Alan Caron’s July 30 column, “The ghosts of investigations past,” took us through the history of endlessly hypocritical investigations the parties use to embarrass each other, to no good end for the U.S. Mr. Caron ended his op-ed perfectly with “Want to make America great again? Forget the idea that one party has all the answers and that the other party should be crushed. Support common-sense problem solvers who put the people and the country ahead of political parties and special interests.”

To that end, I can direct readers to the nonpartisan problem solvers NoLabels.org. Go to the website, find their “Policy Playbook For America’s Next President,” download it and find 60 good, solid, common-sense ideas to make America what we want it to be. These are the contributions of 3,000 people and 20 workshops. There are four basic goals:

Create 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years.

Secure Social Security and Medicare for the next 75 years.

Balance the federal budget by 2030.

Make America energy-secure by 2024.

The NoLabels.org Problem Solvers Caucus has been praised by The Washington Post for producing a viable alternative to the Affordable Care Act – “at last,” in their words. In the last few days there have been more than 100 mentions of the work of the Problem Solvers Caucus from all media and representatives. Progress, at last.

Note that the “Policy Playbook” contains explanatory background data, charts and graphs that explain the budget and sources of income and where it is spent. It explains the changing sources of energy and how jobs and personal income have changed – offering all kinds of information we do not find in today’s profit-driven media.

It is all right there. If you really care about the U.S., invest some time gaining knowledge and then ask your local and federal representatives to act on these common-sense ideas. Thanks, Alan, for the lead-in.

Brian C. Jones

Gorham