THE BROKEN BRANCH: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track

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The United States Congress has ceased to be a deliberative body, according to two eminent political scientists with some ideas about how to fix it.Mann (Brookings Institution) and Ornstein (American Enterprise Institute), both of whom arrived on Capitol Hill in 1969 with fellowships to study Congress, and have been doing so ever since, here review the evolution of Congress from the republic's ... Read full review

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This is a laughable, tendentious, poorly sourced, irrational book that serves mainly to give the two authors a chance to republish excerpts of past articles and vent about their enemies in the Republican Party, while mainly exculpating Democrats for any and all wrongdoing in government. Amusing, but for all the wrong reasons. 

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