The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

by Kimberley Strassel


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From Kim Strassel-one of the preeminent political columnists writing today and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board-comes an insightful, alarming look at how the Left, once the champion of civil liberties, is today orchestrating a coordinated campaign to bully Americans out of free speech.

For nearly 40 years, Washington and much of the American public have held up disclosure and campaign finance laws as ideals, and the path to cleaner and freer elections. This book will show, through first-hand accounts, how both have been hijacked by the Left as weapons against free speech and free association, becoming the most powerful tools of those intent on silencing their political opposition. The Intimidation Game provides a chilling expose of political scare tactics and overreach, including:

  • How Citizens United set off a wave of liberal harassment against conservative politicians
  • The targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS
  • How Wisconsin prosecutors, state AGs, and a Democratic Congress shut down political activists and businesses
  • The politicization by the Obama administration of a host of government agencies including the FEC, FCC and the SEC
The Intimidation Game will shine a much-needed light on how liberal governance and the Democratic machine bullies the political process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455591893
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 349,868
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Kimberley Strassel is a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. Since 2007 she has written the "Potomac Watch" column and has worked for the Wall Street Journal in Brussels, London, New York, and Washington. An Oregon native, Ms. Strassel is a graduate of Princeton University and is the author of the bestselling The Intimidation Game.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 An "Oh Shit" Moment 1

Chapter 2 Publius & Co. 20

Chapter 3 Bare Knuckles 32

Chapter 4 Fascist Monstrosity 43

Chapter 5 The Big Banana 62

Chapter 6 Call Out the Dogs 77

Chapter 7 True the Targeting 87

Chapter 8 Living the Lie 111

Chapter 9 Frosted 131

Chapter 10 The Unraveling 149

Chapter 11 The Fix Is In 162

Chapter 12 Waiting for Disco 180

Chapter 13 Government Shutdown 197

Chapter 14 Star Chamber 212

Chapter 15 Shakedown 227

Chapter 16 Corporate Blackmail 245

Chapter 17 Driving Durbin 254

Chapter 18 Climate Crusade 265

Chapter 19 Raid Day 277

Chapter 20 Fight Club 296

Chapter 21 The President Has a List 314

Chapter 22 A Koch and a Smile 329

Chapter 23 Prop Hate 342

Chapter 24 On the Side of Might 352

Conclusion 365

Acknowledgments 377

Index 381

About the Author 397

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