Yes We (Still) Can

Author: Dan Pfeiffer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538711729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6034


From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era. On November 9th, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer woke up like most of the world wondering WTF just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How was it that a decent and thoughtful president had been succeeded by a buffoonish reality star, and what do we do now? Instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country (which were his first and second thoughts), Pfeiffer decided to tell this surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here. Pfeiffer was one of Obama's first hires when he decided to run for president, and was at his side through two presidential campaigns and six years in the White House. Using never-before-heard stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Yes We (Still) Can examines how Obama succeeded despite Twitter trolls, Fox News (and their fake news), and a Republican Party that lost its collective mind. An irreverent, no-BS take on the crazy politics of our time, Yes We (Still) Can is a must-read for everyone who is disturbed by Trump, misses Obama, and is marching, calling, and hoping for a better future for the country.

Yes We (Still) Can

Author: Dan Pfeiffer

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785904310

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 4550


From Barack Obama's former communications director comes a colourful account of how politics, the media, and the internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era. The ‘Decade of Obama’ (2007—2017) was one of massive change that rewrote the rules of politics in ways that are only now beginning to be understood. Which is why all pundits got the 2016 presidential election wrong). Yes We (Still) Can looks at how Obama navigated the forces that allowed Trump to win the White House, becoming one of the most consequential presidents in American history, why Trump surprised everyone, and how Democrats can come out on top in the long run. Part political memoir, part blueprint for progressives in the Trump era, Yes We (Still) Can is an insider’s take on the crazy politics of our time. Pfeiffer, one of Barack Obama’s longest-serving advisors, reveals never-before-told stories ranging from Obama’s presidential campaigns to his time in the White House, providing readers with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at life on the front line of politics.

The Silvering Screen

Author: Sally Chivers

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442611049

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 213

View: 3129


Popular films have always included elderly characters, but until recently, old age only played a supporting role onscreen. Now, as the Baby Boomer population hits retirement, there has been an explosion of films, including Away From Her, The Straight Story, The Barbarian Invasions, and About Schmidt, where aging is a central theme. The first-ever sustained discussion of old age in cinema, The Silvering Screen brings together theories from disability studies, critical gerontology, and cultural studies, to examine how the film industry has linked old age with physical and mental disability. Sally Chivers further examines Hollywood's mixed messages - the applauding of actors who portray the debilitating side of aging, while promoting a culture of youth - as well as the gendering of old age on film. The Silvering Screen makes a timely attempt to counter the fear of aging implicit in these readings by proposing alternate ways to value getting older.

Wanted One Surrogate Mother

Author: Las Chance

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477262814

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 544

View: 4966


Austin Blackburn a wealthy businessman and his best childhood friend Dr. Bo Brooks lived next door to each in New York City. Both men always had a very large number of women who were doing their very best to get their hooks into them, but so far they had managed to dodge the bullet. Lately Austin had started to want more out of life than the usual love and leave them life, he and his friend Bo had been living. He wanted an heir. However he did not want a wife only an heir. Austin decided that a surrogate mother was the only way to go. Karen was a young woman who had moved to New York from a small Southern town right out of high school. Shortly after arriving in New York she got a job at a well established church on the out skirts of the city as the secretary to the good Reverend St. Johns. Who proved not to be such a good reverend after all.

Statistics Alive!

Author: Wendy J. Steinberg,Matthew Price

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544328249

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 5198


Statistics need not be dull and dry! Engage and inspire your students with Statistics Alive! Presenting essential content on statistical analysis in short, digestible modules, this text is written in a conversational tone with anecdotal stories and light-hearted humor; it’s an enjoyable read that will ensure your students are always prepared for class. Students are shown the underlying logic to what they′re learning, and well-crafted practice and self-check features help ensure that that new knowledge sticks. Coverage of probability theory and mathematical proofs is complemented by expanded conceptual coverage. In the Third Edition, new coauthor Matthew Price includes simplified practice problems and increased coverage of conceptual statistics, integrated discussions of effect size with hypothesis testing, and new coverage of ethical practices for conducting research. Give your students the SAGE Edge! SAGE Edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn More. Bundle and SAVE! Statistics Alive!, Third Edition + Student Study Guide ISBN: 978-1-0718-3088-8

