Cate Meighan has nearly 20 years in Hollywood and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured in Redbook and she has appeared as a contributor on Ricki Lake and HuffPostLive. The Hollywood Catie Entertainment Report has been heard across the U.S. and Canada on various syndicated shows as well as on Sirius XM. Cate is currently Senior writer and editor for Celeb Dirty Laundry, a leading entertainment site.
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TOPIC-Geza X/Paul Roessler-produced Sarah Petrella Joined in Studio by Ben Harper Musicians
Rhythm section Jordan Richardson and Jesse Ingalls play on demo
Los Angeles – Ben Harper rhythm section Jordan Richardson (drums) and Jesse Ingalls (bass) performed on the new three-song outing by fledgling singer/songwriter Sarah Petrella.
Produced by veteran studio personnel Geza X (Dead Kennedys, the Germs, South Park Chef Aid, Black Flag, Meredith Brooks, Redd Kross) and Paul Roessler (Nina Hagen, Josie Cotton, the Germs, Gene Loves Jezebel) at their Kitten Robot and CityLab Multimedia studios, the three songs include the originals “Summer,” “Time Stands Still” and a cover of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter.”
The three songs will be completed by late September.
Approved BIO: Deeply rooted in Funk and fully committed to the
ongoing evolution of the genre, the Booty Band has a sound that is
unique yet has the power and soul to create lasting melodies and
The group has been together for a full decade, performing well over
150 shows and completing three to four national tours each year.
With a new album in the works at Echo Mountain Studios in
Asheville, NC (projected release date: March 2013), a remix album entitled Re-Doin’ It Hard debuting
this August, and Fall tour in full swing, they are certainly artists to watch. Re-Doin‘ It Hard features
some of the band’s favorite DJ‘s including Agent 23 (GFE and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo), DJ leSpam (Spam
Allstars), and Lee “InstaFunk” Allen (Booty Band and Eymarel) adding their distinctive perpectives to
select tracks from their new album. (COMPLETE BIO)
Members: Blake Bedsaul/ Bass lead vocals. Zach Bedsaul/ Guitar, Backing vocals. Adam Chilton/ Drums
Sounds Like: Tool, Chevelle, Deftones, A Perfect Circle, Muse
Bio: "Rise as Equals" is the slogan surrounding the release of Saul's new ep, "The Touching of Parallels". Rise: a degree of elevation, Equals: not above or below but eye to eye.
Date Recorded: 8/6/2013
TOPIC-Rage Against America, Obama Skips Intel
Guest Opportunity: Frank Wuco - Retired U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer, Chief of Intelligence Ops Special Operations Command CENTRAL and founder of USCENTCOM's Intelligence Red Team. Nationally known Expert on Intelligence and National Security issues
In the aftermath of another attack to the US, not coincidentally on September 11, four people including the US Ambassador to Libya and two of his former Navy SEAL security detail are dead.
If the President were a Navy ship's Commanding Officer, he would be relieved of command without hesitation. Rather than an immediate condemnation of the raid on the US Embassy in Cairo and the fatal attack in Benghazi, the US Embassy in Cairo issued a statement condemning"the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims". Not until several hours later did President Obama take to the airwaves and publicly vow to 'bring justice' to those responsible for the attacks.
Meet Frank Wuco:
· Leaker Gate: Can give an insider view of the severe damage caused to national security by the unauthorized disclosure of classified and compartmented programs to media by White House insiders
· Iran: All topics relating to Iran's leadership, military, and nuclear weapons program, and the Iranian Islamic Revolution
· Islamic motivated violence and Islamic global views and goals
· Expert in the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt; its history, purpose, goals, and worldview
Podcast of the interview Download:
Magic Slim & the Teardrops proudly uphold the tradition of what a Chicago blues band should sound like. Their emphasis on ensemble playing and a humongous repertoire that allegedly ranges upwards of a few hundred songs give the towering guitarist's live performances an endearing off-the-cuff quality: you never know what obscurity he'll pull out of his oversized hat next. Born Morris Holt on August 7, 1937, the Mississippi native was forced to give up playing the piano when he lost his little finger in a cotton gin mishap. Boyhood pal Magic Sam bestowed his magical moniker on the budding guitarist (and times change as Slim's no longer slim). Holt first came to Chicago in 1955, but found that breaking into the competitive local blues circuit was a tough proposition. Although he managed to secure a steady gig for a while with Robert Perkins' band (Mr. Pitiful & the Teardrops), Slim wasn't good enough to progress into the upper ranks of Chicago bluesdom.
