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Top Reads: ‘I Am America (And So Can You!)’

if you think Washington’s annual “nerd prom” has been rather tame of late, take another look at Stephen Colbert’s I Am America (And So Can You!) which includes the complete text of his remarkable, historic, and hilarious speech from the 2006 dinner.

April 26, 2015

Top Reads: ‘Transgender Complete: A Virtual Handbook’

In Transgender Complete: A Virtual Handbook, author Joanne Borden explores the topic from multiple angles in order to create better public understanding.

April 26, 2015

Top Reads: ‘The Gyroplane Flight Manual’

Replete with troubleshooting tips, charts, and diagrams, The Gyroplane Flight Manual is invaluable for the aviation hobbyist — or protester.

April 19, 2015

Top Reads: ‘Silent Spring’

Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ is invaluable reading as we grapple with the greatest threat of our time to the natural world: climate change.

April 19, 2015

Top Reads: ‘The Making Of Star Wars’

“Chewie, we’re home!” To tide you over until the new film’s Christmas release, check out The Making Of Star Wars, the true story behind the original film.

April 19, 2015

Top Reads: ‘Hard Choices’

Hillary Clinton’s 2014 memoir of her tenure as Secretary of State, Hard Choices was viewed by many as an opening salvo in her all-but-guaranteed second campaign for the White House, a campaign which has now officially begun.

April 12, 2015

Top Reads: ‘Atlas Shrugged’

Did you notice Rand Paul made his announcement at the Galt House Hotel? Did he see the hero of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ beckoning and hear the call of destiny?

April 12, 2015

Top Reads: ‘Before Night Falls’

‘Before Night Falls’ chronicles Arenas’ imprisonment, and makes a stirring case that the crimes of Castro’s government should not go unanswered.

April 12, 2015

Top Reads: ‘The Killer Angels’

Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Killer Angels, is a masterpiece of historical fiction and a portrait of our nation that remains relevant.

April 12, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The Twilight War’

In David Crist’s 2013 book ‘The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict With Iran,’ he examined the possibility of a nuclear program deal.

April 5, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Hoosiers’

It has not been a great week for Indiana. The state and its leaders came under fire for the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a particularly insidious piece of legislation that many saw as an umbrella protecting and empowering anyone who wanted to discriminate against LGBT citizens under the pretext of invoking Christian faith. Among […]

April 5, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor’

When Mad Men is over, check out ‘From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor,’ an irreverent inside look at the 1960s world of advertising.

April 5, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Cockpit Confidential’

In his 2013 book ‘Cockpit Confidential,’ former pilot Patrick Smith pulled back the curtain on the inner workings of air travel.

March 29, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The Good Fight’

Harry Reid’s 2009 memoir, ‘The Good Fight: Hard Lessons from Searchlight to Washington,’ chronicles his journey from poverty to the Senate floor.

March 29, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘To The Stars’

George Takei has been a forceful presence at the intersection of social media activism and LGBT advocacy for years. His new book is ‘To The Stars.’

March 29, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Going Clear’

This week sees the premiere of the HBO documentary ‘Going Clear,’ inspired by Lawrence Wright’s 2013 immensely thorough and disquieting book.

March 29, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘A History Of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’

‘A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ is an exhaustive, thorough examination of one of the most intractable, destructive clashes in our time.

March 22, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Snow’

Positioned between Europe and Asia, torn between secularism and Islam, the identity of modern Turkey is caught in a crisis of contradictions.

March 22, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The Cartel’

‘The Cartel’ is an excoriating investigation by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Taylor Branch into the NCAA.

March 22, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

Climate change is still ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ but so much more urgent.

March 22, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The Hunting Of The President’

14 years after ‘The Hunting of the President,’ the Clintons are still under fire.

March 15, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Good Omens’

The late great Terry Pratchett made even Armageddon enjoyable in ‘Good Omens.’

March 15, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Long Mile Home’

The Tsarnaev trial is the latest chapter in a story that begins with ‘Long Mile Home.’

March 15, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Walking With The Wind: A Memoir Of The Movement’

John Lewis’ memoir ‘Walking With The Wind’ recounts his remarkable journey from activist to Congressman.

March 7, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness’

‘The New Jim Crow’ examines the new underclass and the failed promise of ‘post-racial’ society.

March 7, 2015