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The Obama-Pelosi-Reid team in the most radical group ever to hold the regions of American power. Its vision of a high-tax, bureaucratic, Washington-centered system dominated by politicians and leading to a ...

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Overview

The 2008 campaign began as a repudiation of Republicans for big spending, corruption, and their failure to manage competently challenges like Hurricane Katrina, border security, and the war in Iraq. It ended with the election of the most radical president in American history.

The Obama-Pelosi-Reid team in the most radical group ever to hold the regions of American power. Its vision of a high-tax, bureaucratic, Washington-centered system dominated by politicians and leading to a secular-socialist future will fundamentally challenge America's role as a beacon of hope, opportunity, and freedom.

. . .We are once again in a time when we need "bold colors, not pale pastels," as Reagan argued back in 1975. Indeed, the problems are so fundamental we need a new argument about the very nature of political reality and the very nature of danger in the world. -From the new introduction

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  • ISBN-13: 9785969858961
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 326

Meet the Author

Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich was the chief architect of the Contract with America. A former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gingrich is a senior fellow at the American
Enterprise Institute, a FOX News political analyst, founder of the Center for Health Transformation, and general chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future.
He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista, and has two daughters and two grandchildren.

Vince Haley is vice president for research and policy at American Solutions for Winning the Future, associate producer of the film Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, and wrote with Newt Gingrich the New York Times bestseller Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less: A Handbook for Solving the Energy Crisis. Vince and his wife live in Virginia.

Rick Tyler is founding director for Renewing American Leadership, a faith-based organization dedicated to defending and advancing American civilization. A spokesperson for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Rick also serves on the board of the American Leadership Academy and has lectured at both the Institute for Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and the Robert J. Dole Institute for Politics at the University of Kansas. He lives in Virginia with his wife and their daughter.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part 1 A Time for Change

1 The Myth of Red America versus Blue America 3

2 An Unreformed Right: Why Republicans Failed to Govern Successfully 13

3 An Unreformed Left: Why Democrats Can't Deliver Real Change 27

4 Katrina, Michigan, and Beyond: How the Old Order Is Failing America 43

5 Failure in Education: Death Knell of the Old Order 55

Part 2 Real Change is Possible

6 Replacing the Old Order: America Has Done It Before and We Can Do It Again 71

7 Becoming a Citizen Leader 79

8 Replacing the Old Order: Lessons from Britain and France 97

9 An Example of Real Change and a Failure to Change: Giuliani's New York City versus Iraq as Contrasts in Change Leadership 103

Part 3 Real Change Requires Real Solutions

10 An Immigration Policy That Makes Sense 125

11 Real Change to Achieve Enduring Prosperity for American Workers 133

12 Real Change for Social Security 149

13 American History Requires Real Change in Today's Judiciary 163

14 How We Balanced the Budget and How We Can Balance It Again 177

15 NASA versus the Culture of Competitive Entrepreneurship 187

16 Green Conservatism Is the Real Answer to Environmental Challenges 195

17 Energy Strategies for National Security, the Environment, and the Economy 201

18 The Next Generation of Air and Rail Transportation 207

19 The Need for Fundamental Prison Reform 213

20 Why the Current Bureaucratic Health System Can't Work and How to Transform It 219

21 Rethinking National Security and Homeland Security: Where Do We Go from Here? 243

Conclusion 247

Acknowledgments 251

Appendix 1 The Platform of the American People 257

Appendix 2 The Solutions Lab266

Appendix 3 Welfare Reform as a Case Study in Successful Real Change 268

Appendix 4 D-Day Radio Prayer of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 275

Appendix 5 Health Values 278

Appendix 6 Four Areas Requiring Transformation to Achieve Health Insurance Coverage for All Americans 281

Appendix 7 Excerpt from Window of Opportunity: A Blueprint for the Future 285

Appendix 8 "What If? An Alternative History of the War since 9/11," Excerpts from speech delivered by Newt Gingrich at the American Enterprise Institute, September 10, 2007... 290

Index 309

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