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Appeared in: Volume 2, Number 3
Published on: January 1, 2007
Life on Capitol Dunghill

Jack Abramoff didn't set off a wave of malfeasance in Congress all by himself. A guide to what's wrong and how to make it right.

Norman J. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get it Back on Track (Oxford University Press, 2006). Portions of this article are adapted from columns in Legal Affairs, Roll Call and the New Republic.

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