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Ari Berman

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Ari Berman

Ari Berman

Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, is working on a book about voting rights since 1965. He has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy 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 political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in October 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux—for whom he is now working on a history of voting rights. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science.  

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A five-decade bipartisan consensus on this key piece of civil rights legislation has collapsed—right when we need its protections more than ever before.

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

In this crucial swing state, organizers are betting that a strong grassroots ground game can defeat Romney’s Super PAC cash.

Judging by his advisers, Romney would embrace Bush’s unilateral interventionism and massive military budgets.

A GOP win in November would move the most conservative bench in history even further to the right.

How the politics of the super-rich became American politics.

Republicans are using the redistricting process to undermine minority voting power and ensure their party's dominance.

Blogs

One year after the Supreme Court gutted the VRA, few Republicans have signed on to a legislative solution.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision gutting the VRA, we’re seeing the greatest attack on voting rights since Reconstruction.
Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA
The Tea Party darling has now criticized the GOP on voter ID and cutting early voting, and is pushing to restore voting rights to...
Voting rights groups allege that Ohio early voting cuts disproportionately burden black voters 
The same day Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA, a judge finds Wisconsin’s voter ID law discriminates against black and Hispanic...
Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?
The Roberts Court has made it far easier to buy an election and far harder to vote in one.