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posted a Quick Tip about Chris Christie. September 23, 2011
posted in Politics Your Way
Chris Christie
Latest word from New Jersey is that the Governor is reconsidering his decision not to enter the 2012 presidential race — and he says he will let top Republican donors know within days about his plans, …
reviewed The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History.... May 05, 2011
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire
"Empire," Orwell reminds us in his 1942 essay on Kipling, "is primarily a money-making affair. ... The map is painted red," he notes, "chiefly so the coolie can be exploited." For "coolie" substitute …
reviewed Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stan.... February 24, 2011
posted in Politics Your Way
Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age
I have enjoyed Bill's show The Factor for several years now, especially his segment "Pinheads and Patriots." When I found out about this book I was thinking though I enjoy the brief segment …
reviewed 2011 Wisconsin Budget Battle. February 19, 2011
2011 Wisconsin Budget Battle
A funny thing happened in Wisconsin in the 2010 mid-term elections.  A state reputed to be one of the bastions of liberalism and one that had been dominated by Democrats for decades elected a Republican …
reviewed Chris Christie. February 17, 2011
Chris Christie
Such was the pledge made by the newly elected Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie in his inaugural address on January 13, 2010.  Chris Christie is a Republican attempting to affect meaningful change …
posted a Quick Tip about John McCain. January 13, 2011
John McCain
The major reason I suspect the Republicans tried to throw the last election, "my friends".
reviewed Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways.... December 30, 2010
Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild
The message of this book is a harsh and depressing one, unfortunately it is all too real. Those who closely follow what has happened to the United States in the last thirty years, since Ronald Reagan …
reviewed Obama's Wars. November 15, 2010
Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward
 The midterm elections of 2010 came and went and one issue that was not discussed was one of the most important, the war in Afghanistan. Even though it remains one of the most costly issues, even …
reviewed Obama's Wars. November 15, 2010
Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward
No one has more access to decision makers and then is able make them share their stories than Bob Woodward. When the word is received that he is writing a book about an event and he wants to interview …
reviewed William F. Buckley (Christian Encount.... October 12, 2010
William F. Buckley (Christian Encounters Series)
A far more satisfying "Christian Encounter" than my earlier one with Winston Churchill (Christian Encounters Series) was, "William F. Buckley" is a decent capsule biography of the man who had such an …
reviewed Bye Bye, Miss American Empire: Neighb.... October 10, 2010
Bye Bye, Miss American Empire: Neighborhood
In one sense, "Bye, Bye, Miss American Empire" is a book for and about people for whom the main problem with Tom Woods' great Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century is that it …
reviewed Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways.... October 05, 2010
Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild
Thom Hartmann is a leading voice in "progressive" political discourse. Thom looks at the roots of American government and economic policies and offers suggestions to reverse the trends toward corporate …
reviewed Obama's Wars. October 01, 2010
Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward
Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward   Simon and Schuster    2010      By: Dr. Joseph S. Maresca      The author did a considerable job of …
reviewed Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stan.... September 29, 2010
Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age
I think that Bill is beginning to get a bit "puffed up" with his own importance. This is criticism from someone who watches his program almost every day, but particularly on Wednesdays when …
reviewed Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways.... September 05, 2010
Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild
Thom Hartmann has delivered another lucid explanation of what's gone wrong in America in recent decades, and, as ever, he is brief and to the point. I read this latest in one sitting and came away with …
reviewed William F. Buckley (Christian Encount.... September 03, 2010
William F. Buckley (Christian Encounters Series)
William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008) made American conservatism what it is today. He founded its flagship publication (National Review), organized its youth movement (Young Americans for Freedom), policed …
That's No Angry Mob, That's My Mom: Team Obama's
In the interest of full disclosure, and before I begin discussing "That's No Angry Mob, That's My Mom," I want to acknowledge that I am the veteran of two Houston tea-parties. I attended the first event …
posted a Quick Tip about Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored St.... June 24, 2010
Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007-08 (Censored)
Brilliant. These stories need to be published.
posted a Quick Tip about Thomas Friedman NY Times Column. June 16, 2010
Thomas Friedman NY Times Column
Excellent column and perspective on what's happening around the world. I keep myself informed through the intelligent analysis from this journalist as well as a few others. Stay informed by reading Friedman's …
reviewed Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazin.... May 13, 2010
Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing
Wendell Willkie, the Republican nominee for the U. S. presidency in 1940, is a man that history has generally forgotten. That is unfortunate, for his actions had a great deal to do with England surviving …
reviewed What Sex Is A Republican?: Stories Fr.... April 09, 2010
What Sex Is A Republican?: Stories From the Front Lines in American Politics and How You Can Change the Way Things Are
Terri McCormick from Appleton, Wisconsin looks at the world just a bit differently than most politicans do.  Terri does not define the political battle currently being waged in this country as merely …
reviewed Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of.... March 08, 2010
Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire
You need not be a Rhodes scholar to understand what is happening in this country.  Rather, if you are someone who reads, pays attention to current affairs and cares about the common good you probably …
reviewed Strip Tease. January 30, 2010
Strip Tease
If you've ever read a travelogue by Bill Bryson then you'll know what I mean when I say it's possible to be hilarious and entirely serious at the same time. You'll also understand what I mean when I suggest …
reviewed The Complex: How the Military Invades.... December 29, 2009
The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday
There is a tremendous amount of information in this book, and it's hard to think of anything that documents more conclusively -- indeed, exhaustively in several senses -- the military-industrial-entertainment-academic-co …
posted a Quick Tip about You're Welcome America. A Final Night.... November 13, 2009
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, America. A Final
Will Ferrell's play about George W Bushes last night in office is as predictable as a Harlem Globetrotters game with it's jokes.
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