Red, White & Liberal: How Left Is Right & Right Is Wrong

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Harper Collins, 2003 M10 21 - 339 páginas

As one of the foremost liberal voices in television and talk radio today, Alan Colmes has long been braving the wilds of controversial issues and conservative slander. Already a talk radio star and the only liberal to be heard nationally, Colmes has also taken the television world by storm on Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes, and he is famous for his hard-hitting stance on the challenges that Americans face today.

In Red, White & Liberal, Alan Colmes addresses a fundamental question: In this time of uncertainty, how can we protect our freedom without diminishing our liberties, while burnishing our rightful place as the world's beacon of democracy? Colmes urges Americans to see past the tactics of the vocal right and to combat the problems that threaten our liberties, including the government's manipulation of the War on Terror to silence critics and expand its powers to frightening proportions; the lies we've been force-fed about the war in Iraq and the unsettled situation in Afghanistan; the misguided use of religion by the right to justify hatred and prejudice; and the successful conservative smear campaign against the left that has turned liberal into a four-letter word.

In order to preserve our freedoms, Colmes calls America back to its liberal roots. He reminds us that our forefathers spoke out against the status quo and fought for the individual's right to opportunity, privacy, and personal choice; that they prized progress and open-mindedness over divisive party politics; and that they believed the ability to express dissent was crucial to keeping a democracy healthy. Colmes suggests that it is our patriotic duty to voice our concern when we feel that wrongs are being done. From debunking the myth of the liberal media to exposing conservative hypocrisy to showing how Jesus was a liberal and the War on Terror is a failure, Colmes presents the issues with thoughtful, provocative arguments, hard facts and logic, and searing humor. He urges us to extend our hands across party lines to find real solutions, protect our shores, and preserve our freedoms.

Certain to spark debate and cause readers to both reevaluate and reaffirm their beliefs, Red, White & Liberal is a witty, passionate testament to the liberal ideals that have made America great, and that will continue to ensure liberty and justice for all.

 

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ONE Red White Liberal
7
TWO The War on Terror
37
Americas War on Americans
81
FOUR The Myth of Liberal Media
101
SEVEN OJ Is Innocent
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EIGHT Jesus Was a Liberal
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NINE Conservatives Say the Darndest Things
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ELEVEN Where Right Is Right
287
TWELVE Liberal Liberal Liberal Liberal
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Página 216 - American people which declared that their legislature should ' make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State.
Página 30 - If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us.
Página 100 - In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn'ta Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn'ta Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn'ta trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me —and by that time no one was left to speak up.
Página 127 - Amendment rests on the assumption that the widest possible dissemination of information from diverse and antagonistic sources is essential to the welfare of the public, that a free press is a condition of a free society.
Página 55 - The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Página 97 - Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend — all these transactions and communications will go into what the Defense Department describes as "a virtual, centralized grand database.
Página 20 - Chief, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression.

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Alan Colmes brings hope and anger to millions each week as the cohost of Hannity & Colmes, the number one debate program on television. He also hosts the wildly popular radio show Fox News Live with Alan Colmes. His previous venues include WABC, WNBC, and WEVD in New York and WZLX in Boston. In 1990, Colmes hosted the Radio Hall of Fame Awards. He lives in New York City.

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