Fourth and Long: Making America a Championship Team examines, in a non-partisan fashion, contemporary American politics and how things can be improved. As a result of the selfish policies of the baby boomer generation and today's partisanship, the next generation, through no fault of their own, will suffer greatly unless changes are made. In football terms, when they take the field, it will be fourth down and 87 yards to go with time running out. To reverse this tragic situation, Americans must put aside minor differences and work together. Fourth and Long avoids finger pointing, strives to find solutions and focuses on creating a championship team for the benefit of everyone, especially our youth. Whether Republican or Democrat, Christian or Jew, black or white, rich or poor, urban or rural, seeking common ground is not just something we should do. For the sake of our children, we have no choice. Jim Hester and wife Kim, along with their 16 year-old daughter and 12 year-old son, live in San Diego. Jim has practiced law for 21 years and, with two master's degrees, has taught college classes in law, business and political science. As an active duty and reserve Army officer, Jim volunteered for the Persian Gulf War and served with the Special Forces. Jim wrote his first novel in 1993, has been an elementary school PTA president and youth basketball coach, and has served on several charitable boards.