The Teachings of Speaker Gingrich
Among the personalities and books and events that have “influenced” or “changed” or “left an indelible impression on” the thinking of the Hon. Newton Leroy Gingrich (R-Ga.), the current Speaker of the House of Representatives and the author of 1945 and To Renew America, are, by his own accounts, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt, Isaac Asimov, Alexis de Tocqueville, Tom Clancy, Allen Drury’s Advise and Consent, Robert Walpole, William Gladstone, Gordon Wood, Peter Drucker, Arnold Toynbee’s A Study of History, Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich...
Author: Joan Didion
Published: Aug. 10, 1995
Length: 22 minutes (5584 words)
"Heavenly Father!" "I love you all!" "I love everyone!" "Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!" "I love all of you!"
Ruben As he rushes from the rear to the front of the store, Ruben Carter leans on the half-moon…
Length: 33 minutes (8447 words)
Meet the Former Militiaman Behind the Fast and Furious Scandal
Mike Vanderboegh. Screenshot: stopgunviolence/YouTubeOn December 8, when Eric Holder testified before the House judiciary committee about Operation Fast and Furious, the bungled federal attempt to…
Source: Mother Jones
Length: 3 minutes (952 words)
Burma Halts War With Karen Rebels…For Now
Karen rebels in 2007 ChuckHolton/FlickrCrazy news coming out of Burma yesterday: The Karen National Union, an ethnic organization that's been waging an armed insurrection against the Burmese…
Source: Mother Jones
Length: 2 minutes (652 words)
I Couch-Surfed Across America—and Lived to Tell
How I used CouchSurfing.org to crash with perfect strangers and see the country on the cheap (without getting killed by an ax murderer). By Tim Murphy on Fri. February 17, 2012 3:00 AM PDT…
Length: 15 minutes (3885 words)
A Scorsese in Lagos
Nollywood Heights: Behind the scenes of Nigeria’s thriving film industry. Kunle Afolayan wants to scare you, he wants to
Author: Andrew Rice
Published: Feb. 23, 2012
Length: 18 minutes (4698 words)
What College Did to My Religion
To say that college does something to the average student's religion is to state a truth which will be conceded by anyone who has given the matter a moment's thought. Nine young men and women out of…
Length: 18 minutes (4748 words)
Robert Caro and L.B.J. in the Archive
This week, the magazine publishes Robert A. Caro’s account of Lyndon Johnson’s accession to the Presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The article is taken from the…
Author: Jon Michaud
Published: March 26, 2012
Length: 1 minutes (488 words)
Robert Caro Fourth Volume - The Big Book, by Chris Jones
Published in the May 2012 issue of Esquire, on sale soon I. THE FISK BUILDING On the twenty-second floor of the Fisk Building in New York — an elegant brick giant built in 1921, stretching an…
Author: Chris Jones
Published: April 12, 2012
Length: 5 minutes (1404 words)
Who Invented Chaplin's Tramp? by Jon Boorstin
TREADING WATER IN OUR MEDIA OCEAN it is difficult, if not impossible, to imagine the frenzy that surrounded Charlie Chaplin in his early years, when movies were all there was, and Chaplin had become,…
Length: 17 minutes (4284 words)
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