Archive for the 'Books' Category

Having An Affair With David Petraeus? Writing A Book About Him?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Comedy, Military

Don’t have this be the title… I’m just saying… Here’s some background from Air Force Times about what’s in her book and how it’s climbing the charts on Amazon… Broadwell wrote in the preface to “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” published by Penguin in January, that while at Harvard, Petraeus passed along […]

November 11th, 2012 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Reagan, Obama, and Presidential Leadership

By Nick Ragone | Related entries in Barack, Books, History, Obama, Reagan

I have a new book that came out a few weeks ago on presidential leadership, aptly titled “Presidential Leadership: 15 Decisions that Changed the Nation.  I’m claiming that as my excuse for not blogging much on this site since the 2008 election. I mention it because the final two chapters of the book are Reagan […]

March 19th, 2011 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” Out November 17th

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Palin, Republicans

Looks like Christmas is coming early this year! From The AP: Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham says the former Alaska governor invested herself deeply and passionately in the project. He says the book contains fascinating detail. The 400-page book is the first for Palin, who has been an object of fascination since Republican Sen. John McCain […]

September 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 26 Comments »

Leading the Charge

By Jacob | Related entries in Books, Culture

General Tony Zinna was on The Leonard Lopate Show Tuesday promoting his new book Leading the Charge. Now, there’s a haircut you can set your watch to. The man is thoughtful and well-spoken. He says what he means and means what he says – Orwell would be proud. Listening to him was a pleasure. Particularly […]

August 29th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Stress Tests for Wall Street — What About the Billions in off-the-Books Toxic Assets?

By American News Project | Related entries in Bailouts, Banks, Barack, Books, Business, Congress, Corporate Business, D.C., Economic recovery, Economy, Fiscal Responsibility, geithner, Money, News, Obama, Politics, recession, Washington, WTF?

At the center of President Obama’s overhaul strategy for Wall Street are the “stress tests” which will be applied to all financial institutions. But how accurate will the test results be? That will depend on whether the treasury takes off-balance-sheet assets into account, experts say. This is Danielle Ivory, reporting from the American News Project […]

April 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Obama’s “Team Of Rivals” Is Shaping Up

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Biden, Books, Hillary, History, Richardson, Video

More free press for Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book that Obama is claiming will be his guide to building a robust, bi-partisan cabinet. Here she is with David Gregory explaining Lincoln’s leadership and Obama’s intentions to stock his cabinet with campaign rivals… First Biden. Then Hillary. And now we get word of Bill Richardson. But who […]

November 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Huckabee Heads To Iowa This Month

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Huckabee, Iowa

Sure, it’s just a book tour, but we all know what it’s really about. From NY Times: Mr. Huckabee’s new book could offer him a fresh platform to weigh in on the emerging debate over the Republican Party’s future. His Web site describes it as: “Huckabee’s amazing story, in his own words s — from […]

November 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

National Review: Ayers Wrote Obama’s Dreams from My Father

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ayers, Barack, Books, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense

Check out this delightfully nonsensical bit of jealousy… There has been speculation about this which I’ve ignored, no doubt because there are enough policy reasons to oppose Barack Obama and I don’t want to feed into what sounds, at first blush, like Vince Fosteresque paranoia. But I’ve finally read Jack Cashill’s lengthy analysis in The […]

October 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 27 Comments »

A pervasive public mood for change. Or not.

By mw | Related entries in Barack, Books, Change, Ideas, McCain

In their acceptance speeches both candidates endeavored to define and promote the “change” they represent. Obama offered an unremarkable litany of liberal Democratic policy positions. McCain offered an unremarkable litany of conservative Republican policy positions. So each candidate, acutely aware of a “palpable public mood for change“, wrapped themselves in the rhetoric of change, then explicitly pitched the proposition that the same partisan bromides that Republicans and Democrats have been flogging for decades represent the change that the public seeks. Tough sell.

September 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Bush, McCain, Quotes, Republicans

“Everything is f**king spin.” – John McCain talking about the Bush White House in Bob Woodward’s new book. Now that is the type of stuff I wish I heard publicly from McCain. Because if he spoke out like this more often (maybe not as harshly) he’d probably lose some of the base, but how many […]

September 4th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »