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Political Bookworm: July 25, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Why did publisher postpone Palin biography?

Our sister publication, Slate.com, tries to answer the question. It reports that Christian publisher Zondervan has removed "Speaking Up" from its fall lineup and taken the biography for young readers off its Web site. It's unclear why Zondervan has taken...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  July 30, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Tags: palin biography  
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Voter conundrum: both parties stink

In the opening paragraphs of his new book, Erick Erickson forcefully lays out the conundrum facing voters in the fall: both parties stink. The editor of RedState.com, a site for conservative activists, puts it this way: “They’re all terrible. All...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  July 30, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: erick erickson; red state uprising; failures of democrats and republicans  
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Immigration: the 250-year perspective

A federal judge on Wednesday opened the latest chapter in the tale of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, ruling on several provisions in favor of opponents of the legislation. As the battle ensues, it seems a good time to look back...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  July 29, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: judge ruling on arizona immigration law; u.s. immigrants in history  
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Fidel Castro in his own words

He's back -- Fidel Castro, frail but still provocative, is in the public spotlight again after disappearing for a long time to battle illness. Since his return he has warned of global nuclear war and showed up at a ceremony...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  July 28, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Joe the Plumber endorses Tea Party comic book

By Stephen Lowman A new comic book that follows the everyday goings-on of a nice, middle-class American has received the endorsement of Joe Wurzelbacher, the Ohio plumber who was the American everyman during the 2008 presidential election. Robert Stern...

By Stephen Lowman  |  July 27, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Tags: Joe the Plumber comic book;  
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