The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump exposed a deep divide in American politics and culture, one that pollsters and pundits didn't seem to realize was there. But Trump did, and he used it to his advantage in ways that surprised nearly everyone, even those who voted for him. Perhaps the biggest question on many people's minds is how, exactly, did a crass, unrepentant reality TV star and cutthroat business tycoon secure the majority of the religious conservative vote? Now the New York Times bestselling author of The Faith of George W. Bush and The Faith of Barack Obama turns his pen toward the Trump phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews, Stephen Mansfield uncovers who Trump's spiritual influences have been and explains why Christian conservatives were attracted to this unlikely candidate. The book ends with a reflection on the vital role of prophetic distance, both historically and now.
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This book will cut through the media noise and reveal what the media won't cover while objectively helping you understand what our nation's most unlikely and unconventional president has accomplished.
The Trump presidency, it is generally agreed, is like no other. Veteran Washington correspondent Simon Marks examines the extraordinary cast of characters who have willingly signed up to serve the president. Meet the ideologues, chancers, enablers, spinners, thugs and even some genuine public servants who have thrown their hat into President Donald Trump's ring.
THE REPUBLICAN DREAM TEAM OF 2016 introduces an audacious concept to transform an overcrowded field of candidates into a powerhouse team to win the general election, while also offering an insightful and easy-to-use Voter’s Guide. The Republican Dream Team of 2016 provides critical information about the background, experience, and viewpoints of Republican candidates on the issues that matter most to voters. It identifies what is really important to the electorate as conservatives and moderates prepare to vote in the 2016 primaries. The Republican Dream Team of 2016 promotes and validates with research the concept of all Republican candidates running together as a comprehensive ticket to win the general election. After Republican voters select their presidential candidate through the primary process, which of the remaining candidates should be placed in the position of vice president and the fifteen cabinet posts? Can you create the unbeatable Dream Team to win the general election? This book focuses on how candidates can build a consensus platform for reform—instead of beating each other up. By combining their efforts, the Dream Team will develop a compelling plan to attack political gridlock in Washington DC—ensuring that the much-needed transformation of the federal government can begin on January 21, 2017.
The American church is in crisis. The crisis is not caused by the politics of Trumpism, though that is the occasion for it. The crisis is evoked by the great challenge which every generation faces: to follow Jesus Christ in the way of discipleship. The word of God's promise sets before American Christians a simple but dramatic choice in the face of the toxic politics of Trumpism. Does the gospel of Jesus Christ embrace the politics of Trumpism? Yes, or no? Each must choose, and the gospel itself is at stake.
When life throws you a curve ball... Venus deMarley has just been hit with a wild pitch. At forty she's finally found the perfect fiancé, when Sophie—the daughter she gave up for adoption twenty years ago—suddenly reappears. Venus has another crisis on her hands as well: her eccentric millionaire dad just died and willed her his pet project—a rag-tag minor league baseball team called the Bronx Cheers—if Venus and Sophie can reconcile and once again become a family. Venus knows diddly about sports, but Sophie's a jock, unlike her glamorous mom. And after two decades apart, these two women know nothing about each other, and rarely agree on anything. But maybe—just maybe—they have more in common than they think...
Abstract: This paper examines the extent to which ambivalent sexism toward women influenced vote choice among American women during the 2016 Presidential election. I examine how this varied between white women and women of color. The 2016 American National Election Study (ANES) features several measures from the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI)—a scale developed by Glick and Fiske (1996) to assess sexist attitudes toward women. An index of these measures is used to examine the extent to which ambivalent sexist attitudes influenced women's vote choice for Donald Trump, controlling for racial resentment, partisanship, attitudes toward immigrants, economic anxiety, and socio-demographics. On the one hand, my findings indicate that ambivalent sexism was a powerful influence on women's Presidential vote choice in 2016, controlling for other factors. However, this finding, based on a model of all women voters is misleading, once an intersectional approach is undertaken. Once the data are disaggregated by gender and race, white women's political behavior proves very different than women of color. Among white women, ambivalent sexist views positively and significantly predicts vote choice for Trump, controlling for all other factors. However, for women of color, this relationship was negative and posed no statistical significant relationship to voting for Trump. Scholarship in gender and politics that does not account for group differences in race/ethnicity may present misleading results, which are either underestimated or overestimated.
