• Humor

Reasons to Vote for Democrats

A Comprehensive Guide
Author: Michael J. Knowles
Publisher: Threshold Editions
ISBN: 9781501180125
Category: Humor
Page: 256
View: 9718
The most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date, Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide is a political treatise sure to stand the test of time. A must-have addition to any political observer's coffee table. *** Lefty lawyers require that we state the book is mostly blank and contains precisely 1,235 words.

Reasons to Vote for Republicans

A Captivating Interpretation
Author: Char Daley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544288994
Page: 130
View: 965
No need to feel left out Democrats, with this book you too can have some fun teasing your friends and family! Perfect for leaving around the house or giving as a gift, this remarkably "analytical" book is sure to trick the reader into believing it's genuine until they open it up and see the empty pages inside! Enjoy a good chuckle with a fellow Democrat, or a groan from a Republican over this satirical novelty book! The back reads: "In an unapologetically forthright fashion, this book concisely expresses the author's opinion of every prominent reason to vote for Republicans. While many political monographs are overwhelming and often confusing, this book painlessly communicates the many complexities of politics. Armed with the knowledge contained within this book, any soon-to-be voter stuck on the fence will be sure to feel much more at ease come election day."

100 Reasons to Be a Democrat

Liberals Are Better Than Conservatives and Other Jokes
Author: Bruce Harris
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781975770716
Page: 106
View: 2492
This is not a blank book, it's an extremely sarcastic one. If you're a democrat, you might not like it, probably because you're too busy enjoying the smell of your own farts to understand it. Some examples of the words of wisdom include: Our motto is 'when in doubt, blame the Russians' Islamic terrorists don't exist, just like God. Our Supreme Leader, His Excellency, Al Gore, invented the Internet. We pass bills without reading them. Feel free to marry your couch if you want. We like spending other people's money.

    • Political Science

The New Democrats and the Return to Power

Author: Al From
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137401443
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 6173
After Barack Obama's solid win in the 2012 election, it's easy to forget that there was a time, not long ago, when the Democrats were shut out of power for over a decade. But Al From remembers. In 1984, he led a small band of governors, US senators, and members of Congress to organize the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). Their mission: to rescue the party from the political wilderness, redefine its message, and, most importantly, win presidential elections. In April 1989, From traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas, to recruit the state's young governor, Bill Clinton, to be chairman of the DLC. Here, Al From explores the founding philosophy of the New Democrats, which not only achieved stunning validation during Clinton's two terms, but also became the model for resurgent center-left parties in Europe and throughout the democratic world. Here, he outlines for the first time the principles at the heart of the movement, including economic centrism, national security, and entitlement reform, and why they are vital to the success of the Democratic Party in the years ahead.

    • Political Science


The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
Author: Donna Brazile
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316478490
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 2908
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Explosive... A blistering tell-all."---Washington Post "People should sit up, take notes and change things."---Ace Smith, Los Angeles Times "Brazile most certainly has a story to tell.... Vivid."---The Guardian From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory. In the fallout of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee--and as chaos threatened to consume the party's convention--Democrats turned to a familiar figure to right the ship: Donna Brazile. Known to millions from her frequent TV appearances, she was no stranger to high stakes and dirty opponents, and the longtime Democratic strategist had a reputation in Washington as a one-stop shop for fixing sticky problems. What Brazile found at the DNC was unlike anything she had experienced before--and much worse than is commonly known. The party was beset by infighting, scandal, and hubris, while reeling from a brazen and wholly unprecedented attempt by a foreign power to influence the presidential election. Plus, its candidate, Hillary Clinton, faced an opponent who broke every rule in the political playbook. Packed with never-before-reported revelations about what went down in 2016, Hacks is equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and roadmap for the future. With Democrats now in the wilderness after this historic defeat, Hacks argues that staying silent about what went wrong helps no one. Only by laying bare the missteps, miscalculations, and crimes of 2016, Brazile contends, will Americans be able to salvage their democracy.

