Kill Switch

Kill Switch The Rise Of The Modern Senate And The Crippling Of American Democracy

Kill Switch The Rise Of The Modern Senate And The Crippling Of American Democracy

An insider’s account of how politicians representing a radical white minority of Americans have used “the world’s greatest deliberative body” to hijack our democracy. Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female, and increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the United States Senate, an institution controlled by people who are almost exclusively white, overwhelmingly male, and disproportionately conservative. Although they do not represent a majority of Americans—and will not for the foreseeable future—today’s Republican senators possess the power to block most legislation. Once known as “the world’s greatest deliberative body,” the Senate has become one of the greatest threats to our democracy. How did this happen? In Kill Switch, Senate insider Adam Jentleson contends that far from reflecting the Framers’ vision, the Senate has been transformed over the decades by a tenacious minority of white conservatives. From John Calhoun in the mid-1800s to Mitch McConnell in the 2010s, their primary weapon has been the filibuster, or the requirement that most legislation secure the support of a supermajority of senators. Yet, as Jentleson reveals, the filibuster was not a feature of the original Senate and, in allowing a determined minority to gridlock the federal government, runs utterly counter to the Framers’ intent. For much of its history, the filibuster was used primarily to prevent civil rights legislation from becoming law. But more recently, Republicans have refined it into a tool for imposing their will on all issues, wielding it to thwart an increasingly progressive American majority represented by Barack Obama’s agenda and appointees. Under Donald Trump, McConnell merged the filibuster with rigid leadership structures initially forged by Lyndon Johnson, in the process surrendering the Senate’s independence and centrality, as infamously shown by its acquiescence in Trump’s impeachment trial. The result is a failed institution and a crippled democracy. Taking us into the Capitol Hill backrooms where the institution’s decline is most evident, Jentleson shows that many of the greatest challenges of our era—partisan polarization, dark money, a media culture built on manufactured outrage—converge within the Senate. Even as he charts the larger forces that have shaped the institution where he served, Jentleson offers incisive portraits of the powerful senators who laid the foundation for the modern Senate, from Calhoun to McConnell to LBJ’s mentor, Richard Russell, to the unapologetic racist Jesse Helms. An essential, revelatory investigation, Kill Switch ultimately makes clear that unless we immediately and drastically reform the Senate’s rules and practices—starting with reforming the filibuster—we face the prospect of permanent minority rule in America.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Adam Jentleson
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2021-01-12
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781631497780


Kill Switch

Kill Switch

"I've done far worse than what I went to prison for. She has no idea how bad this can get." WINTERSending him to prison was the worst thing I could've done. It didn't matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I'd have time to disappear before he got out or he'd cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was. But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he's anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan. And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn't expect this. He doesn't want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt. DAMONFirst thing's first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did. Step two... Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor. But that's not what's coming. No, it's time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It's time I showed them all--my family, her family, my friends--that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives. Starting with her. She'll be so scared, she won't even be safe in her own head by the time I'm done with her. And the best part is I won't have to break into her home to do it. As the new man of the house I have all the keys.*Kill Switch is the third installment in the Devil's Night series. It is strongly recommended to read Corrupt (Devil's Night #1) and Hideaway (Devil's Night #2) prior to reading this book.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Penelope Douglas
Publisher : Devil's Night
Release : 2019-02-11
Total Pages : 508 Pages
ISBN : 1796451932


Kill Switch

Kill Switch

A gripping account of espionage and loyalty that Booklist calls “a compact, frayed-nerves bundle of brilliance,” from National Book Award Finalist Chris Lynch. All Daniel wants to do is spend one last summer with his grandfather before he moves away for college and his grandfather’s dementia pulls them apart. But when his dear old Da starts to let things slip about the job he used to hold—people he’s killed, countries he’s overthrown—old work “friends” show up to make sure he stays quiet. Was his grandfather really involved in a world of assassinations and coups, or are the stories just delusions of a crumbling mind? On the run from the police (and possibly something worse) before he has time to find out, Daniel may have to sacrifice everything to protect his grandfather from those who would do him harm.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Chris Lynch
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-04-17
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781442436404


Kill Switch

Kill Switch

Meet Claire Waters, a young, dedicated forensic psychiatrist with unnervingly personal insights into the criminal mind. Haunted by a disturbing childhood incident--and driven by her demons--Claire has always been drawn to those rare "untreatable" patients who seem to have no conscience or fear. She has a natural ability to put people at ease, to help them face their darkest secrets. But one shocking case could make or break her career--and it's waiting for her in the psychiatric wing of New York City's Rikers Island.

