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Here are the top ten articles for the Democratic Party Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. UnSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation
Spin has become art, and one we are subjected to daily. Brook Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson’s book, UnSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation, will provide you with the tools for separating fact from fiction.
2. Why Barack Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize
Many people heard the news with great surprise on the morning of October 9, 2009: President Barack Obama was announced as the recipient of Nobel Peace Prize. Was the Nobel Committee sending a message to the world at large and especially to America? Yes.
3. The State of the Union and Human-Animal Hybrids
What was President Bush talking about in the State of the Union address when he said he wanted to prohibit the creation of human-animal hybrids? Dr. Paul Myers explains to us what a human-animal hybrid is and what the consequences of banning this research would be.
4. Whose Freedom?
George Lakoff’s book, Whose Freedom: The Battle over America’s Most Important Idea, explains to us the way conservative view freedom, how they are changing the way Americans view freedom, and what progressives can do to reclaim freedom.
5. The Difference Between Primaries and Caucuses
You've probably heard a lot about the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary over the years. They are the first two political proving grounds for presidential candidates. But, have you every wondered what the difference is between a caucus and a primary?
6. The Common Good
We go to the polls this November to choose a new Congress. This past session we have seen member after member of Congress investigated, indicted, tried, resign, many leaving for alcohol rehab or jail. These are the people we choose to represent us. Do these Representatives represent our values?
7. Help Women and Girls Worldwide
Want to help women and girls around the globe? These organizations make it easy to make a difference.
8. Long Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal
We often think of the New Deal as the birth of the welfare state, however, Robert D. Leighninger Jr.’s book, Long Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal, reminds us that the New Deal bought us much more, and much of it is still here today.
9. Class Matters
Betsy Leondar-Wright shares a wealth of knowledge on bridging the divide between the social classes in her book Class Maters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists.
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