    • Political Science

On Tyranny

Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Author: Timothy Snyder
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0804190119
Category: Political Science
Page: 126
View: 424
In previous books, Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder dissected the events and values that enabled the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the execution of their catastrophic policies. With Twenty Lessons, Snyder draws from the darkest hours of the twentieth century to provide hope for the twenty-first. As he writes, "Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience."

Reasons to Be Feminist

A Comprehensive Guide
Author: Anita
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544651859
Page: 202
View: 4874
The most exhaustively researched and coherent feminist manifesto to date, -Reasons To Be Feminist: A Comprehensive Guide- is a fourth-wave feminist treatise destined to become a classic. A must-have addition to any feminist's coffee table. This book is for sale to women only.

    • Political Science

52 Reasons to Vote for Hillary

Author: Bernard Whitman,Brittany Stalsburg
Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC
ISBN: 1632260727
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
View: 2814
52 Reasons to Vote for Hillary is a comprehensive guide and re-introduction to Hillary Clinton’s career and life history to help voters understand why she is the best candidate to lead America forward into the 21st century. In her years as First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State, Hillary has championed the civil liberties and human rights of all Americans while demonstrating a willingness to use both diplomacy and military force on the world stage where and when required, earning her respect from world leaders and Democrats and Republicans alike. Written by Bernard Whitman and Dr. Brittany L. Stalsburg, this informative book illustrates Hillary’s vision for America, contrasts her stances with the Republicans, and provides the most important facts and ideas that drive Hillary’s candidacy to help the American people make an informed decision before casting their presidential vote.

    • Political Science

Democratic Book of Strategy

Author: Greg Thornberg
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519634962
Category: Political Science
Page: 214
View: 9288
A Perfect Republican Gift or Democrat Gag Gift! Poke fun at everyone this season with the Democratic Book of Strategy - every page is blank so you can make it up as you go. Buy your Democratic friends a gift to show them what you think about the current Democratic Party. See also the Republican Book of Strategery, available in the same format. Ever wonder if your candidate is making it up as they go? Well wonder no more. This book is their official strategy book. Every page is blank so they can make it up as they go. Running for office? Buy two books for the price of two! That's right, we use the same financial math as presidential candidates. Sounds good at first, then WHAM-O! You've spent $20 dollars thinking you'd get a deal. Have friends that are illiterate (i.e., public school graduates)? No worries, every page is BLANK! No reading is required! Buy it. Read it. Give it away. Repeat as desired.

A History of the Palestinian People

From Ancient Times to the Modern Era
Author: Assaf Voll
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546831242
Page: 132
View: 1401
This book is the fruit of many years of research, during which thousands of sources have been meticulously reviewed in libraries and archives worldwide. It is no doubt the most comprehensive and extensive review of some 3,000 years of Palestinian history, with emphasis on the Palestinian people's unique contribution to the world and to humanity.

    • Political Science

Democracy for Realists

Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
Author: Christopher H. Achen,Larry M. Bartels
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400888743
Category: Political Science
Page: 408
View: 5423
Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human nature of democratic citizens. Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels deploy a wealth of social-scientific evidence, including ingenious original analyses of topics ranging from abortion politics and budget deficits to the Great Depression and shark attacks, to show that the familiar ideal of thoughtful citizens steering the ship of state from the voting booth is fundamentally misguided. They demonstrate that voters—even those who are well informed and politically engaged—mostly choose parties and candidates on the basis of social identities and partisan loyalties, not political issues. They also show that voters adjust their policy views and even their perceptions of basic matters of fact to match those loyalties. When parties are roughly evenly matched, elections often turn on irrelevant or misleading considerations such as economic spurts or downturns beyond the incumbents' control; the outcomes are essentially random. Thus, voters do not control the course of public policy, even indirectly. Achen and Bartels argue that democratic theory needs to be founded on identity groups and political parties, not on the preferences of individual voters. Now with new analysis of the 2016 elections, Democracy for Realists provides a powerful challenge to conventional thinking, pointing the way toward a fundamentally different understanding of the realities and potential of democratic government.