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Genre : Forensic psychiatrists
Author : Neal Baer
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release : 2011-12-13
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780758278203


The Kill Switch

The Kill Switch

From bestselling authors James Rollins and Grant Blackwood, the first installment in an exciting new thriller series based on the Sigma Force novels featuring former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his partner, Army working dog Kane, introduced in the New York Times bestseller Bloodline and the e-original story "Tracker." Former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his military working dog Kane are recruited by Sigma Force to extract a Russian pharmaceutical magnate from Siberia. A scientific genius, the drug tycoon holds the biological key to a new weapon system, a danger engineered from the ancient past to terrorize the modern world. From the frozen steppes of Russia to the sun-blasted savannahs of Africa, Tucker and Kane must piece together a mystery going back to the origins of life on Earth—before the ancient peril can destroy the heartland of America, and with it, all of humankind.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : James Rollins
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2014-05-13
Total Pages : 576 Pages
ISBN : 9780062135285


Kill Switch

Kill Switch

What do you do when the power goes off? Terrorists have acquired a terrible new weapon that can crash the power grid and plunge America into a new dark age. A coordinated attack is planned to shut out all lights and emergency services to ten major cities. Planes will fall, hospitals will go dark, no help will come. And in that terrible darkness, a dreadful plague will be released. If the lights go off, nothing can stop the bioweapon from killing millions. At the same time, the intelligence services are being torn apart from within by a plague of betrayal, murder, and suicide. Even the Department of Military Sciences is stumbling in its response to the growing threat. Time is running out, and Joe is being hunted by a terrifying new kind of assassin. A team of remote viewers have the ability to take over any person and turn ordinary citizens into killers. Where can you turn when there’s nobody left to trust? Joe Ledger faces his deadliest challenge as friends and allies become enemies and all of the lights begin to go out...

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jonathan Maberry
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2016-04-26
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 9781250100887


Kill Switch

Kill Switch

A prime-time thriller. . . suspense on the order of Silence of the Lambs. --Denver Post Haunted by a disturbing childhood incident, Dr. Claire Waters is drawn to those "untreatable" patients who seem to have no conscience or fear. In a holding cell at Rikers Island, where the young forensic psychiatrist meets with a dangerous inmate whose boyish looks mask a sordid history of violence, her daring methods reveal a key to her own dark past. And when the case propels her into the mind of a homicidal maniac watching her every move, the only way to stop a killer from killing again is to go beyond the edge of reason... "A psychological thriller of the first order."--David Baldacci "A high-octane, intricate thriller, delivered with skill." --Publishers Weekly "A startling, intense suspense novel that will have readers staying up at night--with the light on." --Suspense Magazine "A masterful thriller. Highly recommended." --Douglas Preston "A non-stop thrill ride." --Michael Palmer "Riveting psychological suspense." --Gayle Lynds "A masterful thriller. Highly recommended." --Douglas Preston "Exciting, fast-paced, filled with twists." --The Mystery Gazette "Keeps the reader engrossed and guessing." --Bookreporter.com "Suspenseful." --Booklist "A fast-paced, gritty crime thriller." --Christopher Meloni "Will keep you on the edge of your seat. " --Ice-T "An end you’ll never see coming." --Mariska Hargitay

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Neal Baer
Publisher : Pinnacle Books
Release : 2012-10-01
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780786031771


Kill Switch

Kill Switch

They’re killers. Ruthless. Relentless. Remorseless. And she’s hunting them. ★★★★★ “Reacher fans should enjoy this … a thrill-packed adrenaline rush.” AJ Norton Rogue assassin Tess Williams prowls the shadows where she preys on killers, pimps, gangbangers, rapists… the monsters that ruin lives. Haunted by a tragic past, she'll risk everything to protect the innocent and avenge the dead. In Krakow, Eastern Europe, a young woman has gone missing under suspicious circumstances, so in a desperate race against time, Tess storms through the city to investigate. Unfortunately, the only thing she uncovers is the shocking truth – the woman has been snatched by a vicious gang that will bury anyone who gets in its way. Outgunned, outnumbered, and out of options, Tess plunges into a life-or-death struggle to rescue the woman. But with the clock ticking and the body count rising, will she discover that victory sometimes comes at a price too terrifying to pay? ★★★★★ “Fast-paced and action-packed, it takes you on a ride you don't want to stop!” J. Alexander ★★★★★ "Great Read… like a female Jack Reacher but with a twist. Highly recommended.” Brandon Williams ★★★★★ "Great non-stop action. Why does it always feel good when the bad guy gets what's coming to him?" C. A. Gisone ★★★★★ “Fast paced thriller with suspense packed onto every page. Loved it.” Michael Miller Absolutely FREE! You get Black File 01 free with this book (see Contents). WARNING – Miss Marple it ain’t! Angel of Darkness action-packed crime thrillers are NOT cozy mysteries, so expect violence, occasional strong language, and once in a while, a scene of a sexual nature. The paperback edition is 217 pages long. ★★★★★ “An action packed thriller from beginning to end!” Dawn Raker >>> Click Buy Now <<<

