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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 31.99
Through a series of carefully chosen vignettes, Stephen E. Frantzich portrays citizens from every walk of life-rich and poor, old and young, black and white, male and female, left and right, famous and obscure engaged in extraordinary civic activity. Their causes run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the Internet to the environment-but... more...
- Encounter Books 2014; US$ 19.99
Saving Congress from Itself proposes a single reform: eliminate all federal grants-in-aid to state and local governments. This action would reduce federal spending by over $600 billion a year and have a profound effect on how we govern ourselves. The proliferation of federal grants-in-aid programs is of recent vintage: only about 100 such grants... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00
The congressional agenda, Frances Lee contends, includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, Democratic and Republican senators tend to fight with each other. What explains this discord? Beyond Ideology argues that many partisan battles are rooted in competition for power rather... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
Why are our politicians almost universally perceived as liars? What made candidate Bill Clinton's draft record more newsworthy than his policy statements? How did George Bush's masculinity, Ronald Reagan's theatrics with a microphone, and Walter Mondale's appropriation of a Wendy's hamburger ad make or break their presidential campaigns? Ever since... more...
- Peterson's 2013; Not Available
Master the Civil Service Exams offers complete test preparation for the written exam so you can pursue a government job. Math, verbal and clerical exercises, plus four full-length practice tests, build skills and confidence, while experts in the field provide an inside scoop on how to become a first-rate job candidate. You will also find up-to-date... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99
Communicator-in-Chief examines the role of new media technologies such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, blogs, video games, texting and the Internet in the historic 2008 presidential campaign. Politicians of the twenty-first century will use the Obama campaign's new media technology strategy to not only communicate with the electorate,... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00
Death, taxes, and red tape. The inevitable trio no one can escape. That wry sense of reality colors Herbert Kaufman's classic study of red tape, the bureaucratic phenomenon that all of us have encountered in some form?from the confounding tax form filled out annually to the maddeningly time-consuming wait at the driver's license bureau. The complaints... more...
- Publish Green 2015; US$ 2.99
If the Founding Fathers were with us today, they would be just as disappointed in Congress as we are. But they would be even more disappointed in us, the American people, since they gave us the ultimate responsibility for fixing our political system when, as now, it becomes necessary. Our challenge is to repair a Congress where currently 90% of incumbents... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 0.99
One of the most remarkable characteristics of the U.S. Constitution is its mutability. The procedure for amending the Constitution ensures that it will always be a living document that reflects the evolving concerns of the American populace over time. Indeed, soon after the Constitution was ratified, it began to be amended. The first ten amendments,... more...