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    • Bill Clinton

    • The American Presidents
    • By: Michael Tomasky, Sean Wilentz - editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. - editor
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bill Clinton: a president of contradictions. He was a Rhodes Scholar and a Yale Law School graduate, but he was also a fatherless child from rural Arkansas. He was one of the most talented politicians of his age, but he inspired enmity of such intensity that his opponents would stop at nothing to destroy him. He was the first Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt to win two successive presidential elections, but he was also the first president since Andrew Johnson to be impeached.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The good, the bad, the ugly

    • By EasyReader on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Silence of the Democrats

    • By: Michael Tomasky
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A recent speech by President George W. Bush made headlines for its pointed criticisms of President Donald Trump, but there was something else he said that I found far more compelling. As soon as he finished his thank-yous and his little jokes, Bush dived immediately into the heart of the crisis confronting Western democracies today:

    "The Silence of the Democrats" is from the October 29, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tomasky and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • A Woman of the People

    • Elizabeth Warren and the Future of the American Left
    • By: Michael Tomasky
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
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    Divisions among Democrats exist just like they do among Republicans, but have largely festered beneath the surface for lack of a spokesperson to challenge the party’s economic elites. In Elizabeth Warren, grassroots Democrats may have found their champion.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Subject; So-so Pesentation

    • By Me & My Girls on 01-13-15

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Finally, Something Isn’t the Matter With Kansas

    • By: Michael Tomasky
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most momentous political news of the past week? For my money, it wasn’t James Comey’s Senate testimony, riveting as it was. It was the Kansas Legislature’s decision to defy the governor and raise income taxes — a move that could well be the first step in a transformation of American politics much more far-reaching than anything that could come from Russiagate.

    "Finally, Something Isn’t the Matter With Kansas" is from the June 11, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tomasky and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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