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April 11, 2010

NONFICTION HARDCOVER 1. NO APOLOGY: THE CASE FOR AMERICAN GREATNESS (St. Martin’s, $25.99). By Mitt Romney. The former governor and presidential candidate’s conservative manifesto. (2) 2. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE (Norton, $27.95). By Michael LewisThe murky world...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  April 10, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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April 11, 2010

1. No Apology: The Case for American Greatness (St. Martin's, $25.99). By Mitt Romney 2. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis 3. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  April 10, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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Three of history's biggest media myths

Complaints about the media today are as loud as ever. Journalists are blamed for misrepresenting health care reform, for demeaning Sarah Palin, for lionizing Barack Obama. The cries often translate into fears about the dangerous power of the press. Well,...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 9, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: Barack Obama, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Edward R. Murrow, Richard Nixon, Washington Post, Watergate, William Randolph Hearst, media criticism, media myths  
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Beck earns $13 million from publishing

Is Glenn Beck in it for the money? A new Forbes magazine article reveals how lucrative Glenn Beck’s inflammatory politics are – and how politics may not even be his first love. As the piece, notes: “With a deadpan, Beck...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 8, 2010; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Tags: Beck's income, Forbes, Fox News Channel, Glenn Beck  
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Brennan Center launches books website

Justice, books and ideas – that’s the regular line-up for a newly launched books website from the non-partisan and non-profit Brennan Center for Justice at NYU’s School of Law. Called Just Books, the site features essays, Q&As, excerpts and suggested...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 8, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Arts, Bill Clinton, Book review, Brennan Center for Justice, David Remnick, Garry Wills, Literature, Sandra Day O'Connor  
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A Red State uprising?

No, it’s not a call to anarchy or revolution. Just a little uprising. That’s the intent behind the book Erick Erickson, managing editor of RedState.com, has signed on to write for Regnery Press. On its Amazon page, the book called...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 8, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Tags: Barack Obama, Erick Erickson, Health care, President, RedState, RedState.com, Right-wing politics, United States  
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How the Patriot Act created conditions for economic malaise

The war on terror has had the unintended consequence of landing the world economy in the doldrums, according to Loretta Napoleoni, author of “Terrorism and the Economy: How the War on Terror is Bankrupting the World,” due out in May...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 7, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: Alan Greenspan, European Union, Johns Hopkins University, Money laundering, Osama bin Laden, Patriot Act, USA PATRIOT Act, United States, patriot act and recession; war on terror and economy  
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Debunking myths on immigrant education

Skirmishes over immigration often take place in the schoolyard. Those opposed to immigration claim that bilingual school programs impair a child’s academic success and that school children who retain their foreign language are threatening the future of English in America....

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 6, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: no child left behind policy debate; educating immigrant children; bilingualism among immigrants  
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Obama delivers moral of "Green Eggs and Ham;" J.K. Rowling reveals her favorite Hogwart subject

By Stephen Lowman For tens of thousands of Muggles, it was a magical day to be on the National Mall. Kids and parents made their way to the South Lawn of the White House this morning for the annual Easter...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 5, 2010; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: j.k. rowling at white house; easter egg roll and green eggs and ham; obama and green eggs and ham; harry potter and white house  
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Beck novel depicts America sliding into civil war

Fox News commentator Glenn Beck has indicated that his novel, due out in June, will portray America in the throes of civil war. In a recent appearance before about 8,000 supporters in Orlando, Fla., Beck described the book as "a...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 5, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
Categories:  Say What  | Tags: glenn beck and overton window; beck and insurrection; beck and civil war; glenn beck's novel  
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