Category Archives: Book Spotlight

Book Spotlight- “The Populist Explosion” by John B. Judis

If you’re a little unsettled by the changing nature of politics at home and abroad you’re not alone.  We often see current events in isolation, yet sometimes there is a deep connection between them.  Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Brexit, Barack … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Hitler” by Volker Ullrich

Godwin’s Law is the tongue-in-cheek observation that in online arguments, the longer the discussion continues the probability of a comparison to Nazis or Hitler approaches certainty.  It’s a subtle poke at the idea that people resort to Hitler comparisons as … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “The Making of Donald Trump” by David Cay Johnston

Love him or hate him (and rest assured, it’s not love radiating over here), no one in recent memory has dominated America’s political landscape like Donald J. Trump.  There’s a slough of Trump books already and more are on the … Continue reading

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Unmasking our own internal biases

The political conventions are in the bag, and now America is faced with a choice between the two most reviled and unpopular candidates ever to run for President.  In November we’ll have to make the best choice we can so … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Listen, Liberal” by Thomas Frank

The pontificating class has handed down their received wisdom identifying the source of the outsider political power wielded by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump… the American People Are Angry.  Well, duh.  The more perceptive among us have noticed the rain … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “The Case For Mars” by Robert Zubrin

We cover a lot of ground with our Book Spotlight, but it’s usually political ground.  It’s nice to occasionally break out into something a little different. Since Tom’s Tidbits this month is about the entrenched bureaucracy of United Launch Alliance … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “War Is A Racket” by Smedley Butler

Our Book Spotlight this month returns to a target it illuminated in 2014 with “War Is A Racket” by General Smedley Butler.  It came to mind again because we had a new client in the shop recently who was pleasantly … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Pacific” by Simon Winchester

Voter disappointment with giant trade deals like NAFTA is credited with giving Bernie his big Michigan win, and Trade is shaping up to be one of the big issues in election 2016.  The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) would organize 12 … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Deep State” by Mike Lofgren

The Primaries are under way, and we’re 9 months away from the 2016 Presidential Election.  Concerned citizens from every point on the political spectrum will be wearing strange political costumes, chanting odd chants, buttonholing their friends and family, and working … Continue reading

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2015’s Pile of Publications

Not everyone looks around much when they drop their vehicle with us for repair, but those who do have noticed our Book and Bumper Sticker Library.  All the books are available for checkout, and the bumper stickers (and a few … Continue reading

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