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Take It Back 10: Health Care, Katrina, Community, and Closing

I finished James Carville and Paul Begala’s Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (copyright 2006). My latest reading covered health care and Hurricane Katrina, then the book closed with a resounding call for communitarianism, even going so … Continue reading

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Take It Back 9: Taxes

In my latest reading of Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (copyright 2006), James Carville and Paul Begala talk about taxes. Carville and Begala criticize Republicans for supporting a lower tax burden on upper-income people, and a … Continue reading

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Take It Back 8: The Media

In my latest reading of Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (copyright 2006), James Carville and Paul Begala talk about media bias. They dispute that the media have a liberal bias, for they note that the media … Continue reading

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Take It Back 7: Energy and the Environment

In my latest reading of James Carville and Paul Begala’s Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (copyright 2006), I read the chapter on the environment, and I started the chapter on the media (i.e., how the media … Continue reading

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Take It Back 6: Suppressing Competition

In my latest reading of Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (copyright 2006), James Carville and Paul Begala talk about Republican corruption, as they go into the shenanigans of Jack Abramoff, Tom Delay, and others.  Whereas I … Continue reading

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Take It Back 5: The War on Terror

I was a little disappointed in the chapter on “National Security” in James Carville and Paul Begala’s Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (copyright 2006).  The chapter had strengths: its argument (based on the concerns and actions … Continue reading

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Take It Back 4: The Iraq War

My latest reading of Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future, by James Carville and Paul Begala, was about national security.  Essentially, Carville and Begala criticized how George W. Bush’s handled 9/11—-both the events leading up to it … Continue reading

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Take It Back 3: Bush and Kerry on Faith

In my latest reading of Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (copyright 2006), James Carville and Paul Begala criticize how John Kerry talked about his faith during the 2004 Presidential Election.  Essentially, according to Carville and Begala, … Continue reading

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Take It Back 2

In my latest reading of Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (copyright 2006), James Carville and Paul Begala talk about how the post-2004 Democratic Party should address abortion, guns, and gay marriage. Regarding abortion, Carville and Begala … Continue reading

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Take It Back 1

I started Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future, by Democratic strategists James Carville and Paul Begala.  This book was published in 2006, but it was written before the Democratic victories that year.  The setting of this book … Continue reading

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