Norman Ornstein Interview

Mike talks with political scientist Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, contributing writer for The Atlantic, columnist for National Journal, and the author of many books on U.S. Politics, including It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, coauthored with the Brookings Institution’s Thomas Mann.

Dr. Ornstein’s Recommended Reading
Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer–and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class. Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson

American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper. Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics. John Judis.

Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism–From Goldwater to Trump and Beyond. E.J. Dionne

2 thoughts on “Norman Ornstein Interview”

  1. I found the interview with Norm Ornstein particularly informative due to the historic analysis of congress that was provided. Thank you for an insightful perspective of the changes in how congress has functioned (or not) over time. I also appreciate finding out about other authors that pursue further analysis on this conversation.

    1. Hi Karen – thanks so much for the comment! I was really pleased that Dr. Ornstein agreed to come on the show. It was one of my favorite interviews.

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