Synopses & Reviews
The noise from both Washington and the media is deafening, the deeds of our lawmakers alarming. America needs a break from the posturing and the politicking. We need information: how we got here and where we are headed. Catherine Crier, one of the most respected figures in television journalism, presents an incisive, unbiased analysis of America's political crisis—delivering a message we cannot afford to ignore.
America must move beyond political parties to invest in our nation's future. Not just with money, but with vision, wisdom, and reason. Looking back at the foundations of our country, from Adam Smith to Alexander Hamilton, from Jefferson to Roosevelt, Crier cuts through the nonsense to show what really works and what doesn't work for our nation today, including:
—The staggering disconnect between the financial health of corporations and the well-being of consumers that defies everything Adam Smith wrote about free enterprise.
—The role that government must play in regulations and job creation—and how the Republican Party's anti-government rhetoric would appall the founders of American conservatism.
—Why our health care system is not the best in the world, but the most mismanaged and bloated, and how to change it.
—How today's vitriolic partisan politics are in direct opposition to the very democracy on which our country is founded.
Respected television journalist Catherine Crier presents an unbiased analysis of America's political crisis and shows that we must move beyond political parties to invest in our nation's future.
About the Author
Catherine Crier, the youngest elected state judge in Texas history, has covered national and international affairs for CNN, ABC News, Fox News, and Court TV. An Emmy and duPont Columbia Award-winning journalist, she is also the New York Times bestselling author of A Deadly Game and The Case Against Lawyers. Pam Ward has had many incarnations, including private detective, classical musician, television talk-show host, and actress, having performed in dinner theater, summer stock, and Off-Broadway, as well as in commercials, radio, and film. But she found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress Talking Books program, for which she received the prestigious Alexander Scourby Award from the American Foundation for the Blind. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, her many audiobooks include Dancing in the Streets by Barbara Ehrenreich, Breaking Free by Lauraine Snelling, The Second Journey by Joan Anderson, and Lion in the White House by Aida D. Donald. She now records from her studio amidst the beauty of the Southern Oregon mountains.