Saturday, December 16, 2017

Commentary: Roy Moore's defeat is important for Republicans and Democrats alike

What Doug Jones's win means for Mitch McConnell, Steve Bannon and the Democrats

By David C. Barker, Professor of Government and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for Roy Moore to step aside.

Book Review: 'MirrorWorld' by Jeremy Robinson


Book Review: 'Zach’s Rebound Girl' by Monique DeVere


Book Review: 'You’ll Never Be Lonely' by Madison Sevier


Book Review: 'Natural Lust' by Madison Sevier


Book Review: 'Southwest of Love and Murder' by Brenda Whiteside


Book Review: 'Rise of the Iron Eagle' by Roy A. Teel, Jr.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Commentary: What Trump really means for the American financial system

Trump, tribalism and the end of American capitalism

America's first businessperson in the White House is doing more to destroy the American capitalist system than any previous president. A strong market economy needs a robust middle class, mechanisms for upward mobility, and clear rule of law to grow and sustain itself over time.

Book Review: 'Vittori's Damsel in Distress' by Liz Fielding


Book Review: 'Unguarded Release' by Elle Saint James


Book Review: 'Cat’s Lair' by Christine Feehan


Book Review: 'The Kindness' by Polly Samson


Book Reviews: Great reads to inspire youth fitness

How these kids' books can introduce a lifetime of fitness

When I became a parent last year, it seemed likely my marathon running days were behind me. Running had made me a grittier person. It had given me the very specific self-assurance that comes from calmly enduring 26 miles on foot, a quality that would prove useful in the frightful early months of caring for an…

Book Reviews: Consider these captivating reads

These books command, not capture, your attention

The new Chris Ware book has sat beside my desk for weeks. It's been tough to miss. It's about a foot-and-a-half tall with a canary-yellow spine, and the cover image is signature Ware: Comic book hieroglyphics of domestic ennui, linked by thin schematic lines, flow charts of word balloons and worried portraits of the Oak Park,…

Commentary: The GOP is spreading falsehoods about the impoverished

3 myths about the poor that Republicans are using to support slashing US safety net

By Michele Gilman, Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore. Sen. Chuck Grassley recently seemed to suggest some poor people spend all their money on "booze or women or movies." AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Republicans continue to use long-debunked myths about the poor as they defend lower taxes for the rich and deep cuts to the social safety net to pay for them.