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
Title
Crisis point
Title remainder
why we must-- and how we can-- overcome our broken politics in Washington and across America
Statement of responsibility
Trent Lott and Tom Daschle ; with Jon Sternfeld
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lott, Trent
Dewey number
320.60973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.L66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Daschle, Thomas
  • Sternfeld, Jon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Divided government
  • Political leadership
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Divided government
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • Political leadership
  • Politics and government
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conflict. The 228-year argument ; The pulling ; The permanent campaign ; Down in the well ; The media effect -- Chemistry. A nation of men and women ; The 50-50 Senate ; Roadblocks to chemistry ; Experience and transparency -- Leadership. In their own words ; The leadership hole ; Trent and Tom ; The impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton ; The world at large ; Leader of the free world ; The center of the storm ; 9/11 and its aftermath ; The humility and the audacity ; Courage and memory in the United States Senate ; Fear and loathing in the U.S. Congress -- Vision. Writing the future ; A bipartisan answer ; Electoral and campaign reform ; The money problem ; Congressional reform ; A call to service -- Duty
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781632864611
Lccn
2015025162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927104092
  • 973265
  • (OCoLC)ocn927104092
  • 973265
Label
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 (pages 263-276) 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
Contents
Conflict. The 228-year argument ; The pulling ; The permanent campaign ; Down in the well ; The media effect -- Chemistry. A nation of men and women ; The 50-50 Senate ; Roadblocks to chemistry ; Experience and transparency -- Leadership. In their own words ; The leadership hole ; Trent and Tom ; The impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton ; The world at large ; Leader of the free world ; The center of the storm ; 9/11 and its aftermath ; The humility and the audacity ; Courage and memory in the United States Senate ; Fear and loathing in the U.S. Congress -- Vision. Writing the future ; A bipartisan answer ; Electoral and campaign reform ; The money problem ; Congressional reform ; A call to service -- Duty
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781632864611
Lccn
2015025162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927104092
  • 973265
  • (OCoLC)ocn927104092
  • 973265

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