pbstudio
e-Book Veering Right download

e-Book Veering Right download

by Charles Tiefer

ISBN: 0520248325
ISBN13: 978-0520248328
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (February 27, 2006)
Pages: 456
Category: Humanities
Subategory: Other

ePub size: 1968 kb
Fb2 size: 1564 kb
DJVU size: 1245 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 713
Other Formats: mobi doc lrf docx

With this book, Charles Tiefer places the administration of George W. Bush under his experienced magnifying glass. Veering Right is a brilliant exposé of abuse of power at the highest levels

With this book, Charles Tiefer places the administration of George W. Veering Right is a brilliant exposé of abuse of power at the highest levels. Tiefer understands that seemingly obscure legal maneuvering can have enormous political and policy ramifications. This book lays bare the questionable legal foundation on which Bush II constructed his signature domestic and foreign policies. Veering Right should outrage anyone who cares about the rule of law and the principle of open government. ―Representative Henry Waxman.

Start by marking Veering Right as Want to Read

Start by marking Veering Right as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Veering Right Documents How. President Bush's secrecy and deception . Charles Tiefer is Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore. President Bush's secrecy and deception undermined the democratic process by misleading Congress and the public about international and domestic matters ranging from doctored Iraq weapons intelligence to covered-up drugmaker subsidies paid for by seniors. He is the author of three previous books, including the classic 1,000-page manual of congressional procedure, The Semi-Sovereign Presidency (1994) about the previous President Bush, and dozens of respected legal articles.

With this book, Charles Tiefer places the administration of George W. Bush under his experienced magnifying glass

With this book, Charles Tiefer places the administration of George W. Veering Right is a wake up call for Americans who believe that today's intense political conflicts are no more than partisan squabbling with nothing at stake except the spoils of victory. Tiefer has seen the new 'Radical Conservatives' up close in Washington, and he is convinced what is at stake are the basic American values that have guided policies for generations.

rightwards - rightwards adv especially BrE usually rightward AmE on or towards the right ≠ ↑leftwards ▪ The plane s course was veering rightward. ictionary of contemporary English. tornado - tornadic /tawr nad ik, nay dik/, adj. tornadolike, adj. /tawr nay doh/, . pl. tornadoes, tornados.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-421) and index. Demonstrates how President George W. Bush manipulates the law to promote right-wing causes, describing how the Bush administration creates barriers to the media and congressional oversight that may bring to light covert motivations.

Charles Tiefer's stories. I cover government contracting, the Pentagon and Congress. I am publishing with University Press of America a new book, The Polarized Congress: The Post-Traditional Procedure of its Current Struggles. I graduated from Columbia College with a . summa cum laude and from Harvard Law School with a .

In this searing indictment of current administration policy, Charles Tiefer, a distinguished scholar of national legal affairs and former solicitor of the House of. .Print version: Tiefer, Charles.

In this searing indictment of current administration policy, Charles Tiefer, a distinguished scholar of national legal affairs and former solicitor of the House of Representatives, argues that.

Veering Right – How the Bush Administration Subverts the Law for Conservative Causes. Veering Right – How the Bush Administration Subverts th от 3240. Undermining Science – Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration. Undermining Science – Suppression and Distortion in the от 2628. Veering Right – How the Bush Administration Subverts the Law for Conservative Causes. Veering Right – How the Bush Administration Subverts th от 2346.

