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Ari Berman

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Ari Berman

Ari Berman

Ari Bermanm 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, about voting rights since 1965, will be published in August. 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

Unelected insiders may well hold the key to the 2008 Democratic nomination. How did things become so undemocratic?

No matter who injected the issue of race and gender into the Democratic
presidential campaign, it's not going away.

An Iowa native attends his home-town caucus, and discovers deliberative democracy at its freewheeling finest. d

All the candidates reject Bush's disasters--but that won't be enough for the next administration.

The absence of a definitive antiwar candidate has divided the state's peace activists.

Giuliani's conservative kingmaker knows all about the ugly side of Third World debt. He invented it.

A closer look at the Texas energy interests fueling the former New York mayor's presidential campaign.

It felt a bit like Election Day in Iowa this weekend, as Democratic candidates at Senator Tom Harkin's Steak Fry served up appetizers of the campaign to come.

Senator Clinton has a pro-worker voting record. So why are unionists skeptical?

Clinton vows to defend Americans against the privileged and powerful, but her ties to big business compromise her populist promises.

Blogs

The Ohio legislature is once again passing new restrictions to make it harder to vote.   
Efforts to restrict student voting failed in North Carolina, but voter suppression attempts accelerated in Texas during the last election....
The latest victim of Texas’s new voter ID law is 90-year-old former Speaker of the House Jim Wright. 
Texas is a case study in the disastrous consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision that invalidated a key section of the Voting...
Two states want to create a two-tiered voting system reminiscent of the Jim Crow South.
White Southern Republicans hold the balance of power in the Congress, which is a major reason why there’s a government shutdown. 
The new North Carolina voting law has a discriminatory effect and intent, the federal government argues 
The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since 1965, but civil rights activists are fighting back.