Loser Take All

Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008

Author: Mark Crispin Miller

Publisher: Ig Pub

ISBN: 9780978843144

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Loser Taker All: Election Fraud and The Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008 is an indispensable anthology of writings covering the vast election fraud that has been perpetrated by the GOP - with the Democratic Party's acquiescence - since 2000. Among the subjects treated here are: the myth of George Bush's victory in Florida in 2000, and FOX News's key role in propagating it; Senator Max Cleland's dubious defeat in Georgia in 2002; Bush's "re-election" in 2004, including evidence of systematic fraud outside of Ohio; startling evidence of fraud committed in the 2006 midterm elections, which the Democrats appear to have won by a far larger margin than officially reported; and, crucially, evidence that the Republicans will attempt to steal the presidential election in 2008.
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Code Red: Computerized Election Theft And The New American Century

Post - E2012 Edition

Author: Jonathan D. Simon

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1619277913

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 841

CODE RED is about what has happened to American elections, American politics, and America since computers took over the vote counting just a few short years ago. It identifies red flags and offers accessible examinations of why those flags are red. It is a disturbing and provocative call to action. It is about saving our democracy and our country. Now, before it's all gone.
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Presidential Campaigns

Documents Decoded

Author: Daniel M. Shea,Brian M. Harward

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691938

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

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Combining primary sources with expert commentary, this timely book probes critical moments in U.S. presidential elections in the last 20th- and early 21st-centuries, empowering readers to better understand and analyze the electoral process.
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Seeds of Change

The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group

Author: John Atlas

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826517072

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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"There is more value on a single page of Seeds of Change than in a year's worth of Rush Limbaugh screeds combined with a lifetime of Sarah Palin sneers at community organizers." --Todd Gitlin Seeds of Change goes beyond the headlines of the last Presidential campaign to describe what really happened in ACORN's massive voter registration drives, why it triggered an unrelenting attack by Fox News and the Republican Party, and how it confronted its internal divisions and scandals. Based on Atlas's own eyewitness original reporting, as the only journalist to have access to ACORN's staff and board meetings, this book documents the critical transition from founder Wade Rathke, a white New Orleans radical to Bertha Lewis, a Brooklyn African American activist. The story begins in the 1970s, when a small group of young men and women, led by a charismatic college dropout, began a quest to help the powerless help themselves. In a tale full of unusual characters and dramatic conflicts, the book follows the ups and downs of ACORN's organizers and members as they confront big corporations and unresponsive government officials in Albuquerque, Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit, Little Rock, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and the Twin Cities. The author follows the course of local and national campaigns to organize unions, fight the subprime mortgage crisis, promote living wages for working people, struggle for affordable housing and against gentrification, and help Hurricane Katrina's survivors return to New Orleans. The book dispels the conservative myth that we can only help the poor through private soup kitchens and charity and the liberal myth that the solution rests simply with more government services. Seeds of Change, not only provides a gripping look at ACORN's four decades of effective organizing, but also offers a hopeful analysis of the potential for a revival of real American democracy. An offering of The Progressive Book Club.
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Censored 2011

The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009-10

Author: Mickey Huff,Peter Phillips,Project Censored

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801938

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

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The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories.
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Allegations of selective prosecution

the erosion of public confidence in our federal justice system

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law,United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

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Federal Elections

Author: Debra A. Miller

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Presents essays relating to issues with United States elections, including whether there are serious problems with the elections system, the safety of electronic voting, and if federal elections are fair.
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Is Our Children Learning?

