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Summer sizzles–cool off with a great book!

June 26, 2008

I’ve selected a few good novels that should get you through this summer. With temperatures and gas prices rising, who wouldn’t want to stay indoors in an air-conditioned room tearing into great novel? The list includes a number of fiction and non-fiction titles that are sure to hold your attention. Enjoy!


1. Come On People by Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint
2. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
3. Nothing to Lose by Lee Child
4. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle                                  
5. Sail by James Patterson and Howard Rougham
6. The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson
7. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
8. Netherland by Joseph O’Neill Pantheon
9. Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter by Sidney Poitier
10. The Condition by Jennifer Haigh


What are you reading this summer?


The New Republic – Race, Homophobia in Ron Paul Newsletters

January 15, 2008
The New Republic

The New Republic Published: Monday, January 14, 2008

The Newsletters: Since at least 1978, Ron Paul has attached his name to a series of newsletters–Ron Paul’s Freedom Report, Ron Paul Political Report, The Ron Paul Survival Report, and The Ron Paul Investment Letter–that frequently made outrageous statements. You can see the first batch of these newsletters here. Below are some more selections:Race

In an article entitled “The Coming Race War,” The Ron Paul Political Report refers to the “pro-communist philanderer Martin Luther King” and refers to his “non-violent approach” as “(i.e., state violence).” The newsletter advises that, “if there is any issue the Republicans have in their favor for the next presidential election, it is the question of race. It was all over for Michael Dukakis when Jesse Jackson gave his awful prime-time speech at the last Democratic
convention, and the cameras focused on masses of teary-eyed, left-wing blacks.”

A May 1990 issue of the Ron Paul Political Report cites Jared Taylor, who six months later would go onto found the eugenicist and white supremacist periodical American Renaissance.

The May 1991 issue of the Ron Paul Political Report cites American Renaissance and offers readers subscription information for it.

The July 1994 Ron Paul Survival Report cites “criminologist” Jared Taylor.

The January 1993 issue of the Survival Report worries about America’s “disappearing white majority”

The July 1992 Ron Paul Political Report declares, “Jury verdicts, basketball games, and even music are enough to set off black rage, it seems,” and defends David Duke. The author of the newsletter–presumably Paul–writes, “My youngest son is starting his fourth year in medical school. He tells me there would be no way to persuade his fellow students of the case for economic liberty.”

A March 1993 Survival Report describes Bill Clinton’s supposedly “illegitimate children, black and white: ‘woods colts’ in backwoods slang.”