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Tag Archives: Books

Book Review: Getting Elected is the Easy Part offers practical advice and political wisdom

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Getting Elected is the Easy Part: Working and Winning in the State Legislature, by Washington State Senator Karen Keiser.
Written by:David Kobrin
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“The Boys in the Boat” adds to the visual arts depicting the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany

Excerpt: George Clooney's latest film, based on the non-fiction novel by Daniel James Brown, joins films like "Olympia" in taking audiences back to the 1930s, a time when American athletes competed for Olympic gold against a backdrop of rising fascism.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Book Review: Collision of Power examines the Bezos/Trump years at The Washington Post

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post by Martin Barton.
Written by:David Kobrin
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Book Review: Kim Kelly’s Fight Like Hell is a useful synthesis of American labor history

Excerpt: Slowly at first, and then with increasing energy, Fight Like Hell brings together radical themes from our nation’s past that make the book a worthwhile read.
Written by:David Kobrin
Categories:Economic Security, Media & Culture, Policy Topics
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Book Review: “What Are You Gonna Do About It?” presents the wisdom of Jolene Unsoeld

Excerpt: Read NPI contributor Joel Connelly's review of “What Are You Gonna Do About It? Stories of a Hopeless Meddler,” from Jolene Unsoeld, completed after her death by her son Krag Unsoeld.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Book Review: An assault on American democracy and our responsibility to stop it

Excerpt: Read NPI contributor Joel Connelly's review of The Age of Insurrection: The Radical Right’s Assault on American Democracy, by renowned journalist David Neiwert.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Book Review: 100% Democracy makes the case for adopting universal voting in the U.S.

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of 100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting, by writer E. J. Dionne Jr. and Miles Rapoport, a former Secretary of State.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
Categories:Elections, Media & Culture
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Book Review: It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful relates how art helped combat AIDS

Excerpt: Lowery chronicles the art installations by the collective Gran Fury, including Kissing Doesn’t Kill and All People With Aids are Innocent, while also describing the tragic consequences AIDS was having on the members themselves.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
Categories:Healthcare, Media & Culture, Policy Topics, World Commmunity
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Book Review: Flipped recounts Georgia progressives’ big 2020 breakthrough

Excerpt: The thrilling victories of the Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, which were followed within hours by the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, are richly chronicled in Flipped, a recently published book by the chief political reporter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Greg Bluestein.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Book Review: Left Behind puts the DLC’s failed track record under a microscope

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Left Behind: The Democrats' Failed Attempt to Solve Inequality, by historian Lily Geismer, an associate professor of history at Claremont McKenna College.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Book Review: Laboratories of Autocracy puts Republican-run statehouses under a spotlight

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines, by Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
Categories:Media & Culture, Party Politics
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Book Review: Flying Blind examines the bad decisions that led to Boeing’s current crises

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing, by award-winning Bloomberg reporter Peter Robison.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Book Review: Not-so-hidden racism and profit define the sickness of “American Healthcare”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Others Insanely Rich, by Thom Hartmann.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Healthcare, Media & Culture, Policy Topics, Views & Reviews
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Book Review: It’s worth “Demystifying Shariah” instead of continuing with our ignorant prejudices

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Demystifying Shariah: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It's Not Taking Over Our Country by Sumbul Ali-Karamali.
Written by:David A Johnson
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