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Required Reading for Engaged Citizens

J. Snyder "cyclingjs"
 
Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility
Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility
"Insightful, clear and informative and non-partisan look at our current fiscal condition."
Where Does the Money Go?: Your Guided Tour to the Federal Budget Crisis
Where Does the Money Go?: Your Guided Tour to the Federal Budget Crisis
"Another clear and engaging book that provides a good overview of the federal budget crisis for those of us who are not fiscal experts.  Non-partisan and unapologetic."
Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much
Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much
"This book provides an excellent and understandable analysis of our health care system and why we pay more, for less.  For those trying to make sense of the current health care debate -- pick up a copy."
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
"The Looming Tower connects the legacy of Al-Qaeda's attacks on 9/11 with our ever deepening military entanglements in Afghanistan.  Provides much needed historical context to understand our current foreign policies."
Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America)
Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America)
"Provides historical context for our current political divisions.  Highly recommended."
Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus
Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus
"Another excellent analysis of the emergence of the current political divisions."
Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party
Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party
"Blumenthal has provided a well-written and richly documented account of the tendency toward authoritarianism in American politics. Highly recommended."
The Paranoid Style in American Politics
The Paranoid Style in American Politics
"Where it all began.  Hofstadter's classic study of the emergence of authoritarianism in American politics."