Jim Hightower: What’s Wrong With the GOP’s ‘Hell no’ Faction Ah, August — that time of year when the going gets tough ... and Congress gets going. On vacation that is. And, to be fair, maybe Congress needs a vacation. All the stress of not passing laws and constantly thwarting any attempt by President Obama to fix ... 08/12/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
‘These are the times that try men’s souls’ Whenever I see that clip of Harry Reid saying he won’t fund cancer research for children, I think of Strother Martin’s famous line from “Cool Hand Luke”: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” Reid has the same squinty eyes as ... 10/5/2013 - 4:00 pm | View Link
Iraq open thread: a challenge to dKos members There have been many, many diaries regarding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Most of these diaries advocate withdrawal, and inevitably, the discussion turns to "how should we withdraw? Over what time period? Should we leave some troops there over ... 08/19/2005 - 3:03 pm | View Link
How to Have a Succesful Book Club 1. Think Outside The Book Liven up the discussion by reading plays or literary magazines that feature essays, art and short stories. 2. Share The Busywork 01/25/2015 - 5:23 am | View Website
The Black Circle: Book 5, The 39 Clues by Patrick Carman As I read The 39 Clues series, the stories remind me of the game when someone starts a story, and the next one adds to it, trying to top the previous ... 01/25/2015 - 1:13 am | View Website
The Muses' Circle A Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book 2014! "You have to go. I won't be able to control myself. I've wanted you so bad for so long and after I've been in the cage...I ... 01/24/2015 - 11:40 pm | View Website
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The playful title of Peter Turchi’s new book is a hint at what lies inside. “A Muse and a Maze” is about not only muses and mazes but about what amuses and amazes us. Like his 2004 book “Maps of the Imagination” — an equally fascinating foray into the idea of writing as cartography — “A Muse and a Maze” is meant to “invite writers to think differently about what we do.” But there is plenty here for any curious reader.
The Underground Railroad figured prominently in the politics of slavery and freedom in antebellum America. Yet it has confounded modern historians, who have tended either to exaggerate its scope or to dismiss it as largely mythological. In his carefully argued new book, Eric Foner aims to set the record straight.
“The Bachelor is not the most natural dating situation.”Such are the insights in Sean Lowe’s new book, “For the Right Reasons.” But perhaps people don’t turn to the Abstastic Abstainer for insights. Which is good because Lowe has other things to offer, such as his 100 percent pure, excruciating sincerity.