The American dream is in peril, and Jack Cafferty has something to say about it. In his new book, Now or Never: Getting Down to the Business of Saving Our Dream, CNN's irascible commentator takes on the economy, foreign policy, education, health care, immigration, energy, the Bush legacy and Obama's opportunity--nothing less than the future of the country. He even manages to tie in his life story, complete with a hardscrabble youth, alcoholism, and redemption in marriage and fatherhood. Fortune spoke with Cafferty about what he sees is wrong with the country--and what needs to be done about it. Below are excerpts from that discussion:
The Chinese Foreign Ministry demanded Tuesday that CNN's Jack Cafferty apologize for remarks he made last week, in which he called the Chinese "goons and thugs" and said products manufactured in China are "junk."
About 1,500 pro-Chinese demonstrators gathered outside CNN's bureau in Los Angeles on Saturday, demanding that a commentator apologize and be fired from the network over comments critical of China and the U.S. government's relationship with it.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday that CNN has not done enough to ease its concerns over a commentator who referred to the Chinese as "goons and thugs" and said products manufactured in China are "junk."
President Bush's proposed guest worker program is dividing Republicans ahead of a Senate vote on an immigration bill next week. CNN's Jack Cafferty asked viewers of the "Situation Room" what needs to be debated when it comes to immigration reform. Here is a selection of their responses, sent in by e-mail:
A proposed business deal that would turn control of six U.S. ports over to an United Arab Emirates-based company has raised security concerns among some lawmakers. CNN's Jack Cafferty asked viewers of the "Situation Room" what they thought. Here is a selection of their responses, sent in by e-mail:
When the case of Terri Schiavo came to Washington in what appears to be the last stages of that poor woman's life, it evoked passion contrasting with the usual political play-acting in the nation's capital.