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Political Bookworm: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

April 4, 2010

1. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis 2. Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight (Threshold Editions, $30). By Karl Rove 3. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  April 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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April 4, 2010

NONFICTION HARDCOVER 1. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE (Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis The murky world of financial derivatives. (2) 2. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG (Grand Central, $25.99). By Chelsea Handler. A new batch of essays from the...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  April 2, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The cause of 9/11 -- a clash of Arab civilizations

What was really behind the Sept. 11 attacks? All sorts of theories have been mounted to explain why the World Trade Center and Pentagon were hit. Lee Smith, the Middle East correspondent for the Weekly Standard, shies away from conventional...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 1, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: claash of civilizations  
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Modern conservatism, Texas-style

Once solidly Democratic, Texas swung to the Republicans in the 1960s and 1970s and by 1980 was “Reagan Country.” Sean P. Cunningham, an assistant professor of history at Texas Tech University, explores the shift and what it means for the...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 31, 2010; 5:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: texas and conservatism; texas and the right; texas and reagan  
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War cripples Iraq's health care system

For months, Americans have obsessively focused on the state of their health care system and what is the best way to reform it. For other countries, problems with heath care and public health often have a much more dire urgency....

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 30, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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One woman's quest to prosecute Bush

Attorney Charolotte Dennett is on a mission, and it’s summed up in the title of her book, “The People v. Bush: One Lawyer’s Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encounters Along the Way,”...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 29, 2010; 5:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: prosecution of bush; charging president bush  
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