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Summary: Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements. --

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Briarcliff Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAH

McCain, John

Summary: "A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCAIN, JOHN MCC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B MCCAIN MCC

Polakow-Suransky, Sasha

Summary: Discusses the new political climate in Europe and the United States where xenophobia and racism have voted Britain out of the EU and catapulted Donald Trump to the presidency.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304 POL

Sowell, Thomas

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The quest for social justice is a powerful crusade of our time, with an appeal to many different people, for many different reasons. But those who use the same words do not always present the same meanings. Clarifying those meanings is the first step toward finding out what we agree on and disagree on. From there, it is largely a question of what the facts are. Social Justice Fallacies reveals...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2023

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Rabb, Steven

Summary: "If the Founding Fathers surveyed our nation today and together composed a single speech to America, what would they say? The prologue begins to answer that question as it chronicles a current-day reunion of America's Founding Fathers at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Through a stroke of Providence, the Founders have assembled once again to take up their pen and save the country they love....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liberty For All Publishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Social Politic Rabb

Giridharadas, Anand

Summary: "An insider account of activists, politicians, educators, and everyday citizens working to change minds, bridge divisions, and save democracy"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 GIR

Troiano, Nick

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Summary: "In a divided America, the biggest solvable problem fueling political extremism and dysfunction is hiding in plain party primaries. The Primary Solution shows how to fix them." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2024

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Levitsky, Steven

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Summary: "A call to reform our antiquated political institutions before it's too late-from the New York Times bestselling authors of How Democracies Die. America is undergoing a massive experiment: It is moving, in fits and starts, toward a multiracial democracy, something few societies have ever done. But the prospect of change has sparked an authoritarian backlash that threatens the very foundations...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2023

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Judis, John B.

Summary: "For decades, American politics has been plagued by a breakdown between the Democratic and Republican parties, in which victory has inevitably led to defeat, and vice versa. Both parties have lost sight of the political center of the American electorate, leading to polarization and paralysis. In Where Have All the Democrats Gone?, John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira reveal the tectonic changes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2023

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Summary: A five-part docu-series following a veteran group of former GOP operatives and strategists known publicly as the Lincoln Project. The fastest-growing super PAC in America takes on the task of "saving democracy" and defeating their own party's sitting president, Donald Trump. While working to accomplish their stated goal of "defeating Trumpism," the group is shaken by internal upheaval, a sexual...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LIN

Mystal, Elie

Summary: "According to commentator and lawyer Elie Mystal, Republicans are wrong when they tell you the First Amendment allows religious fundamentalists to discriminate against gay people who like cake. They're wrong when they tell you the Second Amendment protects the right to own a private arsenal. They're wrong when they say the death penalty isn't cruel or unusual punishment, and they're wrong when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.73 MYS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.73 MYS

Phillips, Steve

Summary: Despite the abundant evidence from Obama’s victories proving that the U.S. population has fundamentally changed, many progressives and Democrats continue to waste millions of dollars chasing white swing voters. Explosive population growth of people of color in America over the past fifty years has laid the foundation for a New American Majority consisting of progressive people of color (23...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 PHI

Daley, David

Summary: Journalist David Dalcy's explosive look at the new frontier of political dirty tricks--a coordinated assault on representative democracy through gerrymandering. Here, Daley documents an unprecedented effort by Republican legislators and political operatives to hack American democracy through an audacious redistricting plan called REDMAP. Following the election of President Barack Obama, a group...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 328 DAL

Wuthnow, Robert

Summary: What is fueling rural America's outrage toward the federal government? Why did rural Americans vote overwhelmingly for Donald Trump? And, beyond economic and demographic decline, is there a more nuanced explanation for the growing rural-urban divide? Drawing on more than a decade of research and hundreds of interviews, Robert Wuthnow brings us into America's small towns, farms, and rural...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 WUT

Rothschild, Mike

Summary: A journalist who specializes in conspiracy theories draws on interviews with QAnon converts and victims, as well as psychologists, sociologists, and academics to explain the origin and growth of the movement, its embrace by right-wing media and politicians, and why it is important to understand it rather than mock it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 ROT

Carson, Ben.

Summary: Tackling the issues at the forefront of the American mind--healthcare, education, capitalism, and more America the Beautiful is indispensable reading. From four-time bestselling author, internationally renowned neurosurgeon, and humanitarian Dr. Ben Carson, here is a sobering and inspiring manifesto of America's greatness, her failings, and the values and changes it will take to carry our...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 CAR

Greenberg, Leah

Summary: "The co-executive directors of Indivisible tell the story of the movement. They offer a behind-the-scenes look at how change comes to Washington, whether Washington wants it or not. And they explain how voters will win the coming fight for the future of American democracy"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One Signal Publishers/Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 321.8 GRE

Lessig, Lawrence

Summary: "In the vein of On Tyranny and How Democracies Die, the bestselling author of Republic, Lost argues that our democracy no longer represents us and shows that reform is both necessary and possible"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 LES

Woodward, Bob

Summary: Bob Woodward reveals the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.933092 WOO

Summary: Zeitgeist: A highly controversial documentary in three parts. The first part dissects the origins of Christianity, the second gives an overview of numerous questionable aspects of 9/11 and the third explores the Federal Reserve Bank and its ability to control the economy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: G.M.P. LLC 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ZEI

Alter, Charlotte

Summary: "A new generation is stepping up. There are now twenty-six millennials in Congress--a fivefold increase gained in the 2018 midterms alone. They are governing Midwestern cities and college towns, running for city councils, and serving in state legislatures. They are acting urgently on climate change (because they are going to live it); they care deeply about student debt (because they have it);...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 ALT

Tomasky, Michael

Summary: Presents a revisionist assessment of the origins of political polarization in America that outlines ambitious recommendations in the areas of ranked-choice voting, at-large congressional elections, and civics education.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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Bloom, Mia

Summary: "In January 2021, thousands descended on the U.S. Capitol to aid President Donald Trump in combating a shadowy cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles. Two women died that day. They, like the millions of Americans who believe that a mysterious insider knownas "Q" is exposing a vast deep-state conspiracy, were members of "pastel QAnon," a subgroup of mostly middle-class educated women that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Redwood Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 BLO

Mamet, David.

Summary: For the past thirty years, David Mamet has been a controversial and defining force in theater and film, championing the most cherished liberal values along the way. His characters have explored the ethics of the business world, embodied the struggles of the oppressed, and faced the flaws of the capitalist system. But in recent years Mamet has had a change of heart. He realized that the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.51 MAM

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