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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.  

Articles

News and Features

Democrats face significant obstacles in the fight to strengthen voting rights.

Voters in fourteen states faced new restrictions, and in several races, disenfranchised voters could have changed the outcome.

Got it covered… block that vote!… Berman replies… smarter than yeast?… the rich shall inherit… climate poem for Naomi…

Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

As the Republican Party becomes whiter and more Southern, obstructionist tactics are inevitable.

As an investigative journalism student, I helped uncover proof that should have cleared Anthony McKinney’s name. Instead, he died in prison.

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges.

Blogs

Past is present in South Carolina, where a new voter ID law could disenfranchise 80,000 minority voters.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted takes drastic action to limit early voting hours in Ohio.
A Pennsylvania Republican judge refuses to block the state's unjust, unnecessary and discriminatory voter ID law.
The Ryan budget would eliminate 4.1 million jobs over the next two years.
The state's Republicans are limited early voting hours in pro-Obama counties while expanding them in GOP strongholds.
The state of Pennsylvania did a terrible job defending its voter ID law—but today a judge ruled it constitutional anyway.
A 93-year-old woman who voted in every election for five decades will lose her right to vote this November. The question of...
Romney vowed to repeal Obamacare and failed to denounce the GOP’s effort to suppress the African-American vote during his speech.