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Norman Ornstein

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Ornstein: Congress Has Changed, Not for the Better, and Now It Needs Changing

Ornstein: Is Actual Change Finally Around the Corner?

Ornstein: A Tale of Two Filibusters

Ornstein: Government Non-Policies Are Damaging Science

Ornstein: Governance Takes Back Seat to Bickering

Ornstein: Court Ruling on Recess Appointments Is an Exercise of Judicial Overreach

Ornstein: Strange Times Lead to Great Opportunities

Ornstein: No Budget, No Pay Is No Solution

Ornstein: Nominees Deserve Due Deference, Not Cheap Shots

Ornstein: If Our Societal Equation Includes Guns, Let’s Act to Contain Them

Examining the Fiscal Cliff Debate as an Endgame

On Rudman and the Future of Campaign Finance

A Bipartisan Way to Overhaul Filibuster Rules

Optimism About the 113th Congress

Office of Congressional Ethics Must Survive

Here’s How to Avoid Another Election Debacle

On Mitt Romney, Medicare and Making the Math Work

Howard Berman’s Travel Should Get Credit, Not Knocks

Trying to Make the Math Add Up on Medicaid

What Would It Take for Action on Fiscal Cliff?

Mitt Romney Must Offer Solution for Working Poor

Gov. Christie, Answer These Tough Questions

Farm Bill Slog Mirrors Transportation Fight

McConnell’s Own Words on Senate Gridlock

ID Laws Signal Need for New Voting Rights Act

Health Care Decision Cements Law, Not Debate

An Expanded Natural Gas Focus Is No-Brainer

Mitch McConnell Vs. Himself on Disclosure Issues

Partisan Bickering on Spending Bills Is Warning

After Solving Student Loan Issue, Look at Costs

What Happens if We Go Off the Fiscal Cliff?

Some Good News, but Bad News Outweighs It

Research Cuts Are Akin to Eating Seed Corn

Shaky Export-Import Bank Deal No Portent of Progress

Broadcasters Betray Trust With Citizens United

Four Hearings on the GSA Scandal Is Overkill

Ryan’s Budget Matters, Even If It Goes Nowhere

No Labels Has Many Good Ideas, and a Bad One

Health Care Debate Remains Mired in Politics

Honoring Two Models of Political Discourse

Spectrum Auction Deal May Haunt Congress

Obama, GOP Budgets Present Clear Choices

Obama’s Tactic Could Yield Political Results

Blame Game on Lack of Super PAC Disclosures

Obama Should Force Recess Appointment Fight

Effect of Citizens United Felt Two Years Later

Shame on the Senate for Confirmation Games

GOP Predictions Are No Easier as Clock Ticks

Barney Frank Will Be Missed, Unlike Super Committee

Congress Should Stop Wasting Time, Act Now