Keeping The Republic

Author: Christine Barbour
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506365566
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This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic. Keeping the Republic, The Essentials is identical to the full version of the text, minus the three policy chapters.

Keeping The Republic

Author: Christine Barbour
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506365574
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This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic. Keeping the Republic, The Essentials is identical to the full version of the text, minus the three policy chapters.

Keeping The Republic

Author: Christine Barbour
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483352757
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In Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright draw readers into the study of American politics, teaching them to think critically about “who gets what, and how” and exploring twin themes of power and citizenship. Every element of the book is crafted to provide the tools readers need to be thoughtful, savvy consumers of political information and to teach them to think more deeply about what they see, read, and hear. In this new edition, the authors have partnered with award-winning information designer and teacher Mike Wirth to create a series of stunning, data-rich infographics, presenting information in new, more revealing ways, making it an ideal resource for those who want to take an active part in their communities and government. This Essentials version provides the comprehensive coverage of the Full version, but does not include the chapters on policy or the state and local politics chapter.

Keeping The Republic

Author: Christine Barbour
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483352706
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In Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright draw readers into the study of American politics, teaching them to think critically about “who gets what, and how” and exploring twin themes of power and citizenship. Every element of the book is crafted to provide the tools readers need to be thoughtful, savvy consumers of political information and to teach them to think more deeply about what they see, read, and hear. In this new edition, the authors have partnered with award-winning information designer and teacher Mike Wirth to create a series of stunning, data-rich infographics that appear throughout the text, presenting information in new, more revealing ways, making it an ideal resource for those who want to take an active part in their communities and government.

Keeping The Republic

Author: Mitch Daniels
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110155214X
Size: 70.30 MB
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Upon leaving the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked what sort of government the delegates had created. His reply to the crowd: "A republic, if you can keep it." Now America's most respected governor explains just how close we've come to losing the republic, and how we can restore it to greatness. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has been called "the most presidential man in America." He has brought more change to his state in a few years than most see in decades. During his tenure, Daniels turned a $700 million deficit into a billion dollar surplus, balanced Indiana's budget even during the recession, converted its once unattractive business climate into one of the strongest for private sector job growth. The Hoosier state is now a model of good and efficient governance. Its public sector payroll is now the smallest per capita in the nation. And yet services have improved across the board. Even its Bureau of Motor Vehicles -- the ultimate symbol of dysfunctional bureaucracy - has been rated the best in the country. Daniels has done this by focusing on government's core responsibilities, cutting taxes, empowering citizens, and performing what he calls an "old tribal ritual" - spending less money than his state takes in, while distinguishing between skepticism towards big government and hostility towards all government. Unfortunately few politicians have the discipline or courage to follow his lead. And worse, many assume that Americans are too intimidated, gullible or dim-witted to make wise decisions about their health care, mortgages, the education of their kids, and other important issues. The result has been a steady decline in freedom, as elite government experts -- "our benevolent betters", in Daniels' phrase -- try to regulate every aspect of our lives. Daniels bluntly calls our exploding national debt "a survival-level threat to the America we have known." He shows how our underperforming public schools have produced a workforce unprepared to compete with those of other countries and ignorant of the requirements of citizenship in a free society. He lays out the risk of greatly diminished long term prosperity and the loss of our position of world leadership. He warns that we may lose the uniquely American promise of upward mobility for all. But, the good news is that it's not too late to save America. However, real change can't be imposed from above. It has to be what he calls "change that believes in you" -- a belief that Americans, properly informed of the facts, will pull together to make the necessary changes and that they are best- equipped to make the decisions governing their own lives. As he puts it: "I urge great care not to drift into a loss of faith in the American people. We must never yield to the self-fulfilling despair that these problems are immutable, or insurmountable. Americans are still a people born to liberty. Addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy."

California Politics

Author: Renee B. Van Vechten
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483324125
Size: 16.44 MB
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Renée B. Van Vechten’s concise text, California Politics: A Primer, Third Edition delivers the essential concepts and details students need to understand how California’s political system works. The thoroughly revised third edition retains and builds on all the strengths of the first two editions, including tightly organized chapters, information-packed visuals, and contemporary examples that illustrate the immediacy of state politics.

Clued In To Politics

Author: Christine Barbour
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483300730
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Clued in to Politics is a collection of 70 contemporary readings that uses unique pedagogy to model critical thinking. The editors write a contextual headnote--"why we chose this piece"--and then employ the CLUES method--Consider the source, Lay out the argument, Uncover the evidence, Evaluate the conclusion, and Sort out the political implications--to teach students how to do close reading and analysis of political information.

Write Tight

Author: William Brohaugh
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402250576
Size: 45.18 MB
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"These days, most creative-writing courses teach self-indulgence. Write Tight counsels discipline. It is worth more than a university education. Its advice is gold." -Dean Koontz Foreword by Lawrence Block Not since The Elements of Style has a writing guide had the ability to turn a writer's work around so effectively. Every writer struggles with keeping their prose focused and concise, but surprisingly few books address this essential topic. Write Tight is an informative and utterly readable guide that tackles these issues head-on. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer's Digest, goes beyond the discussion on redundancy and overwriting to take on evasiveness, affectations, roundabout writing, tangents and "invisible" words. Other topics include: -Outlining the four levels of wordiness -Identifying 16 types of flabby writing -Exercises that help writers avoid wordiness -Streamlining through sidebars and checklists -Tests that show how concise a writer's prose is "Write Tight is a supremely valuable, 'must-have' for aspiring writers in all fields from prose to nonfiction, journalistic copy, screenwriting and so much more." -Midwest Book Review