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How besieged middle class can fight back

By Alan Wallace
Wayne Allyn Root’s new book, “The Murder of the Middle Class: How to Save Yourself and Your Family from the Criminal Conspiracy of the Century” …

Countering Dems’ claims about GOP & women

By Alan Wallace
Democrat animus toward women manifests itself in contraception, self-defense, the “women’s vote” and many other issues, according to Katie Pavlich, author of “Assault and Flattery: …

The past, present & future of the CIA through spying eyes

By Alan Wallace
In his new book co-written with Vernon Loeb, “Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story” (Sarah Crichton Books), Jack Devine recounts his 32-year CIA career, considers …

How two unlikely allies scored win for same-sex unions

By Alan Wallace
Along the path to same-sex marriage’s legalization in 19 states today was a California case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. In “Redeeming …

Three for the Fourth: Celebrate Independence Day with these new biographies

By Alan Wallace
“James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” by Lynne Cheney (Viking) — The wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, author of numerous books on American history, …

Technological cures for what ails health care

By Alan Wallace
Jonathan Bush’s new book, “Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care” (Portfolio), benefits from his background and his success in applying …

How WW II set Brazil on path to modernize

By Alan Wallace
Brazil’s economic woes might not matter globally — and it might not be hosting this year’s World Cup soccer tournament and 2016’s Summer Olympics — …

Inside the 1986 talks that changed history’s course

By Alan Wallace
Ken Adelman provides both up-close detail that only an insider could and historical perspective that comes only with the passage of years in his new …

Growing up as a Cold War Air Force ‘brat’

By Alan Wallace 9:00 p.m.
In his new book, “I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir” (Simon & Schuster), James Webb focuses on his early life, not on the later …

A long view of money, wars & governments

By Alan Wallace
The 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath are part of a cycle of history that began five centuries ago, according to Kwasi Kwarteng’s “War and …

A deft practitioner of old-school espionage

By Alan Wallace
As Americans debate the U.S. intelligence community’s use of electronic monitoring and data, Kai Bird’s “The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames” …

Innovation vs. regulation: U.S. policy & prosperity

By Alan Wallace
U.S. policymakers refrained in the mid-1990s from imposing regulatory burdens and legal hurdles on companies capitalizing on the then-burgeoning Internet, enabling the likes of Google, …

One who got away — with spying for USSR

By Alan Wallace
An American who spied for the Soviet Union but was never even charged with espionage may become as well known as others who were caught …

Would-be assassins, familiar & obscure

By Alan Wallace
Presidential assassins Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes Booth are household names. Historian Mel Ayton’s new book, “Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts …

Our real ailment: Ruled by rules

By Alan Wallace
To the author of the new book “The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government” (W.W. Norton & Co), gridlock, partisan …

‘Funding Father’ man with a plan

By Alan Wallace
Richard A. Viguerie thinks it’s time for the conservative movement to finish what it started — and outlines how it can do so in his …

Executive power’s roots & ascent

By Alan Wallace
F.H. Buckley’s new book “The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America” (Encounter Books, available Tuesday) should resonate with readers who’ve …

Keep what’s working, get rid of what isn’t

By Alan Wallace
In his new book “What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America” (Zondervan, available Tuesday), Cal Thomas proposes a way to cut through partisan …

Updating the case for interventionism

By Alan Wallace
Max Boot has updated his classic book “The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power” (Basic Books) to reflect events …

Silicon Valley success, radical roots

By Alan Wallace
Ben Horowitz’s background makes him anything but a typical Silicon Valley success story — and his new book anything but a typical guide to business …