The Bully Pulpit and the Melting Pot

The Bully Pulpit and the Melting Pot

Author: Hans P. Vought

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865548870

Category: History

Page: 261

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Drawing on presidential speeches, letters, and administrative and archival records, a study of the attitudes of the presidents toward immigrants reflects the chief executives' support for a melting pot model rather than a nativism racism, addressing the specific policies of the presidents from McKinley through Hoover.

Bully Pulpit

Bully Pulpit

Author: Michael J Kruger

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310136392

Category: Religion

Page: 187

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Are churches looking for the wrong kind of leaders? The last decade has witnessed a rising number of churches wrecked by spiritual abuse--harsh, heavy-handed, domineering behavior from those in a position of spiritual authority. And high-profile cases are only a small portion of this widespread problem. Behind the scenes are many more cases of spiritual abuse that we will never hear about. Victims suffer in silence, not knowing where to turn. Of course, most pastors and leaders are godly, wonderful people who don't abuse their sheep. They shepherd their flocks gently and patiently. But we can't ignore the growing number who do not. We have tolerated and even celebrated the kind of leaders Jesus warned us against. We need gentle shepherds now more than ever, and in Bully Pulpit, seminary president and biblical scholar Michael J. Kruger offers a unique perspective for both church leaders and church members on the problem of spiritual abuse, how to spot it, and how to handle it in the church. "Every Christian from pulpit to pew needs to read this wise and timely work." - Karen Swallow Prior "Both urgent and timely." - Sam Storms "Thoughtful, wise, and biblical." - Mark Vroegop

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Author: H. Paul Jeffers

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781461661733

Category: History

Page: 176

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President Theodore Roosevelt left his mark on every facet of American life, including, quite colorfully, its language. Here, in a single volume, are not only his best "Teddyisms"—"hyphenated America," "muckraker," "the square deal," "the lunatic fringe," "good to the last drop," and many others—and lost words, but also the best of Roosevelt's most memorable quotations, which serve to illuminate every area of our culture: Americans; boxing; citizenship; conservation; courage; death; democracy; extremists; family values; football; government; heroism; history; hunting; leadership; liberty; patriotism; power; religion; war and peace; winning; women's rights; and much more.

The Bully Pulpit, Presidential Speeches, and the Shaping of Public Policy

The Bully Pulpit, Presidential Speeches, and the Shaping of Public Policy

Author: Jeffrey S. Ashley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498501965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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This book explores how presidents use speeches to shape and influence public policy. Each chapter examines a selected speech delivered by every president from Roosevelt through Barack Obama to show how language has been instrumental in directing policy.

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451673791

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 800

One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” (Associated Press). Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft—a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country’s history. The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources. The muckrakers are portrayed through the greatest group of journalists ever assembled at one magazine—Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen White—teamed under the mercurial genius of publisher S.S. McClure. Goodwin’s narrative is founded upon a wealth of primary materials. The correspondence of more than four hundred letters between Roosevelt and Taft begins in their early thirties and ends only months before Roosevelt’s death. Edith Roosevelt and Nellie Taft kept diaries. The muckrakers wrote hundreds of letters to one another, kept journals, and wrote their memoirs. The letters of Captain Archie Butt, who served as a personal aide to both Roosevelt and Taft, provide an intimate view of both men. The Bully Pulpit, like Goodwin’s brilliant chronicles of the Civil War and World War II, exquisitely demonstrates her distinctive ability to combine scholarly rigor with accessibility. It is a major work of history—an examination of leadership in a rare moment of activism and reform that brought the country closer to its founding ideals.

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Author: William Ker Muir

Publisher: Ics Press

ISBN: UOM:39015022277282

Category: Political leadership

Page: 376

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Looks at Ronald Reagan's leadership style through the writing and delivery of his speeches while in office

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Author: Andrew Goldblatt

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 0553299069

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 191

The next Democratic presidential candidate, Jack Morgan decides to campaign on a radical environmental platform, forsaking the media blitz of the campaign trail and sitting at home on his Ohio front porch for heart-to-hearts with the nation. Original.

Race in the Age of Obama

Race in the Age of Obama

Author: Donald Cunnigen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781783509812

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This volume is the second part of a two volume examination of the sociological and cultural impact derivative of Barack Hussein Obama's initial election and re-election as President of the United States.

The Presidents' Wives

The Presidents' Wives

Author: Robert P. Watson

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1555879489

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 725

Traces the development of the First Lady's role from obscurity into an influential force in politics, complete with office, staff and budgetary resources to rival those of key presidential advisors. The author also explores the paradoxes surrounding activism in the office.

Drug War Politics

Drug War Politics

Author: Eva Bertram

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520918045

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Why have our drug wars failed and how might we turn things around? Ask the authors of this hardhitting exposè of U.S. efforts to fight drug trafficking and abuse. In a bold analysis of a century's worth of policy failure, Drug War Politics turns on its head many familiar bromides about drug politics. It demonstrates how, instead of learning from our failures, we duplicate and reinforce them in the same flawed policies. The authors examine the "politics of denial" that has led to this catastrophic predicament and propose a basis for a realistic and desperately needed solution. Domestic and foreign drug wars have consistently fallen short because they are based on a flawed model of force and punishment, the authors show. The failure of these misguided solutions has led to harsher get-tough policies, debilitating cycles of more force and punishment, and a drug problem that continues to escalate. On the foreign policy front, billions of dollars have been wasted, corruption has mushroomed, and human rights undermined in Latin America and across the globe. Yet cheap drugs still flow abundantly across our borders. At home, more money than ever is spent on law enforcement, and an unprecedented number of people—disproportionately minorities—are incarcerated. But drug abuse and addiction persist. The authors outline the political struggles that help create and sustain the current punitive approach. They probe the workings of Washington politics, demonstrating how presidential and congressional "out-toughing" tactics create a logic of escalation while the criticisms and alternatives of reformers are sidelined or silenced. Critical of both the punitive model and the legalization approach, Drug War Politics calls for a bold new public health approach, one that frames the drug problem as a public health—not a criminal—concern. The authors argue that only by situating drug issues in the context of our fundamental institutions—the family, neighborhoods, and schools—can we hope to provide viable treatment, prevention, and law enforcement. In its comprehensive investigation of our long, futile battle with drugs and its original argument for fundamental change, this book is essential for every concerned citizen.

In the Public Domain

In the Public Domain

Author: Lori Cox Han

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791465764

Category: History

Page: 312

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Explores how recent presidents have managed communications with the American public.