America's Dreyfus written by Bestselling Author Joan Brady author of the Theory of War writes on the trial of the century during the Nixon years. Similar to incumbent Donald Trump, Richard Nixon also had a single aim in life, "Win".
In 2016 this book had so many reviews about the real story of Alger Hiss. Joan Brady believes that Hiss was innocent but thinks, as did many of his friends at the time, that he was suicidally naive about what he faced. Chambers had appeared before HUAC in 1948 and, in the fashion of the day, had produced a list of alleged communists in government service.
The main summary of this book is that it is about the dirty tricks employed by Richard Nixon and his allies in the late 1940s and early 1950s to secure the conviction of Alger Hiss, a former government official, on a trumped-up charge of perjury.
Thus, the start of the discussion on the statements of conversations could have been taped, was just a strategy to ensure the loyalty of Former FBI Director James Comey. Trump admits: 'I did not make, and do not have' tapes of Comey conversations.
The referencing of this book is not about Alger Hiss or Joan Brady. It's mostly to look into the present scenarios depicted on the case of whether President Trump does have a case for impeachment or are we just not used to the Trump ways of someone who has never held a public office prior to becoming President. Likewise, the new era of a President being pro-active on the social limelight of "Twitter" is also new to the world of political science.
As of this writing, the travel ban case being withheld to certain muslim countries for the last few months has finally been lifted by the Supreme Court. Stricter port of entry laws in the US had been announced and a celebrated case about an undocumented immigrant arrested in a sanctuary city as San Francisco, CA.
Since January's Presidential inauguration, a lot has happen, a lot of issues are on the table including the Senate version of the Trump Care Act replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Right now, there are pros and cons about how the administration is performing but at the same they are the sitting administration. We should continue to be vigilant watchdogs yet to some let us let history pave it's way.
Touching on Hillary's campaign rift with the Democratic party and talking about the reluctance of supporters of Bernie Sanders in supporting Clinton as front runner sort of explained initially why people then thought they had a flawed presidential candidate.
The book discusses on Clinton's winning the popular vote yet was not really successful in getting a lot of Senator Sanders supporters. Although Sec. Clinton's campaign staff are her deep loyalist, she spent enormous amounts of time asking existential questions to them.
Yet in summary although the book centers around on the ultimate failure of Hillary, the problematic circumstances and fiasco has nothing to do with her.
Shattered, a new bestselling book on the failed Campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton, discusses a lot of angles detrimental to the her losing the Presidential elections. It also centers around bottom line to herself as the prime reason she lost the 2016 elections.
Part of it was micro-managing on campaign strategist, data analytics, her continuous quest to find the reasons behind her lost way back in 2008 as the standard bearer of the Democratic party which got Obama got elected.
Instead of focusing more on grassroot campaign eering and meeting more directly with supporters, constituents and detractors it was more on online metrics, data gathering, social media which is the signature part strategy that led to the election of then President Barack Obama.
There's a lot to read, expand and deeply understand as outlined in this new bestseller but over and over it boils down to the main cause of defeat, the candidate herself which allowed it.
Wikipedia on climate change says, "The United States is the second largest emitter, after China, of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels. The energy policy of the United States is widely debated; many call on the country to take a leading role in fighting global warming.
James writes, "Pollution.Pollutants of many varieties threaten biodiversity.
Toxic substances; oxygen-demanding wastes; nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and
phosphorous overfertilization; acidification; and photochemical oxidants (ozone)
all degrade the structure and functioning of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems."
In the US alone the Gulf of Mexico is toxic with oil, we’ve caused earthquakes in the midwest when Fracking for natural gas, and we’ve blasted the tops off mountains in Virginia looking for coal. When we turn non-renewable resources into energy we’re releasing toxic gases into the atmosphere, driving climate change and creating a hazardous issues around for all living beings. Red Sky at Morning talks about the Eight Steps to Sustainability by having citizens engage and individuals doing things to promote each of these eight steps towards sustainability. Transition 5 on Sustainable Consumption is already an on-going effort today where it focuses on greening consumer purchases.It also touches on Center for a New American Dream an organization giving useful resources on "lifestyle shifts" including guides on how to buy green, parent in a consumer society and they advocate for changes that support more sustainable consumption as the author wrote. So with recent executive order directing the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the Clean Power Plan although concerning as far environment activist are, inn lieu of all the organizations and work in place through the years, “The Trump administration has to go through the same process of putting in a regulation as the Obama administration [did],” Orts noted. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/trumps-executive-order-means-environment/
In conclusion, the threat on America and the Global Environment is real. Hence, we have to be pro-active as citizens on protecting the environment and working towards sustainability. The US however has been a leader on environment science, and any action to damage this would risk climate science so it is imperative we continue to advocate for environmental issues.