What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America

What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America

by Cal Thomas


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What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America by Cal Thomas

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.”

—Rush Limbaugh

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310339465
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 789,123
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cal Thomas has been observing the dysfunction in Washington for thirty years in one of the most popular syndicated columns in the country. He writes the Common Ground column for USA Today (with his liberal Democrat friend, Bob Beckel) and regularly appears on Fox News. He began his career in radio-TV-and print at the age of 16. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of his syndicated column.

Table of Contents

Foreword Sean Hannity 9

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction 13

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

Notes 217

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BBCloverMA More than 1 year ago
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.