Archive for May, 2013

Dan Savage, Eric Golub

May 30 . 2013

In American Savage, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage writes on topics ranging from marriage, parenting, and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church and sex education with characteristic straight talk and humor. Then conservative comedian Eric Golub has plenty to say about what has been happening in the news.

Michael Avery

May 29 . 2013

How did the Federalist Society, a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in advancing a broad conservative legal agenda, succeed in moving their theories into the mainstream of legal thought? Co-author Michael Avery looks at areas of legal and political controversy in The Federalist Society.


Peter La Barbera

May 28 . 2013

Can conservative and Christian companies like Chick-fil-A  win the support and loyalty of American consumers by offering to make up for any lost donations to the Boy Scouts? Peter LaBarbera with Americans For Truth is calling on some businesses to step up to the plate and make pledges.

Fred Stoller

May 23 . 2013

Fred Stoller has played the annoying schnook in just about every sitcom you’ve seen on TV, but he’s never found a solid gig and his life of a perennial guest star is chronicled in Maybe We’ll Have You Back.

Katie Beers, Rayya Elias

May 22 . 2013

Katie Beers was abducted by a family friend, held captive in an underground cell for 17 days and sexually abused. Buried Memories is her story of survival and recovery. Later, Rayya Elias and her family fled the political conflict in their native Syria, settling in Detroit. Harley Loco charts 4 decades of a life lived in the moment, a path from harrowing loss and darkness to a place of peace and redemption.

Marcia Coyle

May 21 . 2013

Marcia Coyle’s brilliant inside account of the High Court captures four landmark decisions—concerning health care, money in elections, guns at home, and race in schools in The Roberts Court.

Susan Jacoby

May 20 . 2013

Feminist and  bestselling author, Susan Jacoby looks back at the last pre-feminist generation of men who supposedly had it all and asks: what exactly did they have in Last Men on Top.

David Rosner

May 16 . 2013

In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century,  David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health in Lead Wars.

Julia Sweeney

May 15 . 2013

Comedian Julia Sweeney, creator of the androgynous “Saturday Night Live” character Pat, is also a talented essayist and her new book If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother is poignant, provocative, and wise.

Erica Greider

May 14 . 2013

Texas may well be America’s most controversial state, evangelicals dominate the halls of power, millions of its people live in poverty, and its death row is the busiest in the country. Yet, according to journalist Erica Grieder, the country has a great deal to learn from the state in Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right.