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Is That a Politician in Your Pocket?:

Washington on $2 Million a Day

by Micah Sifry and Nancy Watzman

"Every day corporations and other wealthy special interests pump another $2 million into the coffers of our elected officials in Washington and their party committees. For their money they get an estimated $160 billion a year in tax breaks, subsidies, and other sweet deals. That’s $160 billion lifted from taxpayers’ pockets–or about $1,500 per taxpayer per year! But that’s not the worst of it..."

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Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government - And How We Take It Back

by David Sirota

"In Hostile Takeover, David Sirota, a major new voice in American politics, seeks to open the eyes of ordinary Americans to the fact that corporate interests have undermined democracy, aided and abetted by their lackeys in our allegedly representative government. It’s an essential guidebook for those of us tired of the government selling us out—and determined to take our country back."

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Don't Think of an Elephant

by George Lakoff

“Author George Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff also provides examples of how to reframe political debates.”

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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters

by Greg Palast

“Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts... From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad...”

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Thieves in High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country and It’s Time to Take It Back

by Jim Hightower

“Author, populist, and radio commentator Jim Hightower is nothing if not direct. In Thieves in High Places, Hightower lambastes the current American power structure and exhorts his readers to fight against it...”

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Selling Out: How Big Corporate Money Buys Elections, Rams Through Legislation, and Betrays Our Democracy

by Mark Green

"With CEOs and corporations currently under fire for years of outrageous deception and fraud, the time is long overdue for an accounting of just how grievously special-interest money has infiltrated our political process. Now, longtime political watchdog (and recent political candidate) Mark Green offers just that..."

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Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption are Undermining America

by Arianna Huffington

"Arianna Huffington, popular pundit, columnist, and author, is not known for her polite criticisms or her carefully worded complaints... she backs up her outrage with dollar figures, dates, names, and specific information."

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Granny D: You’re Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell

by Doris Haddock and Dennis Burke

“In February 2000, ninety-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock became a national heroine when she completed her 3,200-mile, fourteen-month walk from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to bring attention to the issue of campaign finance reform...”

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Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich

by Kevin Phillips

"Kevin Phillips, the accomplished historian and one-time Washington insider, in this extraordinary survey of plutocracy, excess, and reform. "Laissez-faire is a pretense," he argues; as the wealth of the rich has grown, so has its control over government, making politics a hostage of money."

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Fixing Elections: The Failure of America's Winner Take All Politics

by Steven Hill

"Fixing Elections" shows why it's not just the Electoral College that's outdated, but our entire 18th-century Winner Take All political system, including the way we elect our legislatures.... Steven Hill argues our geographic-based, Winner Take All political system is at the root of many of our worst political problems..."