The Case Against George W. Bush

Author: Paul Begala

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743217195

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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He was a poor student who somehow got into the finest schools. He was a National Guardsman who somehow missed a year of service. He was a failed businessman who somehow was made rich. He was a minority investor who somehow was made managing partner of the Texas Rangers. He was a defeated politician who somehow was made governor. You can hardly blame him for expecting to inherit the White House. "Is Our Children Learning?" examines the public life and public record of George W. Bush and reveals him for who he is: a man who presents the thinnest, weakest, least impressive record in public life of any major party nominee this century; a man who at every critical juncture has been propelled upward by the forces of wealth, privilege, status, and special interests who use his family's name for their private gain. A Texan, political analyst, strategist, and partisan, Paul Begala has written a devastating assessment of the Bush brand of politics.
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Count My Vote

A Citizen's Guide to Voting

Author: Steven Rosenfeld

Publisher: Alternet Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 130

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A handbook on basic voting rights and the latest voting technologies seeks to inform readers about how to cast a vote in accordance with today's procedural updates, in a reference that draws on the expertise of activists and public-interest lawyers and also shares tips on how to avoid poll problems. Original.
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Criminology

A Sociological Approach

Author: Piers Beirne,James W. Messerschmidt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195394764

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

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Ideal for undergraduate courses in criminology--especially those taught from a critical perspective--Criminology: A Sociological Approach, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive yet highly accessible introduction to the study of crime and criminological theory. Authors Piers Beirne and James W. Messerschmidt present the topic from a sociological standpoint, emphasizing the social construction of crime and showing how crime relates to gender, class, race, and age. Providing students with a strong theoretical foundation, the book also addresses historical, feminist, and comparative perspectives and highlights the major types of crime and victimization patterns. The text is divided into three Parts: * Part I focuses on three questions: "What is crime?" "How can we measure how much crime there is in the United States?" and finally, "How can we compare rates of crime in different societies?" * Part II is a systematic guide to modern criminological theory and its historical development. * Part III examines specific types of crime, including property crime, interpersonal violence, white-collar crime, and political crime. Written in student-friendly language, Criminology uses abundant illustrations, examples, and case studies to elucidate key points. The text also offers many helpful learning aids, including chapter previews, lists of key terms, chapter reviews, questions for class discussion, and suggestions for further study. NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION * Moves the theory chapters to earlier in the book, helping to better connect them with one another * Reorganizes the chapters on theory to showcase the self-contained, internally coherent nature of criminology--rather than criminology's place in the historical record * Adds examples throughout * Presents new and up-to-date empirical data in all sections * Discusses many new topics, including cultural criminology and green criminology * Covers numerous types of crime that were not discussed in previous editions (e.g., whiteness and crime, the rape-war connection, Ponzi schemes, domestic right-wing terrorism, and state- sanctioned torture)
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Wald der Erwartung

Das Leben Karls von Orleans

Author: Hella S. Haasse

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105611673

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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Karl von Orleans, dessen bewegte Lebensgeschichte Hella S. Haasse in diesem Roman erzählt, ist eine zutiefst tragische Gestalt. In die Wirren des Hundertjährigen Krieges geworfen, sah er sich vor Aufgaben gestellt, denen er nicht gewachsen war. Das harte Kriegshandwerk lag ihm nicht, er war ein Träumer und Grübler, dem das Wort mehr bedeutete als das Schwert. Sechzehn Jahre war er, als sein Vater von den Burgundern ermordet wurde und er, als Haupt des Hauses Orleans, am Lager seiner sterbenden Mutter den Mördern Rache schwören mußte. Die Erfüllung seines Gelübdes verwickelte ihn in die Ränke und Fehden dieser bewegten Zeit. Das Leben wurde für ihn zu einem »Wald der Erwartung«, einem Labyrinth, in dem der Mensch inmitten der Gefahren und Schrecknisse vom Pfade abkommt und umherirrt. Das bunte Milieu des 15. Jahrhunderts mit seinen Gastmählern und Jagdzügen, seiner Grausamkeit und seiner höfischen Eleganz wird in diesem Roman zu neuem Leben erweckt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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Pastoralien

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827003942

Category:

