Cal Thomas asks, Why must we constantly refight the same battles over and over? Why don’t we consult the past and use common sense in order to see that what others have discovered can still work today? Our politics and even our spiritual lives too often resemble the film “Groundhog Day” in which actor Bill Murray wakes up and repeats the same event again and again with the same results. Think present-day Washington.
We KNOW what works but politics too often gets in the way. That’s why Congress has an approval rating lower than cockroaches and colonoscopies and only slightly above pedophiles.
What Works is about solutions, not theories. It’s about pressuring political leadership to forget about the next election and start focusing on the needs of the people who work hard, send their tax dollars to Washington, and long to see the country achieve something of value.
“What Works is so well done. And I think it is actually important . . . People say this or that article, is important, but this book really is. It is excellence on each page, written by the best.”
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About the Author
Cal Thomas is one of the most widely syndicated columnists in America. His fifty-year journalism career includes anchoring and reporting for KPRC-TV in Houston, NBC News in Washington, Fox News Channel and other outlets. For ten years he co-wrote the Common Ground column for USA Today with his colleague, Bob Beckel. A native of Washington, D.C. and graduate of American University, Thomas is married to Christie Jean ("CJ"). The couple live in Key Largo, Florida. Visit calthomas.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword Sean Hannity 9
Part 1 Consult the Past and Use Common Sense
1 What Works: Going Forward 21
2 What Works: Overcoming 34
3 What Works: Worldviews 55
4 What Works: Two Kingdoms 67
5 What Works: Sex 83
Part 2 Concentrate on People, Not Politics
6 What Works: The Economy 95
7 What Works: Government 105
8 What Works: Care versus Cure 116
9 What Works: State Initiatives 133
10 What Works: The Family 145
Part 3 We Can Solve Our Problems
11 What Works: Crime and Violence 161
12 What (Doesn't) Work: Hate Mail 170
13 What Works: Everything Old Is New Again 177
14 What Works: We Can Solve Our Problems 188
Part 4 What Will Work
15 What Will Work: Global Power and the Position of the USA 197
16 What Will Work: A Microcosm of America 207
Permissions Credits 215
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We were very disappointed in this book. Instead of some reasonable non sectarian, non political comments and solutions to problems, it was more of a religious tract for Christians. Although I'm a Christian, I found it rather distasteful. There are many better ways to spend your time and money than on this book.