A fun and snappy look at how the world's most important job is filled each year - published in time for the 2020 election. Written in a conversational style, former ESPN columnist Brian Church looks at the electoral college, the history of dirty campaigns and more.
Donald Trump is an American business magnate, investor, socialite, author, and television personality. He is a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, in the 2016 presidential election. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's career, branding efforts, lifestyle, and outspoken manner have helped make him a celebrity, a status amplified by the success of his NBC reality show, The Apprentice. A native of New York City, he is the son of Fred Trump. He was strongly influenced by his father in choosing a career in real estate development. Trump worked for his father's firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, while attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and joined the company in 1968 upon graduation. In 1971, he was given control of the company, and renamed it "The Trump Organization." He is a major figure in real estate and a celebrity for his prominent media exposures. On June 16, 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for president in the 2016 election, seeking the nomination of the Republican Party. His campaign has consistently drawn intense media coverage. He is the fourth of five children to Mary Anne, a homemaker and philanthropist and Fred Trump, who worked as a real estate developer. His mother was born at Tong on the Scottish island of Lewis. In 1930, aged 18, she visited the United States and met Fred Trump. They were married in 1936 and settled in Jamaica Estates, Queens, and Fred Trump eventually became one of the city's biggest real estate developers. Trump has one brother, Robert, and two sisters: Maryanne and Elizabeth . Maryanne is a United States federal judge on senior status for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Another brother, Fred Jr., died of complications from alcoholism. Trump's paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Frederick Trump, were emigrants who moved to the United States from Germany in 1885. Frederick worked as a successful Klondike Gold Rush restaurateur. His family surname was originally Drumpf, but this was changed to Trump in the 17th century. In Trump's 1987 book, The Art of the Deal, he incorrectly states that Frederick Trump was of Swedish origin, an assertion that Fred Trump had made for many years. Trump later acknowledged his German ancestry and served as grand marshal of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade in New York City. The family had a two-story mock Tudor Revival home on Wareham Place in Jamaica Estates where Trump lived while attending The Kew-Forest School. At Kew-Forest, Fred Trump served as a member of the Board of Trustees. In 1983, Fred told an interviewer that Donald "was a pretty rough fellow when he was small," prompting him to enroll Donald in the New York Military Academy . Trump finished eighth grade and high school at NYMA. During his senior year, Trump participated in marching drills and wore a uniform, attaining the highest rank of cadet first captain. In 2015, he told a biographer that NYMA gave him "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military." Trump attended Fordham University for two years. He entered the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, as Wharton then offered one of the few real estate studies departments in U.S. academia. While there, he worked at his father's company, Elizabeth Trump & Son. Trump graduated from Wharton in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics. donald trump biography donald trump bio donald trump billionaire donald trump book biography donald trump
Now a National Bestseller. Evangelicals are losing the culture war. What if it’s their fault? In 2016, writer and filmmaker Ben Howe found himself disillusioned with the religious movement he’d always called home. In the pursuit of electoral victory, many American evangelicals embraced moral relativism and toxic partisanship. Whatever happened to the Moral Majority, who headed to Washington in the ’80s to plant the flag of Christian values? Where were the Christian leaders that emerged from that movement and led the charge against Bill Clinton for his deception and unfaithfulness? Was all that a sham? Or have they just lost sight of why they wanted to win in the first place? From the 1980s scandals till today, evangelicals have often been caricatured as a congregation of judgmental and prudish rubes taken in by thundering pastors consumed with greed and lust for power. Did the critics have a point? In The Immoral Majority, Howe—still a believer and still deeply conservative—analyzes and debunks the intellectual dishonesty and manipulative rhetoric which evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to toe the Republican Party line. He walks us through the history of the Christian Right, as well as the events of the last three decades which led to the current state of the conservative movement at large. As long as evangelicals prioritize power over persuasion, Howe argues, their pews will be empty and their national influence will dwindle. If evangelicals hope to avoid cultural irrelevance going forward, it will mean valuing the eternal over the ephemeral, humility over ego, and resisting the seduction of political power, no matter the cost. The Immoral Majority demonstrates how the Religious Right is choosing the profits of this world at the cost of its soul—and why it’s not too late to change course.