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Love, Sex & Politics: During the 2008 Presidential Campaign: A Novel By Anthony F. Motta
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A humorous novel woven into a timely chronicle of the presidential race of 2008. A love story of two Americans, Amanda (Hillary Clinton team member) and Johnny (Obama pollster) competing with each... More > other during the fascinating Democratic Party Primary of 2008. The non-fiction portion of the book is taken from secondary research sources such as newspapers, the Internet and TV news programs.< Less
REJECTED: How the Media Excluded Alternative Candidates in the 2008 Primary By Michael Soha
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In the 2008 Presidential primary, three largely unknown candidates emerged to challenge the status quo and call for major reform in Washington—Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel on the Democratic... More > side, and Ron Paul on the Republican side. This book focuses on their experience in trying to run for president against a political-media institution that neither valued nor wanted their presence. Using their experience as a case study, the power and influence of our media in shaping what choices we face on election day is examined. As a critique, this text stands to indict the mainstream press for failing to provide a diverse group of candidates and in turn severely truncating our democratic process.< Less
REJECTED: How the Media Excluded Alternative Candidates in the 2008 Primary By Michael Soha
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In the 2008 Presidential primary, three largely unknown candidates emerged to challenge the status quo and call for major reform in Washington—Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel on the Democratic... More > side, and Ron Paul on the Republican side. This book focuses on their experience in trying to run for president against a political-media institution that neither valued nor wanted their presence. Using their experience as a case study, the power and influence of our media in shaping what choices we face on election day is examined. As a critique, this text stands to indict the mainstream press for failing to provide a diverse group of candidates and in turn severely truncating our democratic process.< Less
Are We There Yet? Reflections on Politics in America By Nicholas Johnson
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Politics. Former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson draws on a half-century in government and politics, from precinct captain to presidential appointments, in this analysis of what's wrong and how to... More > fix it -- sprinkled with contemporaneous blog entries about the 2007-2008 presidential primary from an Iowa perspective.< Less
Stupid Republicans By V.R. DePeoples
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Stupid Republicans takes a humorous look back at the never-ending race for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination. Told through a series of fast-paced, imaginary dialogues, the story... More > first focuses on critical events prior to the primaries that shaped each of the main characters. Among the seminal moments are Newt Gingrich learning the true meaning of family values by informing his wives of his future marital plans and Ron Paul working with the editors of his newsletters to more eloquently express his nuanced views on race. Then, the ebbs and flows of the primaries are examined, starting with Sarah Palin’s agonizing decision not to run for president and ending with Mitt Romney seeking the support of his former rivals after clinching the nomination. Stupid Republicans will make you laugh out loud as you wonder how people so heartless, so bigoted, and so out-of-touch with modern life could believe they should be president.< Less
The Many Crossroads By Alexander Warnolf
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A young Swedish couple takes a road trip in the United States at the height of the presidential primaries. The result is an affectionate and distinctly Scandinavian inquiry into stump speeches,... More > megachurches and Mardi Gras. It is also a rumination on love, marriage, and the maps in between.< Less
The Many Crossroads By Alexander Warnolf
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A young Swedish couple takes a road trip in the United States at the height of the presidential primaries. The result is an affectionate and distinctly Scandinavian inquiry into stump speeches,... More > megachurches and Mardi Gras. It is also a rumination on love, marriage, and the maps in between.< Less
King's Dream: Barack Obama Becomes President of the United States of America By Sherry Hutson, Lynn Lyons
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An election year news diary of the 2008 Democratic primary and general election told through accounts accessed entirely from electronic media. The editors reveal a unique, dynamic story told by over... More > 500 writers from nearly 200 sources. Over 1,200 entries are included in this month by month chronology featuring journalists, candidates, pollsters, pundits, bloggers, comedians, celebrities, musicians, artists, politicians, and the people. Entries include hard news, speeches, commentary, humor, statistics, and facts surrounding the 2008 election of Barack Obama. A companion website is also available at kingsdream.com .< Less
Homemania By Bill McKim
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The true explanation of the housing bubble based on a realization that the price of houses came to be driven by how rapidly the price was rising, instead of the value of the house as a dwelling. This... More > caused mortgages to be paid by refinancing the house, instead of out of other earnings. This caused mortgage defaults to end, even for poor people buying expensive houses. This caused an investment to exist which paid a very high rate of return with no apparent risk. This investment created no wealth, but greatly increased consumption of wealth, making the country poorer, and poorer, and poorer. This caused, and continues to cause, a financial crisis. None of the books written about the bubble realized any of this, so bad regulations were enacted and nothing has been done to remedy the underlying problem. The next President and the next Congress will have to act immediately to put an end to housing bubbles, and none of the candidates have any idea of what must be done.< Less
Ranting From The SIDELINES By Pollitikat Comments
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A compilation of analysis by a political junkie with a big opinion. Taking us from the primary season of the 2008 presidential election to the rise of the Tea Party movement, the writer offers a... More > snapshot of American history from an “average person” point of view. A GREAT READ< Less