Norman J. Ornstein March 6, 2007

Norman J. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research as well as an election analyst for CBS News. Currently, Ornstein writes a weekly column called “Congress Inside Out” for the publication Roll Call, but has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and other major journals. Ornstein frequently appears on news and public affairs programs, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Nightline, and Charlie Rose. However, Ornstein also enjoys dabbling in comedy and has worked with Al Franken since 1992, when he served as Comedy Central’s pollster and commentator covering that year’s conventions and election. Ornstein’s latest book, The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get it Back on Track, co-authored by Thomas E. Mann, will be published shortly by Oxford University Press.