Norman Ornstein

Board Member

Norman Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a columnist and contributing editor for The Atlantic. He is also Chairman of the Campaign Legal Center. For thirty years he was an election eve analyst for CBS News; since 2012, he has been a principal on-air election eve analyst for BBC News.  He helped create the Continuity of Government Commission, where he served as senior counselor. In his decades of involvement in political reform, he played a major role in campaign finance reform, Senate committee reform, the creation of the Congressional Office of Compliance to ensure Congress was governed by the laws it enacts for others, and in the creation of the House Office of Congressional Ethics. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004; he directed the Academy Project on Stewarding America. His many books include The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, with Thomas E. Mann, and the New York Times bestseller, It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, also with Tom Mann, His new book, with EJ Dionne and Tom Mann, “One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate and the Not-Yet-Deported,”  is scheduled for publication by St Martin’s Press in September 2017.