Guest Opportunity: Robert O. Morris, Former Green Beret and CIA Operations Officer and Author of 'Fighting Windmills; A Quixotic Odyssey'
TOPIC-More CIA to Libya
Meet Robert O. Morris:
Expertise on Russia based on years of on-the-ground experience as a student, CIA Operations Officer and post-Soviet era International businessman
While serving as a CIA Operations Officer, directly involved in sensitive anti-Soviet clandestine operations in the USSR and 3 other overseas stations
Military expertise gained while serving as a US Army Green Beret Officer
Combination of over 40 years of international government, corporate and entrepreneurial pursuits on four continents
'Warrior, Wanderer, Seeker, Dad"
Dr. Gerald Newmark’s specialty for several decades has been “people.”
He has had experience at every level of education from elementary school to university as a teacher, consultant or researcher. He has lectured extensively in the United States, and periodically in Europe, Japan and Mexico on doctor-patient, manager-employee, parent-child-teacher relations, and on innovative methods of teaching and learning. In these venues, he captivated his varied audiences with his ability to connect with all cultures and groups and penetrate quickly to the heart of the subject. In non-technical, straightforward language he conveys his messages in an interesting and entertaining manner so as to produce understanding, learning, and smiles. He speaks French and German fluently and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.
With funding from the Ford Foundation, Dr. Newmark worked with children, parents, and teachers in Los Angeles city schools as co-director of a project to develop a model school. The results of this effort are described in his book, This School Belongs to You and Me: Every Learner a Teacher, Every Teacher a Learner. For this work, Dr. Newmark received a presidential citation.
With his latest book, How To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Meeting the Five Critical Needs of Children… and Parents Too!, Dr. Newmark focuses his attention on improving parent, child, teacher, family, and school relations.
An important aspect of Dr. Newmark’s adult life has been participation in civil rights and youth affairs. He was involved for six years with the Synanon Foundation in its pioneering work in the treatment of drug addiction, and with Operation Bootstrap in Central Los Angeles in projects to improve inter-racial relations. He has been a consultant to the California Special Olympics and the California State Department of Education. Dr. Newmark has served on the advisory boards of the National Commission on Resources for Youth, the Center for ReUniting Families, and two drug abuse programs—Amity, Inc. in Arizona, and Tuum Est (now Phoenix House) in Los Angeles. He is presently on the Board of the Catticus Foundation.
Dr. Newmark is a member of the American Association of Humanistic Psychology, the Charles F. Menninger Society, the National Association For The Mentally Ill, and the Rand Alumni Association
Date Recorded: 8/6/2013
Actress Pepper Jay began her performance career at age 5. When she wasn’t appearing in television sitcoms, such as ‘The Real McCoys’, she was performing on stage in school, at local parks, or community theater. From ages of 5 to 15, Pepper also danced and played her accordion for charity events and fund-raisers. Pepper Jay (“SAG and AEA”) also remains a working actor (‘Marked’ -2007, “Brooklyn USA” – 2010).
Teacher, Pepper Jay, after graduating from San Diego State University, Pepper Jay obtained a lifetime teaching credential from the State of California. Pepper taught several subjects for the Los Angeles Unified School District including drama, dance, health education, and physical education. During the 1970′s, she taught at Hollywood High School, John Muir Junior High School, and, at Crenshaw High School, where Pepper was also in charge of coordinating and producing shows by the 100+ member drill team. Although Pepper Jay completed her pubic teaching career in 1983, she continues to this day her private performance teaching and coaching.
Speaker Pepper Jay continues her public speaking engagements for both public and private schools; sharing with school children topics such as ‘Listen and Be Heard,’ and ‘The Power of Money.’
