Combining top-notch research with real-world politics, this sixth edition provides a thorough and evenhanded assessment of congressional campaigns and elections.
A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us GreatJohn Wiley and Sons #ad - Americans are rarely afraid of sacrifice and hard work when they mean building a better future, even the hard ones, but when was the last time you heard of a leader of anything making a sacrifice for the greater good? The people can only win when they make it clear to the powers that be that making the right choices, is the key to winning the next election.
Explains in rollicking stories ranging from the profane to the profound that most hard choices are only ""hard"" because the polls conflict with your principles Ed Rendell rose to the top of Philadelphia, and there were plenty of times that looked like it would be his downfall as well This book revisits the high points of Ed Rendell's career and current landscape to define the political fights his peers seem just as afraid of winning as losing Rendell is a former head of the Democratic National Committee, then national politics, then Pennsylvania, a current MSNBC Senior Political Analyst, by doing what he thought was right, and a Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP John wiley and Sons.
A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great #ad - Governor ed rendell explains why america's leaders rarely call for sacrifice for the greater good—to avoid making any sacrifices themselves!Rendell has seen job security become the primary consideration of any person with power in America—their own job security! Most politicians and bureaucrats can see no further ahead than the next election, sometimes no further than the next press conference.
A Guide to the United States Constitution Fourth EditionW. W. Norton & Company #ad - And they examine the controversies that continue to surround key constitutional principles. They assess the ways in which each has been used and interpreted over time. Expertly guides readers through the Constitution and its twenty-seven amendments In lively prose, Ackerman and Ginsberg explain the origins of each constitutional provision.
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America's Constitution: A BiographyRandom House #ad - Amar shows us how the story of this one relatively compact document reflects the story of America more generally. Random House Trade. As a result, slaveholding virginians held the presidency all but four of the Republic’s first thirty-six years, and proslavery forces eventually came to dominate much of the federal government prior to Lincoln’s election.
Ambitious, even-handed, america’s constitution is an indispensable work, eminently accessible, and often surprising, bound to become a standard reference for any student of history and all citizens of the United States. Incisive, entertaining, and occasionally controversial, this “biography” of America’s framing document explains not only what the Constitution says but also why the Constitution says it.
Skillfully placing the document in the context of late-eighteenth-century american politics, America’s Constitution explains, for instance, whether there is anything in the Constitution that is unamendable; the reason America adopted an electoral college; why a president must be at least thirty-five years old; and why–for now, at least–only those citizens who were born under the American flag can become president.
America's Constitution: A Biography #ad - . We also learn that the founders’ constitution was far more slavocratic than many would acknowledge: the “three fifths” clause gave the South extra political clout for every slave it owned or acquired. From his unique perspective, Amar also gives us unconventional wisdom about the Constitution and its significance throughout the nation’s history.
For one thing, we see that the Constitution has been far more democratic than is conventionally understood. For example, including the glorious-sounding “We the People, ” was lifted from existing American legal texts, much of the Constitution, including early state constitutions.