In this searing indictment of current administration policy, Charles Tiefer, a distinguished scholar of national legal affairs and former solicitor of the House of Representatives, argues that President George W. Bush methodically manipulates the law to promote right-wing causes. The beneficiaries of these machinations range from frontline pro-weapon and anti-women's rights groups to major industries that profit from lax environmental standards and military intervention in resource-rich regions. Accessibly written, legally rigorous, and meticulously documented, Veering Right demonstrates how the administration's already-ample arsenal for accomplishing ideological goals was expanded with weapons such as Attorney General John Ashcroft's social crusades and the polarizing 2004 election campaign. Tiefer lays out a compelling case for how the administration consistently erects barriers to media and congressional oversight that might expose covert motivations to public scrutiny. With an eye on the future, the White House is building a durable and potentially dominant machine for pursuing ideological goals by awarding lifetime judgeships and by exchanging favors for campaign funding. This book presents eye-opening evidence that ultra-conservatives could achieve previously unimaginable successes during a second Bush term.As a former Solicitor of the House of Representatives, Tiefer possesses a wealth of insight gleaned from decades of no-holds-barred investigations and judicial struggles. His wide-ranging perspective takes into account cultural changes, constitutional issues, partisan and electoral developments, and political personalities. The most exhaustive analysis to date of the Bush administration’s real agenda, this book provides a rare insider’s view of the strategic, devious, and potentially overpowering ways that presidents make ideological use of the law.Veering Right Documents How * President Bush's secrecy and deception undermined the democratic process by misleading Congress and the public about international and domestic matters ranging from doctored Iraq weapons intelligence to covered-up drugmaker subsidies paid for by seniors * Bush’s first term lays the groundwork for even more extreme right wing policies if he is re-elected. This agenda includes tilting the nation's tax structure against the middle class in Democratic states, weakening traditional Medicare by concentrating rising costs on poorer and sicker seniors, and exporting jobs via the trade fast track * John Ashcroft used religiosity and race-baiting to build his political career and, after 9/11, blocked questioning of his abuses―ranging from concealed undermining of the Bill of Rights to promoting the intolerance of the religious right―by labeling it as suspicious and even treasonous * Bush turned the public’s reaction after 9/11 away from the logical Saudi suspects and against Iraq in a spectacular double-play to push his agenda in the world’s oil patch * Secretary of the Interior Gail Norton and her crew of lawyer-lobbyists ran the public’s resources and its pollution controls like a candy store for pariah industries * Bush’s domestic legal gambits around big money paid off in 2004 with a historical gross campaign war chest as a quid pro quo for favors rendered * The Bush Administration dismantled international legal regimes ranging from arms control and women’s rights to global climate control and international tobacco regulation * Bush’s unilateralist alienation of potential support abroad hobbled both the Iraq occupation and the effort against terrorism
Comments:
tref
There have been quite a lot of books this year attempting to breach the Bush battlements, but this one, by its calm and meticulous depiction and documentation, does the job in low key but chilling fashion. No screaming salvos, simply a quiet indictment that adds up by the end of the book to a funereal snapshot of the stealth right, the Bush agenda in the shadows, and the peril for the future given the current conservative momentum. The effect is made steady handed by the depth of the authors experience in government, and the result is a verdict, more than an Op Ed soundbite attack. One of the best of the bunch, and a good antidote to such other similarly themed books such as The Right Nation.

Sharpmane
If you're tired of books that make accusations without presenting proof, then this is the book for you. Tiefer provides an in-depth analysis of the subversive nature and the Bush administration and especially John Ashcroft - attacks on the reproductive choices of women and the subjugation of our 4th amendment rights to name two of the issues addressed in the book. The implications of this book are chilling and I believe any intelligent person who reads it can't do anything but vote against Bush on November 2nd.

Dagdalas
Mr. Tiefer admits that he is a lawyer, hence no one should be surprised when I say that he writes like one. In the fine tradition of legal briefs the world over, the style is dry, dry, dry. No Al Franken, this man. However, the information is important, well researched, and dead on the mark. Mr. Tiefer manages to lift the curtain on the current administration so well, that the last chapter of this book will chill you when you realize that it was written a year ago.

ISBN: 0393065502
ISBN13: 978-0393065503
language: English
Subcategory: Politics and Government
ISBN: 1558102671
ISBN13: 978-1558102675
language: English
Subcategory: Medicine and Health Sciences
ISBN: 1466511613
ISBN13: 978-1466511613
language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
ISBN: 1560255617
ISBN13: 978-1560255611
language: English
Subcategory: Politics and Government
ISBN: 0446694835
ISBN13: 978-0446694834
language: English
Subcategory: Politics and Government
ISBN: 0313364990
ISBN13: 978-0313364990
language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
ISBN: 1853311154
ISBN13: 978-1853311154
language: English
Subcategory: Schools and Teaching
ISBN: 1563246821
ISBN13: 978-1563246821
language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
ISBN: 0824791827
ISBN13: 978-0824791827
language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences