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Common Ground

Cal Thomas

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Inspired by their popular USA Today column, conservative Cal Thomas and liberal Bob Beckel show politicians of both stripes how to get beyond partisanship, restore civility, and move our country forward. Thomas and Beckel are a unique pair in today's political climate-pundits from opposite sides who not only talk to each other but work together to find common ground on some of the most divisive issues facing us, from the war in Iraq to gay marriage to the Patriot Act. Common Ground unmasks the hypocrisy of many of the issues, organizations, and individuals who created and deepened the partisan divide at the center of American politics, and makes a strategic case for why this bickering must stop. Throughout, Thomas and Beckel explode conventional wisdom and offer surprising new conclusions: Myth!Reality!Myth!Reality!These guys should know. For years Beckel and Thomas contributed to the climate of polarization in Washington . . . and they admit it. "We're two guys who spent a lot of years in the polarizing business, but on opposing sides," they write. "We helped write the game plan, and we have participated in everything from getting money out of true believers to appearing on television to help spread the contentious message. In many cases, we wrote the message. We know the gig, and it's just about up." In this much-needed book, Thomas and Beckel go beyond their column to offer a sobering overview of the current political divide and its corrosive effect on us all.They also explain how bipartisanship and consensus politics are not only good for the day-to-day democratic process but essential for our nation's future well-being. Entertaining and informative, funny and healing, Common Ground is must reading for all concerned citizens.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bob Beckel, Richard Rohan

Length:

8h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:23