Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451691580
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the legendary journalist and creator of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson comes the bestselling critical look at Nixon and McGovern’s 1972 presidential election. Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Hunter S. Thompson’s searing account of the battle for the 1972 presidency—from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon—is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson “the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism” (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written.

A Field Guide to the Culture Wars The Battle over Values from the Campaign Trail to the Classroom

Author: Michael McGough
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313351082
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Like any realignment in politics, the Democratic takeover of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections inspired a raft of instant analyses. One take on the results that is surely wrong is that the change in control of Congress and the spike in Democratic hopes for the 2008 presidential race mark an end to the culture wars that conventional wisdom blamed (or credited) for George W. Bush's re-election in 2004. This book sets the stage for a new consideration of the contemporary culture wars by examining their antecedents—from the Scopes trial to Prohibition to the controversy over the Supreme Court's desegregation and school-prayer rulings to loyalty-oath battles of the 1950s to the pre- Roe v. Wade campaign to liberalize abortion laws. Even during times of supposed conformism, Americans have been presented with competing claims about what sort of culture this is and how and to what extent government should reflect, and police, values. The author covers such topics as same-sex marriage, stem cell research, intelligent design, and other hot button issues that are debated not just between the religious and secular, but more and more among the ranks of the religious themselves, where a religious left has emerged to counter arguments from the religious right. Anyone interested in the intersection of religion and politics, in the rise of the so-called moral majority, and in the current state of affairs with regard to values and public life in America will gain a better understanding from reading this book.

Presidential Debates

Author: Alan Schroeder
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231541503
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Alan Schroeder's big-picture history recounts the phenomenon of American televised presidential debates and its evolution over the past half century. From pundits to political operatives, from debate moderators to the viewing public, Presidential Debates reveals how the various stakeholders make and experience this powerful event. For this third edition, Schroeder analyzes the presidential debates of 2008 and 2012 and the crucial role that social media and contemporary news outlets had in shaping their design and reception. He also expands his coverage of previous campaigns, including the landmark meetings in 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Schroeder details an insider's view of the key phases of the debate: anticipation, in which the campaigns negotiate rules, formulate strategy, and steer press coverage; execution, in which the candidates, moderators, panelists, and television professionals create and project the event; and reaction, in which the commentators, spin doctors, and viewers evaluate the performance and move story lines in new directions. New chapters focus on real-time debate responses and the extent to which postdebate news coverage influences voters' decision making and candidates' behavior.

More George W Bushisms

Author: Jacob Weisberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743233883
Format: PDF
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"Most of you probably didn't know that I have a new book out. Some guy put together a collection of my wit and wisdom -- or, as he calls it, my accidental wit and wisdom. [Laughter] But I'm kind of proud that my words are already in book form." -- President George W. Bush, discussing and reading from George W. Bushisms By now, most of you probably do know about George W. Bushisms, the bestselling collection of misstatements made on the campaign trail by our president. Now, in More George W. Bushisms, Jacob Weisberg reveals that the malapropisms didn't stop on Inauguration Day: "I've coined new words like misunderstanding and Hispanically." "I haven't had a chance to talk, but I'm confident we'll get a bill that I can live with if we don't." "Our nation must come together to unite." "There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead." These and many other presidential pearls are hilariously on display in More George W. Bushisms.

Debatable Humor

Author: Patrick A. Stewart
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739166964
Format: PDF
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Debatable Humor focuses on understanding the behavior of individual candidates within the context of political debates, and uses an evolutionary psychology perspective to understand the roots of this behavior. Specifically, it considers the role humor and laughter plays in selecting leaders and, in turn, how this reflects the values of the political system.

The Constitution on the Campaign Trail

Author: Andrew Busch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN:
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On September 30, 2013, the Commission on Long-Term Care formally released its comprehensive Final Report to Congress in which it endorsed a package of 28 recommendations "for addressing our nation's challenges with delivering and financing long-term care services and supports (LTSS)." The Commission on Long-Term Care was established under Section 643 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-240), signed into law January 2, 2013, to be comprised of fifteen commissioners. Three members each were appointed by the President of the United States, the majority leader of the Senate, the minority leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the minority leader of the House of Representatives. The report is the result of the directives of the statute which required the Commission to: "...develop a plan for the establishment, implementation, and financing of a comprehensive, coordinated, and high-quality system that ensures the availability of long-term services and supports [LTSS] for individuals in need of such services and supports, including elderly individuals, individuals with substantial cognitive or functional limitations, other individuals who require assistance to perform activities of daily living, and individuals desiring to plan for future long-term care needs." and "vote on a comprehensive and detailed report based on the long-term care plan... [described above]."

Tapper Twins Ziemlich beste Feinde

Author: Geoff Rodkey
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641157021
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Fies, fieser, Tapper Twins So ein bisschen Geschwister-Hickhack ist doch ganz normal, oder? Erst recht, wenn man so unterschiedlich ist wie Leni und Ben. Einzige Gemeinsamkeit der Zwillinge: ihr Alter, klar, nämlich 12. Und der Start eines Rachefeldzugs. Gegeneinander, versteht sich. Also battlen sie sich, was die sozialen Netzwerke hergeben: per Chat, Screenshot, Online-Armee ... Bis das Ganze etwas eskaliert und die beiden sich fragen: Wie konnte es nur so weit kommen? Um der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen, überlässt Leni allen Parteien das Wort: sich, Ben, Freunden, Feinden, Ahnungslosen – mit überraschendem Ergebnis ...

Das Wunder der wilden Insel

Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641194466
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Preisgekrönt und bezaubernd: ein moderner Klassiker Als das Robotermädchen Roz erstmals die Augen öffnet, findet sie sich auf einer wilden, einsamen Insel wieder. Wie sie dorthin gekommen ist und warum, weiß sie nicht. Das Wetter und ein wilder Bär setzen ihr übel zu, und Roz begreift, dass sie sich ihrer Umgebung anpassen muss, wenn sie überleben will. Also beobachtet sie, erlernt die Sprache der Tiere und entdeckt, dass Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft sie weiterbringen. Viele würden das Blechmonster zwar am liebsten verjagen, aber Roz gibt nicht auf. Sie zieht ein Gänseküken auf, und endlich fassen die Tiere Vertrauen. Als Roz dann in großer Gefahr schwebt, stehen sie ihr als Freunde bei.