Crisis Point serves as a unique account of a turbulent period that included the Clinton impeachment, a 50/50 Senate, the 9/11 attacks, and the Iraq War. It also highlights many of the proposals put forth by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform, which is led by Daschle, a BPC co-founder and Lott, a BPC senior fellow.
The author’s shared experiences and personal bond epitomize a partnership in which leaders overcome ideological differences in pursuit of the common good. The challenges Crisis Point addresses—from the permanent campaign to the 24/7 news cycle—will be fixtures for years to come. Despite these challenges, Daschle and Lott provide a pragmatic and optimistic plan to get Washington working again.