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Beyond Reason: The Clashing of the Political Parties and the Propaganda that Instigates it All

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The 2016 Presidential Election is less than a week away and every person has a very loud and particular opinion on each party’s candidates. That includes former spokesperson for Democrats Abroad and the Democratic Party in Belgium during the 2008 presidential campaign cycle, J.P. Bernbach. Bernbach recently published Beyond Reason: Debunking Conservative Lies, Delusions and Falsehoods and What You Really Need to Know Before You Vote (Astor + Blue Editions, September 1, 2016), a comprehensive look at American Conservatism and how we’re experiencing a complete breakdown of our democracy as we know it. We asked Bernbach, in order to better understand where the divide currently happening in this country is coming from, about Beyond Reason and some of the issues facing the Democratic party.…

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This spring break, Party Like a President

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If nothing else, we here at BookTrib feel bound by the sense of decorum that our devotion to books and literature commands. Therefore, I humbly beg your indulgence while I express the following sentiment: Its SPRING BREAK, baby! Woooo-hooooo!!! PARTY!! PARTY HEARTY, PEOPLE!!! Thanks. I feel better now. Actually, I don’t have a lot of experience at partying during Spring Break. Over the course of my college career, when that week off came around each spring and so many of my classmates flew south to make merry on a beach somewhere, I was stuck at my menial job, saving up my meager paychecks in order to keep wheels under me and textbooks in my backpack. So when it comes to…

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Hail to the Chiefs! A patriotic parade of presidents for the Fourth of July

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No one is a bigger fan of fireworks than I am. I’ve seen more than my share of Independence Day fireworks over the decades, and this year will be no exception. What really unfurls my bunting, though, is spending the days around the Fourth of July immersing myself in the rich history of our country. I love peeking behind the marble statues and getting to know the real lives of the people who defined and changed the course of American history. This year, my desk is stacked with books filled with stories of American presidents: stories that dazzle the mind, swell the heart with patriotic pride, and send the imagination soaring in a blazing display of red, white and blue.…

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