Category Archives: Book TV

Politics and Prose: Sarah Huritz- Interviewing Meredith Fineman: ‘Brag Better’

“Do you do a lot of hard work that goes unnoticed? Do you find it difficult to talk about yourself and your accomplishments? If speaking up for yourself and those around you makes you nervous, you are not alone. Professional … Continue reading

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The Film Archives: Q&A With Brian Lamb- U.S. Senator Tom Coburn: ‘A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America’

“Thomas Allen Coburn (March 14, 1948 – March 28, 2020) was an American politician and physician. A Republican, he was a United States Representative and later a United States Senator from Oklahoma. Coburn was elected to the United States House … Continue reading

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The Film Archives: Politics & Prose- Daniel Oppenheimer: ‘Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century’

Source:The New Democrat  “A provocative, intimate look at the evolution of America’s political soul through the lives of six political figures from Whittaker Chambers to Christopher Hitchens who abandoned the left and joined the right. In Exit Right Daniel Oppenheimer … Continue reading

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The Film Archives: Douglas Charles; J. Edgar Hoover’s War on Gays

Source:The New Democrat  “Notches J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI, and the “Sex Deviates” Program – NOTCHES” From The Film Archives Not sure if a satirical approach, or a more serious approach about FBI Director Edgar Hoover’s apparent warrant war on homosexuality … Continue reading

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Politics and Prose: Ece Temelkuran- ‘How to Lose a Country’

Source:The New Democrat  “Twice rated one of the ten most influential people in social media, Temelkuran is both an award-winning novelist and Turkey’s most-read political columnist. In her new book she looks at recent political events from around the world— … Continue reading

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American Enterprise Institute: Arthur Brooks- ‘Love Your Enemies: Be An Authoritative Leader’

Source:The New Democrat  “If you’ve turned on the TV or scrolled through social media lately, you know that being nice isn’t in fashion. But is it also a losing strategy? In the last of three video lessons on how to … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: Q&A With Brian Lamb- Amity Shlaes: Calvin Coolidge

Source:The New Democrat  “Our guest is Bloomberg syndicated columnist and author Amity Shlaes. She discusses her soon to be released biography of the 30th President of the United States, titled “Coolidge.” She traces the life of Calvin Coolidge from his … Continue reading

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Politics and Prose: Rick Wilson- ‘Everything That Donald Trump Touches Dies’

Source: The New Democrat To make the Donald Trump presidency look less depressing, at least to every insane, intelligent, honest American let’s imagine that Donald Trump is actually not President of the United States. That we never had not even … Continue reading

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Politics and Prose: Caitlin Moran- ‘How To Be Famous’

Source: The New Democrat I’ll be honest with you for at least a second, ( before I go back to making an ass out of myself ) I haven’t actually read this book. I haven’t even heard of Caitlin Moran … Continue reading

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Politics and Prose: Timothy Snyder- The Road To Unfreedom

Source: The New Democrat Timothy Snyder seems to be arguing that the reasons why voters in America and in Europe, have turned to nationalist-authoritarianism instead of liberal democracy, has to do with what’s called inequality. That people who are voting … Continue reading

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