Producer Pepper Jay became John Michael Ferrari’s performance coach in 1990. In 1991, they partnered to create their entertainment company, Pepper Jay Productions, originally begun by Pepper in 1973. From 1993 through 2008, Pepper Jay created and hosted the Working Actors Group, offering on camera and cold reading workshops to working actors. In 1998, John joined Pepper as a performance coach for singers and actors. Pepper and John coach performance skills for actors, speakers, and singers.
Today, Pepper Jay is found on both sides of the camera. Pepper is a producer of live music entertainment (Pop, Jazz, Classical, Country) and media content (Actors Podcast Network's 2 channels Actors Reporter and Actors Entertainment) and producer of films (‘Hercules In Hollywood’), documentaries (‘Women Warriors’), and music videos (‘Run’).
Most importantly, Pepper Jay, a semi-retired attorney, is the "Bubby" (grandmother) to Hudson and Keaton, loves gardening and her dog RJ and RJ's cat, MoMo.
TOPIC-States to opt out of Obamacare
Guest Opportunity: Les Rayburn - Political Realist and Highly Decorated Combat Veteran serving in every conflict since Vietnam
Governors from four states have declared their intentions to opt out of the Medicaid portion of the Obamacare mandate and there are more than a handful of other governors ready to follow suit.
The Supreme Court's recent ruling made sure that the Federal government cannot punish states for opting out of the adoption of the more generous Medicaid rules created via the President's health care plan. The governors of Florida, Iowa, Louisiana and South Carolina have already stated their refusal to adopt the new measures. Texas, Wisconsin and others are expected to do the same.
Meet Les Rayburn
Served 35 years in the Army
Served 2 years in Viet Nam
Served 2 tours in Iraq
Highly Decorated Combat Veteran
For more about Les Rayburn, visit http://lesrayburn.com/
As a Professor and a School Board Trustee, students are at the core of every decision I make and every lecture I give. Topics regarding diversity, equity and student success are also equally central to my approach in the classroom and the boardroom.
As an author, issues concerning social justice often keep me up at night and serve as my muse.
To better support current teachers and to best prepare future teachers for increasingly diverse settings, I help them explore the multiple ways that technology, learning styles, race, class, gender and sexual identity influence their work and shape the experiences of students in the classroom.
I am a school board trustee because I wish to give back to the community that helped shape me into who I am. I teach because of the profound influence that teachers have had on my own life and I would like to return the favor. Also, I have discovered that I am a happier and a more centered person when I am working with my students.
Lynda McHenry is the master mind and powerhouse behind Gluten Free Cruises. She has been in the travel industry for 35 years. She has led dozens of groups on tours and river cruises all over the world, and is an acclaimed and well loved trip organizer. She owned and operated her agency in Southern California for 26 years, before moving to Corvallis, Oregon in 2007 to establish Willamette Tours and Cruises.
Lynda opened Via Verde Travel in San Dimas in 1981 and operated it for 26 years. 2007 she sold the agency to Plaza Travel to move to Corvallis, Oregon.
Under the Plaza/Via Verde Travel umbrella, Lynda has established Willamette Tours & Cruises in Corvallis, where she works as a full time travel agent. She has traveled around the world and cruises are her specialty.
How Gluten Free Cruises was born!
The McHenry Family’s introduction to gluten intolerance began in 2006 with the removal of their daughter’s colon due to undiagnosed gluten intolerance. Thus began the journey into a whole new way of life that led to her husband’s founding of Big River Grains, a gluten free grain company, as well as their opening of Eats & Treats Café, a completely dedicated, gluten free eatery in Corvallis, which serves “just darn good food”, and the best cinnamon rolls. Period. (never mind that they’re gluten free).
To Lynda, it only seemed natural to combine her passions of travel and gluten free living into one fun opportunity: a dedicated gluten free European River cruise without compromise!
Lynda looks forward to escorting Gluten Free Cruises first charter aboard the May 22, 2013 AmaWaterway’s AmaPrima along the Romantic Danube.
Click for more information about Lynda McHenry
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Mr. Hunter is a jamming rock band that travels the world spreading the message of liberty, freedom and love. Inspired by the vision of founder Chris Marcus, Mr. Hunter is a musical, emotional, and spiritual reflection of what was and could be again. The music speaks of the quest to become aware of our dreams and then chase after them. We could try to do it another way, but this just seemed like much more fun!
