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Norman Ornstein

Norman OrnsteinAKA Norman Jay Ornstein

Born: 14-Oct-1948
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MN

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Enterprise Institute

Friend of Al Franken, and provided his expertise to Comedy Central's presidential campaign coverage in 1992 and 1996.

Father: (traveling salesman)
Mother: (homemaker)
Wife: Judith L. Harris
Son: Matthew
Son: Daniel

    High School: (Canada)
    University: BA Political Science, University of Minnesota (1967)
    University: MA Political Science, University of Michigan
    University: PhD Political Science, University of Michigan
    Teacher: Eastern Michigan University
    Scholar: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy
    Professor: Catholic University of America (1972-83)

    USA Today 1997-
    Roll Call Columnist
    Member of the Board of PBS
    Congressional Staff to Sen. George McGovern
    Congressional Staff to Rep. Donald M. Fraser (1969-70)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2004
    American Enterprise Institute
    American Political Science Association Advisory Committee
    Campaign Legal Center Board of Directors
    Center for the Study of the Presidency
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Future of American Democracy Foundation Advisory Board
    National Opinion Research Center Consultant
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Partnership for Public Service Board of Governors
    The Reform Institute Advisory Board
    Kentucky Colonel 5-Jan-2016
    Canadian Ancestry Paternal

Author of books:
Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Policymaking (1978, politics)
Debt and Taxes (1994, nonfiction)
The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America And How to Get It Back on Track (2006, politics)
It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism (2012, politics)

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