Alternating between laugh-out-loud scenes from his childhood and acidic ruminations on the present state of an America he and his famous fundamentalist parents helped create, best-selling author Frank Schaeffer asks what the Glenn Becks and the Rush Limbaughs and the paranoid fantasies of the “right-wing echo chamber” are really all about. Here’s a hint: sex.
"Entertaining and enlightening"
In the summer of 2011, Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black embarked on a balls-out, cross-country tour. Along the way, they spoke to politicians, gun lovers, abortion-rights advocates and opponents, gay parents, flag burners, Muslims, poker players, Tea Partiers, Minutemen, veterans, teen moms, bikers, fast-food workers, and a hooker or two. They toured the White House. They fired semiautomatic weapons. They stopped and ate at every Olive Garden along the way. But mostly they talked to each other.
"Sweet and Thoughtful"
The story of the worlds best-remembered celebrity couple, set against the political backdrop of their time. Oceans of mythology have grown up around them, all of which Diana Preston explores in her stirring history of the lives and times of a couple whose names more than two millennia later still invoke passion, curiosity, and intrigue.
"Narrator's tone was way over emphasized"
During their eight years in the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton worked together more closely than the public ever knew. For Love of Politics is the first book to explain the dynamics of their relationship, showing that it is impossible to understand one Clinton without factoring in the other.
"Really filled in the blanks"
The unforgettable story of a military family that lost two sons - one to suicide and one in combat - and channeled their grief into fighting the armed forces’ suicide epidemic. Major General Mark Graham was a decorated two-star officer. His wife, Carol, was a teacher who held the family together. When their sons Kevin and Jeff die within nine months of each other - Kevin commits suicide and Jeff is killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq - Mark and Carol are astonished by the drastically different responses their sons’ deaths receive from the Army.
In their own words and their own voices, these contributors prove that ordinary citizens can make a difference. They offer practical resources to turn inspiration into action. From effective online petitions to getting out informed voters, this empowering audio is an essential guide for being involved based on one criterion: a heartfelt desire to better our communities and country.
In The Exception to the Rulers, award-winning journalists Amy and David Goodman expose the lies, corruption, and crimes of the power elite, an elite bolstered by large media conglomerates. Her goal is “to go where the silence is, to give voice to the silenced majority.” This audiobook includes numerous archival audio excerpts, including statements from filmmaker Michael Moore, civil liberties victims describing their harrowing ordeals in the United States after 9/11, and more.
For twenty years, James Carville and Mary Matalin have held the mantle of the nation's most politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated couple. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, Carville and Matalin take a look at how they - and America - have changed in the last two decades. If nothing else, this new collaboration proves that after twenty years of marriage they can still manage to agree on a few things.
"A Look at a power couple"
The ex-wife of a former high-ranking diplomat, Deborah Kanafani spent many years witnessing the peace efforts between Israel and Palestine. Rather than telling the story of her experiences from a political angle, she offers a glimpse into the human perspective of women in this volatile region.
"What this book is really about"
"Adults Hate 'Yes Means Yes' Laws. The College Students I Meet Love Them." is from the October 15, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jaclyn Friedman and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Why the World Loves the Many Resurrections of 'Doctor Who'" is from the September 20, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Gregory Alan Thornbury and narrated by Jill Melancon.
An inspiring personal story by the most prominent Muslim woman activist and legislator for women’s rights in Pakistan. In the fall of 2001, a newlywed English professor took on a job editing the “women’s section” of one of Pakistan’s leading Urdu newspapers. She soon transformed pages of celebrity gossip and fashion advice into a vehicle for the investigation of the true lives of Pakistani women. News of acid attacks on hapless women, the trading of girls as currency in tribal disputes, and other abuses transformed this young mother into a fiery advocate for women’s rights.
"To Make Love Last, What If We Should Stop Working so Hard?" is from the October 06, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eve Fairbanks and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"The Sexist Double Standard behind Why Millennials Love Bernie Sanders" is from the Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"The World Is Scary as Hell. Love Anyway." is from the November 18, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeremy Courtney and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"If You Love Israel, Don't Boycott It" is from the October 28, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elliott Abrams and narrated by Sam Scholl.
From Gene Robinson, the Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church, the first openly gay person elected (in 2003) to the historic episcopate and the world's leading religious spokesperson for gay rights and gay marriage, comes a groundbreaking book that lovingly and persuasively makes the case for same-sex marriage. It establishes a commonsense, reasoned, religious argument, made by someone who holds the religious text of the Bible to be holy and sacred.
"He nailed it!"
"Politicians Love to Say They Travel the Country and 'Hear' Us. It's Just Hype." is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Barton Swaim and narrated by Sam Scholl.
Presidential candidate Victoria Wodhull advocates the heretical concept of Free Love. "Free Love" was a phrase coined long before the 1960s. Listen to how we can save ourselves from the imposed bondage of marital relationships.
Defining Marriage traces the decades-long evolution of marriage through the personal stories of those who lived through it. Writer Matt Baume provides an intimate glimpse into the private lives of those who dreamed of marriage in the 1970s, the survivors of the 1980s, the audacious pioneers of the 1990s, the tireless soldiers of the 2000s, and the champions who won marriage today.