AEIOpeners: Norm Ornstein's reading list

Norm Ornstein is a resident scholar specializing in politics and public opinion. He is a columnist for "Roll Call" as well as an election eve analyst for CBS News. He served as codirector of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project and participates in AEI's Election Watch series. He also served as a senior counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission.

"The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion," Jonathan Haidt, 2012

A tour de force of how people develop a moral sensibility.

"The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown," Richard Hasen, 2012

A top-notch election law expert on all the controversies on voting in America.

"The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands it and Campaigning Undermines It," Amy Gutmann, Dennis Thompson, 2012

By two terrific political theorists about how the idea of compromise is woven into the fabric of America's Constitution and society, and what happens when we lose it.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Constitution as political theory

Please join us for the third-annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture as James Ceasar, Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, explores some of the Constitution’s most significant contributions to political theory, focusing on themes that have been largely unexamined in current scholarship.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 8:10 a.m. – Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 1:30 p.m.
Third international conference on housing risk: New risk measures and their applications

We invite you to join us for this year’s international conference on housing risk — cosponsored by the Collateral Risk Network and AEI International Center on Housing Risk — which will focus on new mortgage and collateral risk measures and their applications.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Speaker of the House John Boehner on resetting America’s economic foundation

Please join us as Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) delivers his five-point policy vision to reset America’s economy.

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Friday, September 19, 2014 | 9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Reforming Medicare: What does the public think?

Please join us as a panel of distinguished experts explore the implications of the report and the consumer role in shaping the future of Medicare.

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