On the Bookshelves...


ON THE BOOKSHELVES…“A FIGHTING CHANCE” by Elizabeth Warren

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“This is a story about what’s worth fighting for, and how sometimes, even when we fight against powerful opponents, we can win.”- Elizabeth Warren, author of A Fighting Chance Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts has told us again and again that the system is fixed. The banking system is fixed to benefit the wealthy and the powerful. The economic system is rigged to benefit the rich. The rich have many loopholes by which to evade paying taxes.Senator Warren also has said, “What are you going to do about the fixed system? Either you can ...

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ON THE BOOKSHELVES . . . The Dumbest Generation

Dumbest Generation
"The Dumbest Generation" is a book written by Mark Bauerlein, a professor of English at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. It was published in 2008. In cybertime, that is a long time ago!The title almost kept me from reading this book, until a friend reminded me of the subtitle:How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, don’t trust anyone under 30).This book examines the intellectual life of young people. You hear of the top high school student, overworked, overscheduled and yet maintaining perfect grades, “aiming for HYP ...

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ON THE BOOKSHELVES… “Wisconsin Bucket List: 100 Ways to Have a Real Wisconsin Experience”

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“In my opinion, it is entirely possible that America’s Dairyland was once a shooting starthat traveled from the Milky Way and landed in the heartland of our great nation.”— Kelly Jo Stull, author of The Wisconsin Bucket ListLooking for a home-grown GRADUATION, RETIREMENT, or FATHER'S DAY GIFT to kick off the summer travel season?Wisconsin Bucket List: 100 Ways to Have a Real Wisconsin Experience is a compendium of 100 iconic Wisconsin attractions that will warm your heart as you laugh and nod in recognition of your own childhood memories and musings...

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Lewis, Anthony. (2007). Freedom for the Thought that We Hate, A Biography of the First Amendment . . . a Book Review

The viability of any democracy depends upon a system of laws which serve to protect the fundamental rights of its citizens.  One of those fundamental rights, found here in the United States and championed in many other parts of the world, can be found in the First Amendment.  The storied history of the First Amendment lends not only to its continued relevance in our democracy, but also to the numerous challenges it has faced throughout our history.  Understanding the importance of the First Amendment within the framework of its evolution within our society can not only ...

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