The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics (Compact Disc)
I heard about a book club in Ohio that was reading all the candidates’ books, then inviting the candidate to come and talk with them. In NC we may have to settle with reading their books to learn more about their lives and positions. I started with this and found a compelling, well-written story. The author has time to give details and we have time to think and examine. This is a quiet, more thorough way to learn about the candidates and be able to make an informed decision. There are more to read!— Rene
The Land of Flickering Lights is a unique contribution to American political writing at this or any other time. Democratic Senator Michael Bennet from Colorado lifts a veil on Congress to reveal, in his words, "through a series of actual stories-about the people, the politics, the motives, the money, the hypocrisy, the stakes, the outcome-the pathological culture of the capitol and the consequences for us all." Bennet eloquently chronicles the dramatic full stories behind five debates and decisions crucial to all Americans: the highly politicized nominations and appointments of judges at all levels; the recent tax cut that massively increased our debt and financial inequality across the country; the shredding of the Iran nuclear deal that undermined our longstanding bipartisan approach to foreign policy; the corruption caused by money in politics and why it has caused inaction on climate change and much else; and the ugly sabotage by a minority of the "Gang of Eight's" bi-partisan plan to reform our immigration policies, which would have resolved all the issues we currently face. By revealing how these decisions were truly made, Bennet sheds vital new light on each of these five crucial events and what Americans have lost in the process, illuminating how and why our government is at loggerheads today.