By believing in our dreams and ourselves, we can accomplish anything; we can create our own reality. And because the members of Mr. Hunter were put on this earth to share our gift of music we decided to turn this important message into a rocking soundtrack! The first result is our debut album The First Chapter, although as the title indicates this is just the beginning and the future shines even brighter.
Imagine a land where energy, freedom, and love were the code of value. A place where the unquestioned belief that we have the power to reach our destiny was all combined into one harmonious groove. The story is told through the language of music and we are excited that you have chosen to join us. Sometimes it’s hard to see the final destination, but then we realize that the best part is just enjoying the journey. We are excited to share this with you and the best is yet to come!
Date Recorded: 10/5/2012
Background Info on Matt Bruce:
Matt Bruce is a retired 25 year Fire-Rescue Captain, recipient of the Fire Dept's highest honor the 'Medal of Valor' was a First Responder to the World Trade Center attacks on Sept 11th, 2001. He served 2 tours in Vietnam winning the Bronze & Silver Stars plus received 2 Purple Hearts. He has a son currently serving as a career US Marine Officer, is a member of The American Legion-China Post #1 & The Vietnam Brotherhood...
You can also hear Matt Bruce every weekend across America hosting of "The Captain's AMERICA" & "Troop Talk Radio-Voice Of The Troops." Matt's written articles have been featured both on the Internet & in publication on News Max, News Busters, Red County, New Media Journal & other leading publications...
Since retiring from the Fire Service, Matt Bruce has made it a priority to get the message of our Nation's Military from where ever they are serving America from, leading Intel Analysts plus Political experts onto the radio airwaves so Americans can hear the 'truth' they're just not being told by our mainstream media unless some kind of 'spin' is attached to it. Plain & simple Conservative 'Common Sense' can always be found at your home of more STIM ULATING Talk Radio...
Auroch Rank #192Vancouver, BC, CAMetal / Thrash Metal
Vancouver BC's Lovecraftian death metal trio Auroch whom will be unleashing its first full-length album 'From Forgotten Worlds' on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 and are proud to share with fans their latest single 'Slaves To A Flame Undying' now streaming exclusively on SMNNews.com at the following link - http://www.smnnews.com/2012/08/10/aurochs-slaves-to-a-flame-undying-exclusive-mp3-stream/
Showcasing the band’s metamorphoses from thrash metal band into a full-fledged death metal assault, the debut full-length album is raw, relentless and tapping into a musical current of the wrath of Lovecraft’s Ancient Ones. Any and all who question or condemn modern conventions should sympathize with the ideologies and mythos provided. Fans of barbaric blasting and technical shredding should associate with the musicality.
When it comes to Deanna Bogart, everyone wants to claim her as their own -- her hometown, her fans, her fellow musicians and even her instruments. She's that good–and that good-natured.
Born in Detroit, Deanna spent her early years in Phoenix and New York City, climbing on any available piano bench to plunk and play with preternatural panache. Around the age of six, she was "gently removed" from the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for playing piano by ear instead of learning to read music. While in middle school, Deanna yearned to play the saxophone. Typical of those times though, she was told, "Girls play the clarinet, not the sax." Thankfully for us all, that tide has changed.
Today, Deanna Bogart is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician whose fans value the diversity of her genre-free zone. As a bandleader/singer/songwriter/producer/pianist/sax player, Deanna combines the best of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz into a splendid blend she calls “blusion.”
Deanna's fusion of blusion -- spontaneous, sophisticated, fearless and fun -- has garnered her three consecutive Blues Music Awards' Horn Instrumentalist of the Year for 2008, 2009 and 2010 and an endorsement contract with Rico Reeds. She has won, at last count, more than 20 Wammies, the music awards for the hotly contested Washington, D.C. region.
