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Political Bookworm is a book blog for political junkies. If you need to know today which books will be shaping popular thought and public policy tomorrow, you’ve come to the right place. Political Bookworm discusses new books long before they hit the shelves. Here, you're able to get ahead of the political conversation about the war between the parties, the war on terror, the abortion wars. Political Bookworm explores books on globalization, race, health care, justice, education, the environment, international relations -- anything that affects policy. You hear directly from authors through guest blogs and thoughtful and humorous Q & A’s. You will also find best seller lists -- both for general books and for political books. You will be directed where to see and hear political authors on television, radio and podcasts. You are invited to join the discussions by posting your comments, or please email us at Political Bookworm is written and edited by Steven Levingston, nonfiction editor of The Washington Post.

The postings from the blog's predecessor Short Stack are still available.

By Steven Levingston  |  February 28, 2010; 8:32 AM ET
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Does the end of "Short Stack" mean the Post will also cease publishing the "Poet's Choice" feature? I hope not. It's what keeps me returning to your books section each week.

Posted by: Heron | February 27, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

I look forward to this interesting switch from "Short Stack" to Political Bookworm.

Posted by: moose490 | March 1, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

"Do Clones Have Souls", is a book that is short and entertaining enough for the masses and evolved enough for the astute reader. Do Clones Have Souls is a work of fiction rich in political discourse. The issues of our time are addressed using a group that is universally despised. They are spurned by the church who call thier existence an abomination.The Supreme rules that they have no rights. The media instead of being a catalyst for their freedom, exploit them for ratings.
The Clones are used as soldiers in three wars,for organ transplants,as servants and sex slaves.
Blacks, illegal immigrants, Gays and the poor see no relationship between their issues and those of Clones. The Clones form a small resistance movement and are immediately labeled terrorists....
The central characters are amazing and the plot twists are fasinating and unexpected. This a book written for our time and beyond.Do ClONES Have Souls is available at Contact the author Herb Wright at

Posted by: newsaintnews | March 1, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

I miss Short Stack. this is just yet more political coverage, with a tiny book twist. We get enough politics in DC already. Please give us back the little bit of literature coverage you had left.

Posted by: jweissmn | March 3, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

I agree with jweissmn.

Posted by: Heron | March 5, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

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