On the November 4th episode of Countdown, author and comedian Lewis Black appeared to discuss Sarah Palin’s new commercial and discuss what he thinks America would be like with her as President. In his new book he takes his signature jaundiced look at Christmas and the commercial spasm that it has become.
On the November 4th episode of Countdown, author and journalist Matt Taibbi appeared to talk about the relationship between the Tea Party and the broader Republican Party. His new book is an examination of the financial meltdown of 2008 with a stronger point of view than most we link. He refers to the culprits as “grifters” and calls them out for their malfeasance even as he chronicles it.
On the November 3rd episode of Countdown, outgoing New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson appeared to discuss the Latino voting patterns in the western US. His most recent book is a memoir of his experience as a soldier in the Korean War, including his time as a P.O.W.
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On the October 28th episode of Hardball, a panel was convened to predict results from the upcoming election. One of the panelists was political scientist and professor Larry Sabato. His most recent book to be published in electronic format is his examination of the Constitution of the United States and changes that would balance out our power structures to be more equitable and appropriate to the modern age.
On the October 22nd episode of The Dylan Ratigan Show, professor and author Peter Navarro appeared to discuss whether China is the source of America’s job problems. His new book is about how to overhaul the tax system, increase business investment, slash government spending, control entitlements, and rebuild American manufacturing.
On the October 21st episode of Morning Joe, the gang spoke with host of ESPN’s Sport Science and author John Brenkus. His new book is an examination of the upper limits of human sports performance, and explores what is the absolute fastest a human can run or highest jump, et al.
On the October 20th episode of MSNBC’s The Last Word, staff writer and columnist for The Washington Post – Dana Milbank – appeared to talk about his new book. It covers the rise of Glenn Beck and the tea party movement as examples of our current outrage driven political climate.
On the October 20th episode of Andrea Mitchell Reports, scholar, law professor and author Charles Ogletree appeared. His most recent book is an examination of the arrest of his Harvard colleague Henry Louis Gates and what that says about law, policing and how race and class enter into it.
On the October 20th episode of Morning Joe, Russian scholar and author Stephen F. Cohen appeared to talk about his new book. It is an exploration of the aftermath of Josef Stalin’s reign in the USSR told through the stories of former prisoners returning to their homes from the gulags.
On the October 19th episode of The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel interviewed former Bush communications chief and senior advisor to the McCain campaign in 2008 Nicolle Wallace. Her new book is a novel of political intrigue that surrounds the first female President of the United States of America.
On the October 18th episode of Andrea Mitchell Reports, White House correspondent for The Washington Post – Anne Kornblut appeared to discuss the effect of women voters on the 2010 elections. Her new book is about the “glass ceiling” of women being elected President of the USA and what she feels it will take to get a woman elected to the office.
On the October 14 episode of The Dylan Ratigan Show, entrepreneur, activist and author Dal Lamagna discussed why some Americans are ceasing to look for jobs and turning to entrepreneurism instead. His new book is his story as a failed businessman and how the failures eventually gave him the lessons he needed to succeed in a big way.
On the October 13th episode of Morning Joe, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen appeared to talk about rebuilding the nation’s healthcare system. His new book is about his history founding a managed health care company and getting his own state’s health care system back to fiscal health.
On the October 12th episode of Morning Joe, the editor of Foreign Affairs magazine Gideon Rose appeared to talk about how the United States has handled the aftermath of all the wars since the early 20th century. His book is on exactly that topic as well.
On the October 8th episode of Hardball, NBC News correspondent Martin Fletcher appeared to talk about what can be done to get the Middle Eastern peace talks back on track. His new book is his story of walking the entire coastline of Israel and what that taught him about the country, its inhabitants and himself.
The October 7th episode of Morning Joe featured columnist for The Nation and fellow of the Nation Institute – Ari Berman. He was on to discuss his new book about the Democratic party – their history, where they are at currently and the forces that are trying to change the core values of the party.