Recognized for her dazzling keyboards, soulful saxophone, smoky vocals and cut-above songwriting, Deanna easily wins the hearts of fans on land and at sea on chartered cruises. She is a featured player in the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue, jamming with Tommy Castro, Magic Dick (founding member of the J. Geils Band), as well as prominent guitar slingers. Deanna remembers well her early years as a budding musician and is an avid educator and mentor, sharing her insight and wisdom with students of all ages.
Perennially popular with a knack for engaging her audience, Deanna has played for U.S. troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Egypt as part of the “Blues on the Nile” tour, including performances at Cairo University, the Cairo Opera House and even a historic concert at the Great Pyramids.
Deanna Bogart's latest ventures include Blind Pig Record's "Pianoland," a newly minted DVD called "Everybody Has A Story," and “11th Hour,” a CD released on Vista Records, a company she co-founded.
WHAT OTHERS SAY:
"...possesses a gift for approaching blues, soul and R&B material with warmth and firmness. Her originals here, in particular the beautifully sung, intelligent ballads, "Blue By Night" and "Tender Days," sound as fresh as if she'd magically plucked them out of the air. "
"... Bogart reveals the intersections between genres that have fed off one another for decades."
– Blues Revue
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF NOTE:
— 2008/2009/2010 BMA’s Horn Instrumentalist of the Year
— 22 Wammies (Washington area music awards)
— Featured in the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue w/Tommy Castro Band and Magic Dick (J. Geils Band)
— “Prairie Home Companion,” Keyboard Magazine, Jazziz, the Washington Post, Blues on the Nile Tour.....
Date Recorded: 9/5/2012
About James Mapes
Speaker, expert of the psychology of “applied imagination,” performance coach, author: Quantum Leap Thinking
James Mapes is the founder of Quantum Leap ThinkingTM, creator of The Transformational CoachTM, expert on the psychology of “applied imagination,” best- selling author, highly acclaimed business speaker, consultant, seminar leader and personal excellence coach. For over 30 years, James has been an ardent student of human behavior and dedicated to helping individuals, teams and organizations identify and break through barriers to reach their goals and achieve success. He encourages people to be open to new ways of thinking, and his goal is to help everyone make the “quantum leap” toward more creative, productive and confident lives. For both businesses and individuals, his message promotes an innovative, powerful way of thinking and provides a new-found mastery over their imagination and perceptions so that, in his words, “the invisible becomes visible and the impossible becomes possible.” The results have been nothing short of extraordinary, creating key breakthroughs in both organizational and personal excellence.
James Mapes’ success as a speaker and highly regarded authority on the imagination, creative thinking, communication, managing change, organizational problem-solving, successful teamwork and coaching is due to his early training as an actor and experience as a theatrical producer. In 1969, he graduated from California State University with a Master of Arts degree in theater and speech. He then worked in repertory theater, off-Broadway and directed two of his own theater companies, amassing dozens of television and movie credits. As a performer, he developed a unique stage presence with a special talent for connecting with his audience. Mapes’ work has earned him appearances on CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America and Fox Family Channel, among other media outlets.
As a recognized business speaker and performance coach, James has spoken to hundreds of public and private companies in more than 70 countries. His clients include financial institutions, software companies, the military, the healthcare industry, financial institutions, training and development divisions of large corporations and major non-profit organizations. Companies, associations, universities and business schools including – IBM Corporate, U.S. Coast Guard, Lockheed Martin and The Princeton Center for Leadership Training – have quoted Mapes in training manuals and textbooks.
James Mapes personal goal of living an exceptional life is reflected in both his business activities as well as his recreational pursuits, which range from scuba-diving, ballooning, racecar driving, Kempo Karate, and world travel, to an avid interest in reading. His two highly regarded books are Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owner’s Guide to the Mind and The Workbook: The Magic of Quantum Leap Thinking. His new book The Elephant and the Rider: Living an Exceptional Life is scheduled for publication in 2012.
James Mapes presentations are personal, interactive and humorous. Above all, he creates results and makes a lasting difference in the energy level, commitment and productivity of each individual in his audience.