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Steve N. Lee
Publisher : Blue Zoo
Release : 2015-10-05
Total Pages : 217 Pages
ISBN :


Kill Switch

Kill Switch

From surviving a horrific terrorist attack in Northern Ireland, to the violence of the Gulf War and an assault course of harrowing experiences in Iraq, Bosnia and Columbia, Major Bill Shaw had seen it all. But Bill's strength and courage was tested to its absolute limits when he was arrested for a crime he did not commit. Posted in Afghanistan after two years in Iraq, Bill was responsible for the safety of four hundred men in a full-scale danger zone in one of the most dangerous countries in the world. The married father and grandfather, who had risen through the ranks to become a commander of men and an MBE, had long accepted that each day could be his last. But he never expected to find his own life at risk under a corrupt legal system. Thrown into prison and forced to share a cramped, vermin-infested cell with sixteen Afghans, among them members of the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Bill had no idea when, or even if, he would see his family again. This is the incredible true story of a brave soldier who survived some of the toughest war zones in the world only to face the nightmare of being wrongfully imprisoned a very long way from home. Gritty and gripping, this powerful military memoir is an eye-opening account of life on the frontline.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bill Shaw
Publisher : Headline
Release : 2011-06-09
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780755362486


Helix Episode 8 Kill Switch

Helix Episode 8 Kill Switch

Time is running out. Olesya and Sophia have one last chance to stop Purity from taking over Europe. But the Fifth Column are closing on them and they’re going to need all the help they can get. The hardest part won’t be infiltrating a fortified Prague. It will be getting inside Purity’s most powerful weapon: the Spear. What readers are saying: ★★★★★ "I'm completely blown away by this series, one of the most amazing action stories I've read." ★★★★★ "Helix is everything I love about action and adventure novels: spies, gadgets, fights, escapes, characters you care about, and a carefully crafted story." ★★★★★ "A captivating, action-packed and suspenseful technothriller." ★★★★★ "Ambitiously, amazingly addictive. As soon as I finished this I purchased the next episode." ★★★★★ "Nathan Farrugia is back, holding his readers hostage for yet another amazing and wild ride. The characters are really brought to life on the page and in the heart." ★★★★★ "Absolutely brilliant. I've always compared Farrugia to Matthew Reilly, and with Helix I think he has finally surpassed Reilly." ★★★★★ "Helix is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat action-packed series guaranteed to please the most adrenaline-craving readers. Farrugia's writing is excellent, you fly through the books. I am totally emotionally invested in all the characters. A must read for all thriller fans, and sci-fi fans looking for a break from outer space." ★★★★★ "The author's signature cutting-edge technology, complex plotting, cool gadgets, three-dimensional characters and Hollywood blockbuster-style action sequences are explosively combined in this new series." ★★★★★ "This high-octane thriller by Aussie author Nathan Farrugia starts with a bang and ends the same way." About the author Nathan M. Farrugia is an Australian technothriller writer, and author of the USA Today bestselling Helix and Fifth Column series. Nathan is known for placing himself in dangerous situations, including climbing rooftops in Russia and being hunted by special forces trackers in the United States. He studies Systema, a little-known martial art and former secret of Russian special forces. Beyond his army training, Nathan has trained under USMC, SEAL team, Spetsnaz and Defence Intelligence instructors, and the wilderness and tracking skills of the Chiricahua Apache scouts and Australian Aboriginals. Nathan is currently in Malta, co-writing the sequel to the critically acclaimed video game Metro Exodus by 4A Games. Also by Nathan M. Farrugia: Helix #1: Helix Helix #2: Exile Helix #3: Interceptor Helix #4: Anomaly Helix #5: Inversion Helix #6: Exclave Helix #7: Purity Helix #8: Kill Switch Helix #9: Countervail ZERO The Chimera Vector The Seraphim Sequence The Phoenix Variant The Phoenix Ascent Keywords: technothriller, techno thriller, conspiracy, conspiracies, espionage, pulp, military, thriller, hard boiled, hero, intrigue, complete series, vigilante, noir, crime, series starter, action, fast paced, adventure, assassin, bargain, cheap, novella, genetic, genes, super soldiers, enhanced, special forces, operatives, operator, black ops, black operation, covert, secret agent, helix, fifth column, farrugia, jason bourne, bourne, altered carbon, matt reilly, matthew reilly, a g riddle, winter world, mark dawson, greig beck, splinter cell, net force, cyber storm, matthew mather, konkoly, cyberpunk, russian hackers, systema, jeremy robinson, michael grumley, russell blake, ramez naam, daniel suarez, ludlum, biopunk, superhero, hacking

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Nathan M. Farrugia
Publisher : Anomaly Press
Release : 2020-08-01
Total Pages : 259 Pages
ISBN :