Congressional dysfunction subject of free lecture

Congressional scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman Ornstein will host a free video-conference lecture and discussion, “Mending a Broken Congress: A Conversation with Mann and Ornstein,” at 4:10 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the EPS building, room 103.Ornstein, a renowned expert on American Congress and politics, is known for his work as an election analyst on CBS News, his contributions to the Washington Post and the political magazine Roll Call and his leadership in shaping the McCain-Feingold law that reformed the campaign finance system.

Mann is a former executive director of the American Political Science Association and a lauded writer and speaker on Congress, campaign finance reform and American elections. He and Ornstein recently co-wrote “The Broken Branch” and “It’s Worse Than it Looks,” two books about dysfunction and gridlock in Washington D.C.

Free tickets are required for admission, which can be obtained by contacting Betsy Anderson in the Department of Political Science at or 406-994-4141.