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The Absentee Ballot By Hope Marin
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The Absentee Ballot is the story of my four-year journey into a liberal inferno. I had been on many unforgettable Italian vacations saturated with history, art and the world’s finest cuisine,... More > but I was left unprepared for what turned out to be a life’s lesson in the perils of socialism, or what we in America call liberalism. As a graduate in Sociology, I had anticipated the cultural differences and embraced them. But I was shocked by Italy’s over-taxation, immigration policies and those European realities that had been mischaracterized by the American media. With each ring of the inferno, I was faced with different issues crucial to both Europeans and Americans. Recent polls indicate an American indifference to affairs beyond their borders. But before voting in office proponents of socialized medicine, higher taxes and powerful unions, it’s crucial to understand how, if elected, those policies would affect your life. Allow my European parables to foreshadow your future governed by Democrats.< Less
The Absentee Ballot By Hope Marin
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The Absentee Ballot is the story of my four-year journey into a liberal inferno. I had been on many unforgettable Italian vacations saturated with history, art and the world’s finest cuisine,... More > but I was left unprepared for what turned out to be a life’s lesson in the perils of socialism, or what we in America call liberalism. As a graduate in Sociology, I had anticipated the cultural differences and embraced them. But I was shocked by Italy’s over-taxation, immigration policies and those European realities that had been mischaracterized by the American media. With each ring of the inferno, I was faced with different issues crucial to both Europeans and Americans. Recent polls indicate an American indifference to affairs beyond their borders. But before voting in office proponents of socialized medicine, higher taxes and powerful unions, it’s crucial to understand how, if elected, those policies would affect your life. Allow my European parables to foreshadow your future governed by Democrats.< Less
The Bodacious Ballot Box Burglary By Eileen Brand
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This fascinating memoir divulges the inside story of bizarre events that propelled the author’s husband to prison in a bitter union power struggle. It discloses the wheels within wheels that... More > spun through the weird Goodyear Aircraft ballot box burglary in 1943. Unique individuals populate a dynamic era: - Labor titans Mother Jones and Joe Hill, John L. Lewis, Harry Bridges, Walter Reuther. - J. Edgar Hoover’s effect on paupers and presidents. - The Phi Beta Kappa All-American football player, magnificent singer/ actor barred from attending performances in theaters where he had starred. Bodacious depicts problems of anti-Semitism, racism; workers’ struggles; military-industrial depredations and budget devastation; endless warfare. Zest, humor, humanitarian concerns enliven this personal, controversial book. It includes surgical trauma of the author’s childhood, life on the farm, university education, Depression, World War II, labor today, and helping each other help ourselves.< Less
Ballots from the Dead By J.J. Tindall
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Remarkably engaging, literate, provocative and funny poems by acclaimed Chicago poet J.J. Tindall, selected from his residency at the Beachwood Reporter, Chicago's most distinguished online journal... More > of politics and culture. “Gifted lyric-ranconteur J.J. Tindall’s style is pure quicksilver. It glides unpredictably from ecstatic Beat testimony to Raymond Carver-esque elevation of the ordinary to the sublime.” Listen.com “Low on pretension and high on conversational accessibility. Similar artists: Charles Bukowski, Jim Carroll.” Real.com< Less
Making Democracy Fair: The mathematics of voting and apportionment By Michael de Villiers, Leslie Johnson Nielsen
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How do you know if an election is fair? Or if the result truly represents the choice of the people? In Making Democracy Fair students use elementary mathematical methods to explore different kinds of... More > ballots, election decision procedures, and apportionment methods. In the first half of the book, students are introduced to a variety of alternatives to the “winner take all” strategy used in most elections. Determining which strategy is fairest is usually a very difficult question to answer, and many times the strategy chosen determines the winner. In the second part of the book, students investigate different methods of apportionment. How many representatives from each state will there be in the United States House of Representatives? How do countries using a proportional representation decide on the number of representatives from each political party to be seated in their government bodies?< Less
Making Democracy Fair: The mathematics of voting and apportionment By Michael de Villiers, Leslie Johnson Nielsen
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How do you know if an election is fair? Or if the result truly represents the choice of the people? In Making Democracy Fair students use elementary mathematical methods to explore different kinds of... More > ballots, election decision procedures, and apportionment methods. In the first half of the book, students are introduced to a variety of alternatives to the “winner take all” strategy used in most elections. Determining which strategy is fairest is usually a very difficult question to answer, and many times the strategy chosen determines the winner. In the second part of the book, students investigate different methods of apportionment. How many representatives from each state will there be in the United States House of Representatives? How do countries using a proportional representation decide on the number of representatives from each political party to be seated in their government bodies? Is this a political or a mathematical decision? Or is it both?< Less
Kath's Choices By Katherina Edminson
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A book full of Kath's choice poetic words genuinely portrayed to move and touch the reader, especially those from a working class background who can relate to all the hardships and pain...
Democracy and Justice - Tis of Thee By Earl Anthony Shedlite
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DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE – TIS OF THE addresses Earl Anthony Shedlites’ concerns and reflections about the government and society of America. Throughout the book, the author ... More > emphasize returning to values of true democracy and justice for all based on comments from religious and world leaders, his Christian background, law and life. He examines many issues, including the electoral process, presidents, Congress members, the courts, sanctity of life and strike first policy. He addresses the causes of terrorism and America’s responses thereto. His work covers the current Bush and previous administrations, historic background, and justification for wars.< Less
Democracy and Justice - Tis of Thee By Earl Anthony Shedlite
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DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE – TIS OF THE addresses Earl Anthony Shedlites’ concerns and reflections about the government and society of America. Throughout the book, the author ... More > emphasize returning to values of true democracy and justice for all based on comments from religious and world leaders, his Christian background, law and life. He examines many issues, including the electoral process, presidents, Congress members, the courts, sanctity of life and strike first policy. He addresses the causes of terrorism and America’s responses thereto. His work covers the current Bush and previous administrations, historic background, and justification for wars.< Less
On The Ticket By C.R. Clark, II
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Reforms that were intended to stamp out the undue electoral influence of party bosses, harassment of voters at the polls, and rampant election fraud created a system of ballot regulations and... More > election procedures that only a few decades later would provide the mechanisms by which the dominant Democratic and Republican political parties would eventually entrench themselves and their incumbents against independent and third party opposition. This book explains how ballots in the United States came to be restricted and what it is like to work in politics outside of the two major parties. (Original work by C.R. Clark, II.)< Less