The Washington Times - July 10, 2013, 08:09AM

Former Sen. Byron L. Dorgan says the political culture on Capitol Hill has changed since his heyday from 1992 to 2011 — and not for the better.

“If you’re nourished by accomplishment, you’re starving up there,” Mr. Dorgan, a Democrat from North Dakota, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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He said politicians always have had their battles and party squabbles, but “compromise wasn’t a four-letter word” during his tenure in the Senate.

“Things have changed dramatically,” he said.

Mr. Dorgan was on the program to tout his new novel, “Gridlock.” It’s about an attack on the nation’s electrical grid, which he based on news reports about potential cyberattacks on American infrastructure by foreign governments.