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Political Bookworm: May 30, 2010 - June 5, 2010

BOOK WORLD - June 6, 2010

1. The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era (Free Press, $26). By Clyde Prestowitz 2. To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine (Regnery, $29.95). By Newt Gingrich 3....

By Christopher Schoppa  |  June 5, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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5 bogus immigrant rumors

Rumors shape our perceptions, and our perceptions shape rumors. Why do some rumors take hold? What gives them plausibility? What makes them credible? Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis explore these questions in their book “The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 4, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: immigrant rumors; immigrants and crime; immigrants and gangs; immigrants and disease; immigrants and american loyalty; immigrants and government programs  
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Ike and the war on meat

Conservative historian Larry Schweikart presents a two-pronged lesson in his new book “Seven Events that Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along,” published this month by Sentinel. He discovers neglected, yet pivotal, events in...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 3, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: dwight eisenhower's heart attack, government involvement in american diets, heart and cholesterol, meat in the diet  
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Gingrich's favorite two words

How many times can you say secular socialist in a single breath? If you’re Newt Gingrich, you can’t say it enough. Secular socialist. Secular socialist. Secular socialist. Secular socialist. Gasp. It’s the repetition you hear coming from the pages of...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 2, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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7 ideas for the Air Force Academy

Diana Jean Schemo spent a year observing cadets up close at the United States Air Force Academy. In "Skies to Conquer," she follows the Fighting Bulldawgs of Squadron 13, closely chronicling the journey of four initiates, two men and two...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 1, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: liberals at air force academy, religion at air force academy, training at U.S. air force academy  
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