    • Education

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults
Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski,Margery B. Ginsberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119077990
Category: Education
Page: 512
View: 8321
The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.

    • Political Science

The Conscience of a Liberal

Author: Paul Krugman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393067114
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
View: 9366
"The most consistent and courageous—and unapologetic—liberal partisan in American journalism." —Michael Tomasky, New York Review of Books In this "clear, provocative" (Boston Globe) New York Times bestseller, Paul Krugman, today's most widely read economist, examines the past eighty years of American history, from the reforms that tamed the harsh inequality of the Gilded Age and the 1920s to the unraveling of that achievement and the reemergence of immense economic and political inequality since the 1970s. Seeking to understand both what happened to middle-class America and what it will take to achieve a "new New Deal," Krugman has created his finest book to date, a "stimulating manifesto" offering "a compelling historical defense of liberalism and a clarion call for Americans to retake control of their economic destiny" (Publishers Weekly). "As Democrats seek a rationale not merely for returning to power, but for fundamentally changing—or changing back—the relationship between America's government and its citizens, Mr. Krugman's arguments will prove vital in the months and years ahead." —Peter Beinart, New York Times

    • Political Science


Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World
Author: Paul Collier,Alexander Betts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190659173
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 9380
Global refugee numbers are at their highest levels since the end of World War II, but the system in place to deal with them, based upon a humanitarian list of imagined "basic needs," has changed little. In Refuge, Paul Collier and Alexander Betts argue that the system fails to provide a comprehensive solution to the fundamental problem, which is how to reintegrate displaced people into society. Western countries deliver food, clothing, and shelter to refugee camps, but these sites, usually located in remote border locations, can make things worse. The numbers are stark: the average length of stay in a refugee camp worldwide is 17 years. Into this situation comes the Syria crisis, which has dislocated countless families, bringing them to face an impossible choice: huddle in dangerous urban desolation, rot in dilapidated camps, or flee across the Mediterranean to increasingly unwelcoming governments. Refuge seeks to restore moral purpose and clarity to refugee policy. Rather than assuming indefinite dependency, Collier-author of The Bottom Billion-and his Oxford colleague Betts propose a humanitarian approach integrated with a new economic agenda that begins with jobs, restores autonomy, and rebuilds people's ability to help themselves and their societies. Timely and urgent, the book goes beyond decrying scenes of desperation to declare what so many people, policymakers and public alike, are anxious to hear: that a long-term solution really is within reach.

    • Political Science

How the Right Lost Its Mind

Author: Charles J. Sykes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1250147174
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 7375
Once at the center of the American conservative movement, bestselling author and radio host Charles Sykes is a fierce opponent of Donald Trump and the right-wing media that enabled his rise. In How the Right Lost Its Mind, Sykes presents an impassioned, regretful, and deeply thoughtful account of how the American conservative movement came to lose its values. How did a movement that was defined by its belief in limited government, individual liberty, free markets, traditional values, and civility find itself embracing bigotry, political intransigence, demagoguery, and outright falsehood? How the Right Lost its Mind addresses: *Why are so many voters so credulous and immune to factual information reported by responsible media? *Why did conservatives decide to overlook, even embrace, so many of Trump’s outrages, gaffes, conspiracy theories, falsehoods, and smears? *Can conservatives govern? Or are they content merely to rage? *How can the right recover its traditional values and persuade a new generation of their worth?

    • Reference

Robert's Rules of Order

Author: Henry M. Robert
Publisher: Filiquarian Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781599869414
Category: Reference
Page: 124
View: 2212
It has been said by one of the greatest of English writers on parliamentary law: "Whether these forms be in all cases the most rational or not is really not of so great importance. It is much more material that there should be a rule to go by, than what that rule is, that there may be a uniformity of proceeding in business, not subject to the caprice of the chairman, or captiousness of the members. It is very material that order, decency and regularity be preserved in a dignified public body." This work is the classic edition of Robert's Rules of Order. Originally published in 1875, Roberts Rules of Order is a manual of rules for deliberative assemblies and is often used in business, government and other governing bodies.