars, corporate profiteers, and the media that have acted as their cheerleaders.
Which cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes best promote democracy, social justice, and prosperity? How can we use the forces that shape cultural change, such as religion, child-rearing practices, education, and political leadership?