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and he notes that, over time, a
“post-hope” era has developed
in which Obama’s image as an
advocate for ideals has been
degraded. Jones critiques the
Occupy movement and uses
lessons from the Tea Party and
political movements that aided
Obama’s election to develop a
plan for growth in American jobs
and the economy.
He calls upon the pro-
gressive community of
“deep patriots” to borrow
the best approaches from
each of these movements
and fight for the strong
middle-class economy
that defines true American
exceptionalism.
— Dana Gittings
‘Rebuild the Dream’
By Van Jones; Nation Books; $25.99
Van Jones’ new book “Rebuild
the Dream” — which arrived
in bookstores on April 4, the
anniversary of Dr. Martin Lu-
ther King’s assassination — asks
readers to follow King’s lead and
envision the almost limitless
possibilities for change
that are unique to our
country, as we contin-
ue the movement for
social justice.
Jones resigned in
2009 from his White
House post as special adviser for
green jobs, enterprise and in-
novation, and he co-founded the
Rebuild the Dream organization
in 2011.
In his book, he discusses
President Barack Obama’s
achievements and mistakes,
To order books, contact the publisher
or visit your local bookstore or library.
FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT
Public Citizen Crossword
By Sam Bellotto Jr.
Answers are on page 16.
Public Citizen Recommends ...
‘Food Fight’
By Daniel Imhoff; Watershed Media;
$19.95
The farm bill, which Congress
discusses every five to seven
years, determines who can farm,
how they farm, the types of
food that can be grown, and the
prices each good will be sold for
in grocery stores. And it’s up for
reauthorization this year.
“Food Fight,” written by farm-
ing expert Daniel Imhoff, cuts
the complex 700-page farm bill
into bite-sized, understandable
pieces of information.
Using easy-to-read sections,
pictures, charts and humor,
Imhoff urges readers to fight
against current legislation and
exchange an agricultural indus-
try based on business and pro-
duction for a stronger, healthier
system. Throughout the book,
Imhoff delves into public health-
related issues such as obesity,
food stamps, public school
lunch programs and meat
consumption.
Complete with an activist tool
kit, which includes Public Citizen
as an organization to contact,
“Food Fight” will have you up
from the dinner table and taking
action to protect the future of
food before it spoils.
— Kendall Breitman
‘Boomerang’
By Michael Lewis; W.W. Norton &
Company; $25.95
“What happens when a society
loses its ability to self-regulate,
and insists on sacrificing its long-
term self-interest for short-term
rewards?” This is the question
best-selling author Michael
Lewis poses in his book. “Boo-
merang” details the unraveling
of domestic and foreign econo-
mies that steered the current
global financial crisis.
Lewis describes a worldwide
pattern in which a variety of
people, from investors to aver-
age citizens, took advantage of
cheap credit in financial schemes
involving areas such as real es-
tate development.
He deftly outlines how cheap
credit and asset inflation led to
national deficits and widespread
economic collapse. This witty
and incisive account of wide-
reaching financial schemes and
disasters is among the most
acclaimed explorations of the
causes of the current financial
crisis.
— Dana Gittings
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14 It precedes “one vote”
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23 Spot for a bouncing baby
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31 Coolidge nickname
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2 Circle of angels
3 Liberal pursuits
4 Tow truck
5 Chaney of chillers
6 Nail polish
7 Presidential prerogative
8 Broadcast
9 Little john
10 Gregory XV’s predecessor
11 Jane Eyre’s student
12 Clean energy
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42 Sound before “Bless you!”
45 Muslim fasting month
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48 Automobile safety feature
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51 Castro trademark
54 Yiddish novelist Sholem
55 “___ lid on it!”
57 Prime-time time
58 Devil Rays or Diamondbacks
59 Memo starter
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