Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein discuss their new book The Broken Branch.Congress, the first branch of government in the American system, is a broken branch damaged by partisan bickering and internal rancor, according to the authors who offer both a brilliant diagnosis of the cause of Congressional decline and a much-needed blueprint for change - Politics & ProseNorman J. Ornstein is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. An election analyst for CBS News, he writes a weekly column called Congress Inside Out for Roll Call.Thomas E. Mann is the W. Averell Harriman Chair and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. The author of numerous books on American government, and a contributor to major magazines and newspapers like Washington Post and New York Times, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.moreless
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