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The Resource Crisis point : why we must--and how we can--overcome our broken politics in Washington and across America, Trent Lott and Tom Daschle ; with Jon Sternfeld

Crisis point : why we must--and how we can--overcome our broken politics in Washington and across America, Trent Lott and Tom Daschle ; with Jon Sternfeld

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Crisis point : why we must--and how we can--overcome our broken politics in Washington and across America
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Crisis point
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why we must--and how we can--overcome our broken politics in Washington and across America
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Trent Lott and Tom Daschle ; with Jon Sternfeld
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eng
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  • "Tom Daschle and Trent Lott are two of the most prominent senators of recent time. Both served in their respective parties' leadership positions from the 1990s into the current century, and they have almost sixty years of service between them. Their congressional tenure saw the Reagan tax cuts, a deadlocked Senate, the Clinton impeachment, 9/11, and the Iraq War. Despite the tumultuous times, and despite their very real ideological differences, they have always maintained a positive working relationship, one almost unthinkable in today's hyper-partisan climate.In their book, Daschle and Lott come together from opposite sides of the aisle to sound an alarm on the current polarization that has made governing all but impossible; never before has the people's faith in government been so dismally low. The senators itemize damaging forces--the permanent campaign, the unprecedented money, the 24/7 news cycle--and offer practical recommendations, pointing the way forward. Most crucially, they recall the American people, especially our leaders, to the principles enshrined in the Constitution, and to the necessity of debate but also the imperative of compromise--which will take leadership, vision, and courage to bring back. Illustrated with personal stories from their own eminent careers and events cited from deeper in American history, Crisis Point is an invaluable work that comes at a critical juncture. It is a work of conscience, as well as duty, written with passion and eloquence by two men who have dedicated their lives to public service and share the conviction that all is far from lost"--
  • "Tom Daschle and Trent Lott are two of the most prominent senators of recent time. Both served in their respective parties' leadership positions from the 1990s into the current century, and they have almost sixty years of service between them. Their congressional tenure saw the Reagan tax cuts, a deadlocked Senate, the Clinton impeachment, 9/11, and the Iraq War. Despite the tumultuous times, and despite their very real ideological differences, they have always maintained a positive working relationship, one almost unthinkable in today's hyper-partisan climate. In their book, Daschle and Lott come together from opposite sides of the aisle to sound an alarm on the current polarization that has made governing all but impossible; never before has the people's faith in government been so dismally low. The senators itemize damaging forces--the permanent campaign, the unprecedented money, the 24/7 news cycle--and offer practical recommendations, pointing the way forward. Most crucially, they recall the American people, especially our leaders, to the principles enshrined in the Constitution, and to the necessity of debate but also the imperative of compromise--which will take leadership, vision, and courage to bring back. Illustrated with personal stories from their own eminent careers and events cited from deeper in American history, In Our Hands is an invaluable work that comes at a critical juncture. It is a work of conscience, as well as duty, written with passion and eloquence by two men who have dedicated their lives to public service and share the conviction that all is far from lost"--
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320.60973
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index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.L66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Crisis point : why we must--and how we can--overcome our broken politics in Washington and across America, Trent Lott and Tom Daschle ; with Jon Sternfeld
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn927104092
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pages cm
Isbn
9781632864611
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(hardback)
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2015025162
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)927104092
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Crisis point : why we must--and how we can--overcome our broken politics in Washington and across America, Trent Lott and Tom Daschle ; with Jon Sternfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn927104092
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781632864611
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015025162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)927104092

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