"America is like a championship team that has hit a slump," according to former U.S. Senator and basketball Hall of Famer Bill Bradley.
In his latest book, We Can All Do Better, Bradley lays out a game plan designed to get America back in championship form. The book reads a bit like a campaign platform, featuring a number of policy prescriptions designed to revive the economy, although Bradley assures me he's not running for any political office.
"I wanted to write a book to restore hope," he says. "To remind people we've encountered difficult problems in the past...and we always managed to pull through. So be optimistic we'll do it this time."
Despite the highly partisan atmosphere in Washington, Bradley is even optimistic about our elected officials being able to work together to address America's seemingly intractable problems. "Don't count Congress out yet," he writes. "Good sense and true patriotism may well prevail." ('May' being theRead More »from ‘We Can All Do Better’: Bill Bradley’s Rx to Bring America Back to Championship Form