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Newt Gingrich: Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America PDF Print E-mail
Written by Deboarh Weigel   

Possible future presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, once again proves himself to be brilliant and insightful. In “Winning the Future”, Gingrich explains difficult concepts in a manner that anyone can understand.  His theories can easily be passed as common sense, and it is definitely one of the most interesting books I have read this year. 

This summer, I had the opportunity to meet Gingrich himself and he perfectly models everyone’s favorite professor.  His lectures were soft-spoken but serious and the entire room hung on every word.  “Winning the Future” has the same tone and attitude and the content is phenomenal. 

Throughout “Winning the Future”, Gingrich explains how we need to defend the war on terror, reform social security, defend “under God” and the “centrality of our Creator in defining America”, balance the Federal budget and what you can do to win the future.  He offers great appendixes at the end that include the First Contract with America and Our Creator in the Capital: A Walking Tour of God in Washington D.C.


Book Review: Do As I Say (Not as I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colleen Boltz   

We all know the saying “practice what you preach”. We also know that at some point in your life you are going to be called out on your actions if you do not follow that motto.  That point has come for some high-profile leftists in America.

In Peter Schwiezer’s latest book, Do As I say (Not as I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy, author Peter Schweizer proves the fact that we all have known for quite some time now: Liberals preach their beliefs such as progressive taxes, environmental regulations, raising inheritance taxes, affirmative action (to name just a few) onto others when in reality these so called leaders for the left do not even live by their own beliefs.

Book Review: 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kelly Schumacher   

When first finding this book on the shelf, I admit, I laughed. Assuming that since this book was written by Bernard Goldberg (Author of best seller’s Bias and Arrogance) it would follow suit and be full of things the Liberal folk have done or are doing wrong. However, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America is just a little different than the rest.

Goldberg is a well known senior correspondent on CBS who has earned eight Emmy’s in total and made a name for himself questioning the Liberal media. Here he offers humor and insight as he counts down, what he believes, are the top 100 people in entertainment, television, politics, big wig corporations… the "cultural elites" as he puts it, who are the culprits screwing up America.

Now before any of you get all riled up and try to argue, "this book only includes three Republicans… why is that?" or "don’t you think the President who led us into a war for oil should be on this list?", remember one thing: this is his list.

Review: Letter To a Young Conservative By Dinesh D’Souza PDF Print E-mail
Written by Deborah Weigel   

When I first found this book I was casually browsing the book catalogue of the beloved Golda Meir library. I was somewhat unfamiliar with politics, other than current events, and wanted to explore my own political beliefs. Throughout my life I have had many experiences and grown up with the ideals that clearly placed me as a conservative, but at the time I had not really understood the difference between liberal and conservative.

The main points I understood, but I needed to find something to confirm or disprove my already established mindset. The first book I chose to read was Letters to a Young Conservative by Dinesh D’Souza. This book proved not only to be one of my favorites of all time, but also an informative and easy to read text.

Targeted at college age students, Letters to a Young Conservative proves to be an excellent way to explore modern political conservatism through basic arguments and ideas. While most books in this subject matter tend to be dry and lengthy, this book is quite the opposite. This book is an easy read, under 230 pages, with chapters broken up according to major themes.