Common Ground (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Political Science - 288 pages
7 Reviews

Inspired by their popular USA Today column, conservative Cal Thomas and liberal Bob Beckel unmask the hypocrisy of the issues, organizations, and individuals that have created and deepened the partisan divide at the center of American politics, and make a strategic case for why this bickering must stop. Thomas and Beckel explain how bipartisanship and consensus politics are not only good for the day-to-day democratic process but also essential for our nation's future well-being. Entertaining and informative, funny and healing, Common Ground is a must-read for all concerned citizens.

  

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User Review  - DaleCogdell - LibraryThing

If you are tired of the political gridlock that is strangulating our country then this book is a breath of fresh air just waiting for you. Common sense prevails and triumphs! It gives hope that political opposites can work together. Not too many books like this. Read full review

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and I wonder why DC is a mess Read full review

Contents

introduction
1
Am a Liberal by Bob Beckel
17
Am a Conservative by Cal Thomas
23
The People vs the Polarization of American Politics
29
The Polarization of American Politics
38
The Rest of Us
46
Congressional Stories
55
The Parties
61
The Politics of Personal Destruction
126
Clinton YearsClinton Wars
134
Clintons Revenge
143
War Abroad and War at Home
151
A Change of Culture
165
Bipartisanship
174
Slogan or Choice?
185
A Campaign Guide for 2008
193

The Press Fundraisers and Myths
69
Storm Clouds from the South
87
A Circular Firing Squad
94
Roe v Wade
103
The Reagan Revolution
109
The Peace Ends
117
Selling Common Ground
204
Thoughts and Conclusions
251
epilogue
259
index
265
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About the author (2009)

Cal Thomas, a conservative, writes a twice-weekly syndicated column and is a frequent panelist on Fox News Watch.

Bob Beckel, a liberal, is the Democratic political analyst for Fox News and a professor of political strategy at George Washington University.

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