From Emmy Time to Prime Time: Celebrity Spotlight Shines on Rap Artist T.O.N.E-z
Sky Is Limitless for Emmy-Nominated Star Lighting Up the Music and Television Worlds
Many musicians have it, but most don't have "it"-- that being the celebrity wow factor to leap from acclaimed Hip-Hop artist to certified media star. That crossover appeal is driving the rapid rise of T.O.N.E-z, the Emmy-nominated rapper generating the sort of buzz that lifted the profiles of predecessors like ICE-T and Will Smith.
Having penned the Emmy nominated theme song, "Long Hard Times to Come," for the hit FX series Justified, T.O.N.E-z started to become a household name. And when the Justified Season 1 Box Set featuring the video for "Long Hard Times To Come" sold over 1,000,000 units (so far), his claim to fame was stamped in pure platinum.
"From the moment we heard the lyrics and the song, we all knew it HAD to be the main title theme for Justified, says Graham Yost, Producer for the show. "It's everything we hope our show can be -- emotional, evocative, with a feeling for the past, but yet utterly contemporary. Usually, when you work on a show and it comes time to view a new episode, you skip through the main title because you've heard and seen it again and again. But those lyrics captivate me, and I want to watch -- and listen -- every time."
T.O.N.E-z' last solo release, The Lime Light, made a big splash in the indie Hip Hop scene and gained thousands of hours of air time on college radio stations. And the upcoming studio album, High Voltage, is already highly anticipated, promising to pick up where The Lime Light left off.
On the acting side, T.O.N.E-z starred alongside two of the biggest names in Hollywood, Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks, in the movie Philadelphia, (Hanks won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie). He'll be making his return to the screen next year through several acting and performance appearances; final details are in the works.
But for T.O.N.E-z, who signed his first record deal in the early 1990s with Select Records, his enviable success is less a stroke of luck and more an outgrowth of countless years of hard work and planning. So while his crossover appeal may seem like a fluke, he carefully models himself after two other megastars: Jay-Z and the late great Michael Jackson. T.O.N.E-z uses Jay-Z as an example of the will to succeed, and Jackson is his model of the consummate performer.
T.O.N.E-z also has two other notable role models closer to home: brothers Special K, formerly of the The Treacherous Three, and T La Rock, both Hip Hop legends in their own rights and pioneers of the early rap scene. With that sort of pedigree, it's no wonder that both the music and television worlds are taking notice and lining up to get a piece of the action.
T.O.N.E-z' musical style has been called Bold, Innovative and History-making. It's easy to see why these same words fit the bill when it comes to T.O.N.E-z as an artist... and a celebrity for a new generation.
Chelsea Krost, Lifestyle/Millennial Generation Expert
TOPIC-Study: Young People More Inclined To Choose Social Media Over Sex
Chelsea Krost, Lifestyle/Millennial Generation Expert Available to comment on this story.
Chelsea Krost is a 21 year old Writer, Producer, & College Student who covers stories of interest to the Millennial Generation for media all over the USA. Chelsea has appeared on Anderson with Anderson Cooper, the Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Good Day New York, and radio all over the USA.
FRED CLARIDGE – CEO OF CERTIFIED SENIOR GUIDANCE ASSOCIATION
TOPIC-Obama's ads concerning Mitt Romney's plans for Medicare are misleading, or at best unsubstantiated, and designed simply to scare seniors. The major fact missing from all of these ads is that Medicare will soon become insolvent if left unchanged and Obamacare weakens Medicare. Mitt Romney's plan does not affect current seniors or those approaching retirement, but preserves Medicare for future generations.
Fred Claridge, a senior citizen himself, has been an advocate and is known as "The Voice of Senior's Rights" since 1995.
He was a Director, President and Chairman of ICAN Associates, Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect in Los Angeles.
Claridge's business background includes President of 2 mortgage companies in Los Angeles, California and a former California licensed real estate broker. He served as Vice President Loan Officer for Union Bank, California; Imperial Bank and Lloyd's Bank, California.
Book: The Great Oil Conspiracy: How the U.S. Government Hid the Nazi Discovery of Abiotic Oil from the American People
ABOUT YOUR GUEST: Jerome R. Corsi has a Ph.D. from Harvard in political science and serves as senior staff reporter for online news giant WND. He is the author of two No. 1 New York Times nonfiction bestsellers, "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry" (with co-author John O'Neill) and "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality."