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Ira Shapiro

Ira Shapiro, a former Senate staffer and Clinton administration trade official, has written three books about the Senate: The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis (2012); Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country? (2018); and The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America (2022).

Mr. Shapiro’s speeches and articles about the Senate can be found on his website,