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Ari Berman

Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. His new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, will be published in August 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (Photo by Ports Bishop)

  • Congress March 22, 2007

    Looking Out for Veterans

    Progressive Congressman Bob Filner is pursuing an ambitious agenda to secure proper care for wounded warriors.

    Ari Berman

  • Congress March 6, 2007

    K Street’s Favorite Democrat

    When Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is every lobbyist's best friend, is economic reform possible?

    Ari Berman

  • Politics November 16, 2006

    Why Murtha Lost

    The Pennsylvania Democrat's opposition to the Iraq War and Pelosi's endorsement couldn't match Steny Hoyer's seniority, experience and connections to House Democrats.

    Ari Berman

  • November 15, 2006

    The ‘Burbs Go Blue

    Independents and moderate Republicans made the difference in the midterm election. VideoNation correspondents Sam Graham-Felsen and Ari Berman traveled to a swing district in Pennsylvania to explore what made them change.

    Ari Berman and Sam Graham-Felsen

  • November 14, 2006

    What Election?

    Young people voted in larger numbers in the midterm election than they have in 20 years, but most remain disengaged. Sam Graham-Felsen and Ari Berman talk to the no-shows.

    Ari Berman and Sam Graham-Felsen

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  • Elections October 27, 2006

    Ground Game ’06

    Republicans are hoping voters will forget about Iraq, Bush and the GOP Congress. But these are the issues that will drive Democrats and independents to the polls.

    Ari Berman

  • Elections October 25, 2006

    Weldon’s Wild Ride

    The wheels are falling off Curt Weldon's electoral wagon, as the wacky Pennsylvania Republican finds himself mired in a criminal investigation.

    Ari Berman

  • Politics September 28, 2006

    Big $$ for Progressive Politics

    The Democracy Alliance is taking a page from the conservative Republican playbook by funding ideas instead of candidates. If only its leaders could agree on what those ideas are.

    Ari Berman

  • Regions and Countries August 4, 2006

    AIPAC’s Hold

    The Congressional reaction to Hezbollah's attack on Israel and Israel's bombing of Lebanon provide the latest example of the lobby's grip on US foreign policy.

    Ari Berman

  • Campaigns and Elections June 28, 2006

    Where’s the Plan, Democrats?

    Elections are decided by message, money and mobilization. The Democrats' choice of tactics for the latter may determine not only the outcome of the '06 elections but the party's future.

    Ari Berman