An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America’s best and most accomplished presidents.
Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements. His administration saved the American economy from collapse, expanded health insurance to millions who previously could not afford it, negotiated an historic nuclear deal with Iran, helped craft a groundbreaking international climate accord, reined in Wall Street and crafted a new vision of racial progress. He has done all of this despite a left that frequently disdained him as a sellout, and a hysterical right that did everything possible to destroy his agenda even when they agreed with what he was doing.
Now, as the page turns to our next Commander in Chief, Jonathan Chait, acclaimed as one of the most incisive and meticulous political commentators in America, digs deep into Obama’s record on major policy fronts—economics, the environment, domestic reform, health care, race, foreign policy, and civil rights—to demonstrate why history will judge our forty-fourth president as among the greatest in history.
Audacity does not shy away from Obama’s failures, most notably in foreign policy. Yet Chait convincingly shows that President Obama has accomplished what candidate Obama said he would, despite overwhelming opposition—and that the hopes of those who voted for him have not been dashed despite the smokescreen of extremist propaganda and the limits of short-term perspective.
Is it true that no two snowflakes are ever alike? How many Christmases have actually been white? Do the Inuit have dozens of words for snow? Can it ever be too cold to snow?
Our memories and imagination are buried in snow. It's the weather of play, joyful abandon and mischievous games – of snowball fights, skiing holidays and rattling down a hillside at full speed. It's the weather of childhood – the world transformed into a temporary playground. Even as adults, the urge to throw a snowball is too hard to resist, those impish, childish instincts overtaking our adult workaday selves.
Packed with fascinating insights, outdoor fun, cultural lore and traditional wisdom, The Little Book of Snow delves into the history, science, literary and cultural heritage that surrounds snow, frost and ice – the perfect book for anyone who loves that feeling when you open the curtains in the morning and find the world has turned to white...
ANXIETY – A NEW UNDERSTANDING, A PRACTICAL SOLUTION
There is a fast and natural way to get lasting relief from anxiety, but you may not have heard of it. Few people realise that the key is to correct the underlying disturbance in their physiology – that is, body function and blood chemistry, by learning to breathe correctly. And that is NOT deep breathing!
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU?
You feel more or less anxious most of the day
You sometimes feel breathless, spaced out or panicky for no reason
You sleep poorly, toss and turn, or snore, and wake up tired
You have scary palpitations or tingling in your hands or feet
These are all common symptoms in people who do not breathe correctly.
You can calm anxiety, stop panic attacks, and get your life back, by learning to breathe the way calm people do.
Relief from Anxiety and Panic provides a fascinating insight into how your everyday way of breathing can be responsible for the mental torture and uncomfortable physical symptoms you may live with daily. Drawing on over two decades of research and clinical experience, physiotherapist Tess Graham shows you how to recognise your faulty breathing habits and change them – easily, step-by-step, through breathing retraining as thousands have done.
You will learn simple strategies to
quickly relieve mental and physical symptoms of anxiety
abort a panic attack
stay calm under pressure, and
switch off at night to enjoy restful sleep.
You will learn how to control your physiology for a lifetime of wellbeing. You will read about lives transformed just by learning to breathe properly. It is not complicated. You usually feel benefits immediately.
Take back control – change your breathing and change your life!
From the author of the ground-breaking book, Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea: a step-by-step guide to restful sleep and better health through changing the way you breathe.
How Black women in the spotlight negotiate the post-racial gaze of Hollywood and beyond From Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Shonda Rhimes to their audiences and the industry workers behind the scenes, Ralina L. Joseph considers the way that Black women are required to walk a tightrope. Do they call out racism only to face accusations of being called “racists”? Or respond to racism in code only to face accusations of selling out? Postracial Resistance explores how African American women celebrities, cultural producers, and audiences employ postracial discourse—the notion that race and race-based discrimination are over and no longer affect people’s everyday lives—to refute postracialism itself. In a world where they’re often written off as stereotypical “Angry Black Women,” Joseph offers that some Black women in media use “strategic ambiguity,” deploying the failures of post-racial discourse to name racism and thus resist it. In Postracial Resistance, Joseph listens to and observes Black women as they perform and negotiate race in strategic ambiguity. Using three methods of media analysis—textual readings of the media's representation of these women; interviews with writers, producers, and studio executives; and audience ethnographies of young women viewers—Joseph maps the tensions and strategies that all Black women must engage to challenge the racialized sexism of everyday life, on- and off-screen.
There is probably nothing in the world that gives a man greater pleasure than knowing he has the ability to satisfy any woman in bed. But for many guys, sex is often a short-lived affair (even an embarrassing one) that ends as soon as the heart starts pounding and the adrenalin gets rushing.
And this is where Bailey Boyle's comprehensive, step-by-step training program comes to the rescue of guys who wish to permanently turn the tables on premature ejaculation and transform their sex lives.
"THE EASIEST AND FASTEST WAY TO CURE PREMATURE EJACULATION USING A TESTED AND TRUSTED METHOD" offers very solid and practical information – and is arguably the most complete system to beat premature ejaculation. If you want to be the kind of superb lover who has the natural ability to hold his ejaculation almost by command and keep his woman sexually fulfilled all the time, then this book is exactly what you need.
All of our lives we have heard marijuana is bad for us, the first step to drug addiction and life as a slacker, but it just isn't true! Over the last 75 years the Federal government has done its best to discredit a natural medicine that has been used around the world for centuries. In 2009, the American Medical Association officially endorsed the medical value of cannabis and 14 states have legalized medical use with more legislation pending.Medical Marijuana 101 is a concise, accurate, and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the use of marijuana as a medicine. This can serve both as an introductory resource for those with little experience treating illness with marijuana and as a quick reference for the more experienced user.
This is a short book may be used as an introduction or informative instructional book of mindfulness meditation.
Meditation is a useful exercise for developing a peaceful and insightful mind. Through regular meditation, you learn how to become an observer of your thoughts and emotions so that you may have a calmer and clearer mind.
As meditation is getting popular, some books and apps of meditation are getting expensive. This book is written to help you learn meditation while keeping the information of meditation affordable. And it also serves as an introduction to promote the practice of meditation.
Get this book and learn how to meditate today!
ABOUT THE AUTHORAshton Smart is a researcher of ancient arts. He is trained in ancient martial arts, yoga and meditation. He hopes to promote ancient arts to the world through his books.
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