Reflect upon the causes of USA congressional gridlock. Make sure to view the video Congressional Partisanship and Gridlock before completing this journal assignment.
Some scholars, such as Dr. Ornstein, view congressional gridlock as an indication that the American system of government no longer functions effectively. In one or two complete paragraphs, reflect upon the video while addressing the following questions: (1) Do you agree or disagree with the argument Ornstein made in the video? Why or why not? (2) What reforms do you think might reduce the impact of gridlock on the policy process