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    • Don’t Let Politics Dumb You down

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    In the era of President Trump, politics is reduced to a fatuous, debilitating spectacle. We screech, we weep, we laugh bitterly. We don’t seem to think much.

    "Don’t Let Politics Dumb You down" is from the August 12, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • We Are the Change We Seek

    • The Speeches of Barack Obama
    • By: E. J. Dionne, Joy Reid
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
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    We Are the Change We Seek is a collection of Barack Obama's 26 greatest addresses: beginning with his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War and closing with his final speech before the United Nations in September 2016. As president, Obama's words had the power to move the country, and often the world, as few presidents before him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read

    • By Biespitz on 04-08-17

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    • One Nation After Trump

    • A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported
    • By: E. J. Dionne Jr., Norman J. Ornstein, Thomas E. Mann
    • Narrated by: E. J. Dionne Jr., Norman J. Ornstein, Thomas E. Mann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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    American democracy was never supposed to give the nation a president like Donald Trump. We have never had a president who gave rise to such widespread alarm about his lack of commitment to the institutions of self-government, to the norms democracy requires, and to the need for basic knowledge about how government works. We have never had a president who raises profound questions about his basic competence and his psychological capacity to take on the most challenging political office in the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great book, one drawback...

    • By Sharkbite on 01-15-18

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    • Why the Right Went Wrong

    • Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond
    • By: E. J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
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    Why the Right Went Wrong offers a historical view of the right since the 1960s. Its core contention is that American conservatism and the Republican Party took a wrong turn when they adopted Barry Goldwater's worldview during and after the 1964 campaign. Since 1968, no conservative administration could live up to the rhetoric rooted in the Goldwater movement that began to reshape American politics 50 years ago.

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    • Interesting food for thought in this political season.

    • By Rusty on 07-13-16

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    • Trump and the GOP's Jurassic Park

    • By: E. J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Trump and the GOP's Jurassic Park" is from the June 15, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E. J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Russia and the Far Right’s Cozy Affair

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The links among Vladimir Putin, President Trump, and segments of both the Republican Party and the American conservative movement seem bizarre. How can this be, given the Russian president’s KGB pedigree and a Cold War history during which antipathy toward the Soviet Union held the right together?

    "Russia and the Far Right’s Cozy Affair" is from the July 29, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Next DNC Chair Will Have a Huge Opportunity — and a Huge Burden

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The most striking aspect of the vast and swiftly organized movement against President Trump is how little it had to do with the Democratic Party. Whoever is elected to chair the Democratic National Committee this weekend should draw two conclusions from this, and they are in tension.

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    • The Good That Could Come From a Trump Presidency

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    So let us consider what good might come from the political situation in which we will find ourselves in 2017. Doing this does not require denying the dangers posed by a Donald Trump presidency or the demolition of progressive achievements he could oversee. It does mean remembering an important distinction President Obama has made ever since he entered public life: that “hope is not blind optimism.”

    "The Good That Could Come From a Trump Presidency " is from the December 29, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What NFL Owners Can Learn from the History of Memorial Day

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    It is, unfortunately, appropriate that the National Football League’s owners decided to issue their rule attacking free expression the week before Memorial Day.

    "What NFL Owners Can Learn from the History of Memorial Day" is from the May 27, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Admit It: Trump Is Unfit to Serve

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Let’s not mumble or whisper about the central issue facing our country: What is this democratic nation to do when the man serving as president of the United States plainly has no business being president of the United States?

    "Admit It: Trump Is Unfit to Serve" is from the February 15, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • It’s Becoming Harder to Explain Why I’m Still Catholic

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The major disgrace of America’s Catholic bishops was to foster a culture in which priests sexually assaulted children and were then sent on to new duties as their ungodly behavior was covered up.

    "It’s Becoming Harder to Explain Why I’m Still Catholic" is from the August 26, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Our Divided Political Heart

    • The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent
    • By: E. J. Dionne
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
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    Our Divided Political Heart will be the must-listen book of the 2012 election campaign. Offering an incisive analysis of how hyper-individualism is poisoning the nation's political atmosphere, E. J. Dionne Jr., argues that Americans can't agree on who we are because we can't agree on who we've been, or what it is, philosophically and spiritually, that makes us Americans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good points and lots of good information

    • By Jamie Britton Blanck on 08-15-12

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    • Can Trump Survive?

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Can he survive?This became the central issue in American politics late Tuesday afternoon. It’s also the only subject President Trump cares about.

    "Can Trump Survive?" is from the August 22, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Capitalists Should Listen to Bernie Sanders

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Capitalists Should Listen to Bernie Sanders" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What Trump Did to Kelly Shows How Far We Have Fallen

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The United States is in the middle of a very unfortunate experiment in how disoriented a great nation can become before it loses its moorings entirely.

    "What Trump Did to Kelly Shows How Far We Have Fallen" is from the October 22, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump’s Words Don’t Buy Dinner

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Two Labor Days into Donald Trump’s presidency, what has happened to the working class?

    "Trump’s Words Don’t Buy Dinner" is from the September 02, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Bad’ Jobs Don’t Have to Be so Bad

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    So many policy proposals aimed at reducing economic inequality emphasize moving disadvantaged people into higher-paying, higher-skilled jobs, typically with more access to education and training.

    "‘Bad’ Jobs Don’t Have to Be so Bad" is from the July 08, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • It’s Time to Say Last Rites Over American Conservatism

    • By: E. J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    It is time to read last rites over the American conservative movement. After years of drifting steadily toward extreme positions, conservatism is dead, replaced by a far right that has the Republican Party under its thumb.

    "It’s Time to Say Last Rites Over American Conservatism" is from the February 25, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E. J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • We're Rushing Toward the Breaking Point

    • By: E. J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Can our government function normally when President Trump tweets about his “button” being bigger than that of an armed adversary? Can there be business as usual when the word “insane” is being applied with increasing frequency to his actions, and when one of his most loyal supporters has called a meeting between Russian operatives and Trump campaign officials “treasonous”?

    "We're Rushing Toward the Breaking Point" is from the January 03, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E. J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Call out His Lies. He Depends on Them.

    • By: E.J. Dionne Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    By now, we know that President Trump is a lying demagogue. Because this is not said often enough, he has been allowed to routinize lying and enshrine the vilest forms of divisiveness as a normal part of our politics.Lies do not deserve deference just because a president tells them.

    "Call out His Lies. He Depends on Them." is from the May 30, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by E.J. Dionne Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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