Page: 202

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Der globale Minotaurus

Amerika und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888978106

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Globalisierung, Gier und fehlende Bankenregulierung – sie alle wurden für die Krise der Weltwirtschaft verantwortlich gemacht. In Wahrheit sind dies nur Nebenschauplätze eines weit größeren Dramas. Eines Dramas, das in der Weltwirtschaftskrise von 1929 wurzelt und bereits seit den 1970er Jahren auf offener Bühne spielt: als die Welt wider besseres Wissen begann, mit ihrem Geld den “Globalen Minotaurus” Amerika zu nähren – so wie einst die Athener dem mythischen Fabeltier auf Kreta Tribut zollten. Heute sind die USA als Stabilisator der Weltwirtschaft selbst nachhaltig geschwächt, und die Konsequenzen des Machtvakuums zeigen sich allerorten. Sie machen vor allem eines klar: Stabilität in der Weltwirtschaft ist nicht umsonst zu haben; sie erfordert historische Entscheidungen – wie nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, als die Hegemonialstellung Amerikas begann. Statt hektischer Rettungsaktionen mit immer kürzeren Verfallsdaten ist eine grundlegende Debatte über Stabilitätspolitik, ist ein Neuanfang unvermeidlich.
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Postdemokratie

Author: Colin Crouch

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518785303

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

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"Postdemokratie": Dieser Begriff des Politikwissenschaftlers Colin Crouch wurde nach dem Erscheinen der Originalausgabe seines Buches zum Kristallisationspunkt der Debatte um Politikverdrossenheit, Sozialabbau und Privatisierung. Crouch hat dabei ein politisches System im Auge, dessen demokratische Institutionen zwar weiterhin formal existieren, das von Bürgern und Politikern aber nicht länger mit Leben gefüllt wird. Der polemische Essay, der in Italien und Großbritannien bereits als Klassiker der Gegenwartsdiagnose gilt, liegt nun endlich auch in deutscher Übersetzung vor.
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Ökonomische Theorie der Demokratie

Author: Anthony Downs

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783165290523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

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English summary: It was Anthony Downs' objective to create a model dealing with voter and government behavior. In order to do so, he established goals which governments, parties and lobbyists as well as the voters can pursue. To motivate all those concerned, he introduced the self-interest axiom and called for rationality in order to attain these goals. With the help of marginal analysis, each voter determines his/her party differential, which will help to determine each voter's choice at the ballot box and to decide which party's rule will give him/her greater utility in the future. Downs describes how crucial the concept of ideology is to his theory. He maintains that a two-party democracy could not provide stable and effective government unless there is a large measure of ideological consensus amongst its citizens, and that political parties encouraged voters to be irrational by remaining vague and ambiguous. German description: Anthony Downs' inzwischen klassisches Demokratie-Modell des Wahler- und Regierungsverhaltens orientiert sich an der okonomischen Theorie. Er nimmt an, dass politische Parteien und Wahler in der Verfolgung bestimmter, deutlich spezifizierter Ziele optimal handeln. So treffen die Wahler unter Ungewissheit uber den Wahlvorgang und die zukunftige Regierungsbildung ihre Wahl nach dem mutmasslichen Nutzen. Die Regierung versucht, mit Hilfe der Manipulation des Budgets ihre Wiederwahl zu erreichen.Ideologien der Parteien auf der einen Seite, Interessengruppen auf der anderen stellen den Wahlern bzw. der Regierung Informationen zur rationalen Entscheidungsfindung zur Verfugung. Dabei wird deutlich, dass Mehrparteiensysteme und Verhaltniswahlrecht jedes Wahl-Kalkul unlosbar werden lassen. Auf die weiteren Folgerungen fur Demokratie-Forschung und -Verstandnis geht Downs im letzten Teil seines Werkes ausfuhrlich ein.
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Governance im 21. Jahrhundert

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264589360

Category:

Page: 264

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Mit dem Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts stehen weitere dramatische Umwälzungen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft an der Tagesordnung. Der Bericht untersucht Chancen und Risiken wirtschaftlicher, gesellschaftlicher und technologischer Natur.
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