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Monday, November 26, 2007

See & Do: Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel

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Three years later, Jon Stewart's on-air bitch-slapping of the partisan hacks on CNN's "Crossfire" still resonates. The incident is still among the most watched viral Web videos. And though shouty partisan hackery is still plentiful, a handful of shouty hacks have come to acknowledge its corrosive effects on political discourse. Among them are conservative columnist CAL THOMAS and liberal political consultant BOB BECKEL, who've just co-authored Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America. The book offers what the authors say is a "road map to restoring civility and cooperation to government processes." Thanks to A Cappella Books and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, you can shout back at the authors in person Mon., NOV. 26. $10. 7 p.m. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, 441 Freedom Parkway. 404-865-7100. www.acappellabooks.com.

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