What Book(s) Would You Give?

by Ellen Kolb December 17, 2017

The recent Granite State Taxpayers party ended with a Yankee swap of the best kind: books, preferably from one’s own bookshelf, on politics or economics. We had an interesting mix by the time all the packages were claimed. Every holiday gathering should end with books for all, as far as I’m concerned. So, readers, I’m […]

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Challenging “Banned Books Week”

by Ellen Kolb September 27, 2017

It’s “Banned Books Week.” Pardon my groan. I rant about this every year. No end in sight, alas. The folks behind Banned Books Week – a coalition of the American Library Association and allied groups – lost all credibility with me years ago when they conflated “banned” and “challenged,” especially when the challenge is to […]

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Books and bans and challenges

by Ellen Kolb September 27, 2016

It’s Banned Books Week, according to the American Library Association. I’ll join the ALA in cheering for free expression and the right to read. Where I part ways with the ALA is where they equate banned books with challenged books. It gets my hackles up when I’m advised not to challenge things. Read more at […]

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It is futile to resist…..

by Susan Olsen May 22, 2016

“It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis,” Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux said during board testimony Tuesday.”

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Settled science…

by Susan Olsen December 26, 2012

‘Nuff said?

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The 12-Step Guide for the Recovering Obama Voter

by Steve MacDonald September 21, 2012

This might come in handy for the trolls and lurkers. Click the cover to visit Amazon’s page or to order the book. Amazon’s Book Description is on the Jump

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Encounter Broadsides: Short Pithy Pamphlets Against Statism

by Mike July 13, 2012

I first, ahem, encountered these books just after BarryO’s immacculation, and Limbaugh’s famous words “I hope he fails”. There are now 30 in the series, and yes, I have collected the complete set and read almost all of them. Running about 40-50 pages each, they are intended to be a quick, fact-filled study on a […]

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The Hunger Games

by Steve MacDonald July 2, 2012

I read all three of these in record time.  Two this past weekend.  And while there are some curious stabs at environmentalism, and the can’t we all just get along meme, the most power full themes are the terror of absolute tyranny and the fact that we are all damaged goods. I highly recommend them. […]

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The Terrorist Next Door

by Steve MacDonald June 1, 2011

Investigative reporter Erick Stakelbeck, host of the network program “Stakelbeck on Terror,” has written a book everyone needs to pay attention to. It’s called “The Terrorist Next Door, ‘How the government is deceiving you about the Islamist threat.”

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Davis Freddoso Interview – Gangster Government

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2011

David Freddoso is a political reporter for The Washington Examiner and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Case Against Barack Obama; Previously he covered Capitol Hill for National Review Online and was a reporter for Human Events and the Evans-Novak Political Report. A graduate of Notre Dame and the Columbia School of Journalism, he lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

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New Book into the ‘Grok!

by Skip April 28, 2011

Gangsta Govt: The FCC making its own rules, even though the Law doesn’t give it to them, the courts have said no, the Congress has said no, but the FCC continues The EPA changes the Law on its own (the "Tailoring Rule" for emissions), and helping to implement Cap N Trade via regulation even as […]

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E-Books Top Print publishing Sales

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2011

The Financial Times is reporting (free sub. req.) that E-books have surpassed print books in total sales for the first time.

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Bedford School District Book Woes Re-ignite

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2011

The Bedford Public School system is back in the news again. Another book has popped up in the curriculum that is questioning the standards of the towns (cough-cough) educational experts. This time is it ‘Water For Elephants.”

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And now…a respite from politics: “Breaking Night,” by Liz Murray

by Tim Condon December 26, 2010

I always jot down mini-reviews of books when I finish them. Don’t know how many I have. Only got into the habit in the 1980’s or ’90’s. None of the real important ones are there—Atlas Shrugged, Economics in One Lesson, Power and Market, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle […]

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Stieg Larsson Is A Dead Marxist

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2010

I managed to cram all 590 pages of Stieg Larsson’s book ‘The girl with the dragon tattoo’ into my reading diet and let me say this; if you can get past the first 190 pages the next 400 are worth the time. I enjoyed the bulk of the book immensely, despite the fact that I was trapped in “the reading room” and that it was written by a now dead Marxist.

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We Still Hold These Truths

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2010

Matthew Spalding from the Heritage Foundation is an expert on the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, Political Institutions, Political History and Citizenship and it is evident on every page of his book, ‘We Still Hold These Truths.’  This thing is crack for liberty lovers, and if you don’t already own a copy order one now, or stop […]

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