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BOOK WORLD: May 9, 2010

1. The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency (Lyons, $22.95) By Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski 2. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis 3. The Bridge: The Life...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  May 8, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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BOOK WORLD: May 9, 2010

NONFICTION HARDCOVER 1. THE BLUEPRINT: OBAMA’S PLAN TO SUBVERT THE CONSTITUTION AND BUILD AN IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY (Lyons, $22.95). By Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski (1) 2. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE (Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis. The murky...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  May 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Party rivalry past and present

Maybe we’ve got it wrong – maybe Americans aren’t really so troubled by the rancor in politics today. Maybe it’s always been there -- and for a reason: What better way to get your side out to vote than to...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 7, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: democrats vs. republicans, partisan politics, party rivalry  
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Why not talk to terrorists?

As a terrorist plot again hits American shores, the issue of how to grapple with the threat becomes all the more urgent. Middle East expert Carl Medearis offers a controversial proposal. As he and novelist Ted Dekker reveal in "Tea...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 6, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: Hezbollah, Tea With Hezbollah, talking with terrorists  
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New books blog from the Feds

Our colleague, Ed O'Keefe, who writes the Federal Eye blog reports that the Government Printing Office has launched a blog, Government BookTalk, that explores the many publications pumped out by the federal government each year. It's not just for reports...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 5, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Counterterrorism and the press

Law enforcement officials moved with remarkable speed to find and arrest a suspect in the failed Times Square car bombing. Their success throws a spotlight on the clandestine tools used in counterterrorism operations. Gabriel Schoenfeld, a senior fellow at the...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 5, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: classified information and press, media and national secrets, national security, wireless wiretapping  
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Red families vs. blue families

Today’s culture wars are framed largely around family values. Red families and blue families each hold true to their beliefs and admit little room for compromise. But what are the differences between the two sides and how are they expressed?...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 4, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: blue familes, family values, red families  
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The coming need for immigrants

The controversy over Arizona’s new immigration law throws a spotlight on the nature of migration worldwide. Fred Pearce, an environmental and development consultant for New Scientist, has taken a hard look at worldwide demographic trends in “The Coming Population Crash...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 3, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: anti-immigration law, arizona immigration law, migration trends  
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