9781596985896

Real Change : The Fight for America's Future

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    9781596985896

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    1596985895

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
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Summary

The 2008 campaign began as a repudiation of Republicans for big spending, corruption, and their failure to manage competently challenges like Hurricane Katrina, border security, and the war in Iraq. It ended with the election of the most radical president in American history.

Author Biography

Newt Gingrich was the chief architect of the Contract with America. A former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gingrich is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a FOX News political analyst, founder of the Center for Health Transformation, and general chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future. He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista, and has two daughters and two grandchildren. Vince Haley is vice president for research and policy at American Solutions for Winning the Future, associate producer of the film Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, and wrote with Newt Gingrich the New York Times bestseller Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less: A Handbook for Solving the Energy Crisis. Vince and his wife live in Virginia. Rick Tyler is founding director for Renewing American Leadership, a faith-based organization dedicated to defending and advancing American civilization. A spokesperson for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Rick also serves on the board of the American Leadership Academy and has lectured at both the Institute for Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and the Robert J. Dole Institute for Politics at the University of Kansas. He lives in Virginia with his wife and their daughter.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
A Time for Change
The Myth of Red America versus Blue Americap. 3
An Unreformed Right: Why Republicans Failed to Govern Successfullyp. 13
An Unreformed Left: Why Democrats Can't Deliver Real Changep. 27
Katrina, Michigan, and Beyond: How the Old Order Is Failing Americap. 43
Failure in Education: Death Knell of the Old Orderp. 55
Real Change is Possible
Replacing the Old Order: America Has Done It Before and We Can Do It Againp. 71
Becoming a Citizen Leaderp. 79
Replacing the Old Order: Lessons from Britain and Francep. 97
An Example of Real Change and a Failure to Change: Giuliani's New York City versus Iraq as Contrasts in Change Leadershipp. 103
Real Change Requires Real Solutions
An Immigration Policy That Makes Sensep. 125
Real Change to Achieve Enduring Prosperity for American Workersp. 133
Real Change for Social Securityp. 149
American History Requires Real Change in Today's Judiciaryp. 163
How We Balanced the Budget and How We Can Balance It Againp. 177
NASA versus the Culture of Competitive Entrepreneurshipp. 187
Green Conservatism Is the Real Answer to Environmental Challengesp. 195
Energy Strategies for National Security, the Environment, and the Economyp. 201
The Next Generation of Air and Rail Transportationp. 207
The Need for Fundamental Prison Reformp. 213
Why the Current Bureaucratic Health System Can't Work and How to Transform Itp. 219
Rethinking National Security and Homeland Security: Where Do We Go from Here?p. 243
Conclusionp. 247
Acknowledgmentsp. 251
The Platform of the American Peoplep. 257
The Solutions Labp. 266
Welfare Reform as a Case Study in Successful Real Changep. 268
D-Day Radio Prayer of President Franklin Delano Rooseveltp. 275
Health Valuesp. 278
Four Areas Requiring Transformation to Achieve Health Insurance Coverage for All Americansp. 281
Excerpt from Window of Opportunity: A Blueprint for the Futurep. 285
"What If? An Alternative History of the War since 9/11," Excerpts from speech delivered by Newt Gingrich at the American Enterprise Institute, September 10, 2007...p. 290
Indexp. 309
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