Fight House

Author: Tevi Troy

Publisher: Regnery History

ISBN: 1621578364

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8854


"Fight House looks juicy as all hell" - National Review "Troy seamlessly weaves West Wing gossip with significant moments in modern history." - Jewish Insider THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FIGHT HOUSE President Trump’s White House is famously tumultuous. But as presidential historian and former White House staffer Tevi Troy reminds us, bitter rivalries inside the White House are nothing new. From the presidencies of Harry S. Truman, when the modern White House staff took shape, to Donald Trump, the White House has been filled with ambitious people playing for the highest stakes and bearing bitter grudges. In Fight House, you’ll discover: -The advisor to President Harry Truman that General George Marshall refused to acknowledge -How the supposed “Camelot” Kennedy White House was rife with conflict -How Dr. Henry Kissinger displaced other national security advisors to gain President Richard Nixon’s ear -Why President Jimmy Carter’s personal pettiness and obsession with detail led to a dysfunctional White House—and played a role in his losing the 1980 election -How the contrasting management styles of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan led to some epic White House staff clashes -Why the “No Drama Obama” White House was anything but no drama Insightful, entertaining, and important, Tevi Troy’s Fight House will delight and instruct anyone interested in American politics and presidential history.

Ancients and Old Ones : Book 8 of the Heku Series

Author: T.M. Nielsen

Publisher: T.M. Nielsen

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 569

View: 2732


Emily begins to recover from her long captivity with Salazar, but a drastic setback threatens not only her, but the lives of the Equites Council. Chevalier struggles with Emily’s renewed friendship with the Encala, when they offer her a companion in a time of need. Learn more about the relationships between the Old Ones and the original heku, the Ancients. Chevalier’s fierce hatred for the Ancients comes to play and pits the Old Ones against them once again. The Old Ones learn more about Emily and threats emerge as Emily discovers hidden Ancient abilities within herself. Salazar’s hold tightens once again and they begin to wonder if Emily will ever be completely out of his grasp. Alexis begins to crave motherhood and Dain steps up as a formidable presence in Emily’s protection. The Valle make a startling revelation, one that could bring Chevalier and Emily the peace they seek.

Rebuild the Dream

Author: Van Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1568587155

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7363


In Rebuild the Dream, green economy pioneer Van Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider. For the first time, he shares intimate details of his time in government -- and reveals why he chose to resign his post as a special advisor to the Obama White House. Jones puts his hard-won lessons to good use, proposing a powerful game plan to restore hope, fix our democracy and renew the American Dream. The American Dream means different things to people, but the center of gravity is always the same: an ordinary person -- who was not born with great wealth, but who is willing to work hard and play by the rules -- should be able to find employment, live in a good community, make progress financially, retire with dignity, and give his or her children a better life. That dream is fading. On Main Street, too many people are working harder than ever -- while falling further behind. They play by the rules, but cannot succeed. At the same time, other Americans, including the worst of Wall Street, break every rule, but cannot fail -- because someone has already decided that they are "too big" to fail. The American Dream has been turned upside down and inside out. It is time to set things right. As the first Obama administration official to write a book about his experiences, Jones offers a unique perspective. In explaining why the 2008 "hope" bubble burst, he unveils the seven biggest mistakes made by the White House and its supporters. He explores the origin and fate of the movements that helped to elect President Obama, as well as those that have challenged and shaped his presidency. Along the way, Jones systematically reveals surprising parallels between Obama's people-powered campaign, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. At this pivotal moment, Jones argues that we must make our economy respect the 99% and work for the 100%, not just the 1%. He proposes serious solutions that fit the scale of our problems. Rebuild the Dream sets forth bold ideas inspired by the progressive values that made the twentieth century the "American Century." It shows how key public policies and investments can create millions of good, American jobs. America is still the best idea in the world. The American middle class is still her greatest invention. Rebuild the Dream is dedicated to the proposition that -- with the right strategy -- both can be preserved and strengthened for generations to come.