Cal Thomas asks, Why must we constantly refight the same battles over and over? Why don't we consult the past and use common sense in order to see that what others have discovered can still work today? Our politics and even our spiritual lives too often resemble the film Groundhog Day in which actor Bill Murray wakes up and repeats the same event again and again with the same results. Think present-day Washington. We KNOW what works but politics too often gets in the way. That's why Congress has an approval rating lower than cockroaches and coloscopies and only slightly above pedophiles. What Works is about solutions, t theories. It's about pressuring political leadership to forget about the next election and start focusing on the needs of the people who work hard, send their tax dollars to Washington, and long to see the country achieve something of value. What Works is so well done. And I think it is actually important . . . People say this or that article, is important, but this book really is. It is excellence on each page, written by the best. -Rush Limbaugh
Cal Thomas has been observing the dysfunction in Washington for thirty years in one of the most popular syndicated columns in the country. He writes the Common Ground column for USA Today (with his liberal Democrat friend, Bob Beckel) and regularly appears on Fox News. He began his career in radio-TV-and print at the age of 16. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of his syndicated column.