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March 14, 2010

NONFICTION HARDCOVER 1. PAYBACK TIME: MAKING BIG MONEY IS THE BEST REVENGE (Crown Business, $26.99). By Phil Town Investing your money in stocks, not mutual funds. (1) 2. SWITCH: HOW TO CHANGE THINGS WHEN CHANGE IS HARD (Broadway Business, $26)....

By Christopher Schoppa  |  March 13, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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March 14, 2010

1. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (Harper, $27.99). By John Heilemann & Mark Halperin 2. No Apology: The Case for American Greatness (St. Martin's, $25.99). By Mitt Romney 3. The...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  March 13, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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As Colorado goes, so goes the nation?

The Colorado turnaround in 2008 was nothing short of phenomenal: a once rock-solid Republican state went Democratic in a big way. And members of both parties are still scratching their heads over what happened. Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer have...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 12, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: colorado election as example of the future; democratic takeover of colorado; republican concerns over colorado's democratic sweep  
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Why populists are wrong about free trade

When the economy stumbles, fingers often point at free trade and globalization as sources of the woes. But Daniel Griswold argues in his book “Mad about Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization” that free trade delivers relief to...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 11, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: benefits of free trade and globalization; populist views on free trade  
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Time to talk to terrorists?

The conventional wisdom is: a terrorist is a terrorist and the United States does not talk to terrorists. But Mark Perry, an historian and foreign policy analyst, has another idea. Why not distinguish between groups and engage in a little...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 10, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: talking to terrorists; new terrorist strategy; new strategy on war on terror  
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Native Americans' enduring struggle for justice

The history of Native Americans symbolizes the long path of American history – and in the 20th century the nation and the race continued to intersect through world wars, cold wars and cultural wars. Paul C. Rosier traces the way...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 9, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: American Indians and justices and rights; Native American rights;  
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Help for the too-conscious liberal

Are you a Whole Foods-loving, hybrid-driving, solar-paneling, CFL-light-bulbing liberal? Must feel good. If you don't think too much about it. Cuz once you start thinking about it, it all gets a little muddy. That's the starting point for Fran Hawthorne's...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 8, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: liberal shopping; earth-friendly consumerism; liberal decision-making  
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