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Political Bookworm: August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

BOOK WORLD - August 29, 2010

As August draws to a close, the only major addition to the slate of political titles selling briskly across the region is Dick Armey & Matt Kibbe's analysis of the Tea Party movement and its significance. And at # 1...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  August 28, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - August 29, 2010

The new entries on the bestseller lists this last Sunday in August are just a taste of the flood of new titles that will begin hitting store shelves in the months ahead. The bestseller lists should become a bit more...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  August 28, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Best Sellers  
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Beck, King and nonviolence

It’s not exactly a memorable anniversary year – not the 25th, or 50th, or 75th year since Martin Luther King’s memorable “I Have a Dream Speech.” It’s the 47th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on Saturday, and this...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 27, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: beck and march on washington; sharpton and march on washington; king and march on washington; anniversary of march on washington; anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' speech;  
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A liberal's legacy

He stayed true to his liberal ideals throughout the post-war era and fought against the anti-communist demagogy of the 1950s, battled for workers rights and racial justice and opposed the Vietnam War. Lawyer Joseph L. Rauh left his stamp on...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 26, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ron Charles, book reviewer -- and hip as hell

Who says book reviewing isn't cool? Our typical image of a reviewer is that of a stodgy, curmudgeony obscurantist. Now, that's just not hip. If you want hip from your book scholar, take a look at our own Washington Post's...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 24, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Sights & Sounds  
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Congress crippled by ambivalence

Congress often doesn’t live up to the ambitions that the Framers of the Constitution imagined for it. In their niftily crafted separation of powers, the Framers meant Congress to be a strong competitor with the president and Supreme Court. But...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 23, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: congressional weakness; failure of congress; congress and the president;  
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