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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

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.

How can Hillary Clinton maintain her populist credentials when Mark Penn, her chief pollster and campaign strategist, also represents the interests of some of America's largest corporations?

The modern campaign finance system is broken. Congress should pass laws that will fix it.

Before there was Attorneygate, there was the 2002 firing of a US Attorney in Guam engaged in a prosecution of Jack Abramoff. Anyone see a pattern here?

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

Blogs

The key factors that will decide the future of voting rights in North Carolina and across the country.
North Carolina’s worst-in-the-nation voter suppression bill challenged under Section 2 of Voting Rights Act.
The VRA transformed American democracy. Now Congress must save it. 
Move aside Florida, North Carolina is now the new poster child for the war on voting. 
A new voter ID bill would also cut early voting and ban same-day registration.
As Congress debates the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina rushes to implement a new voter suppression law. 
Congress held its first hearing on the Voting Rights Act today, as states rush to implement new voter suppression laws.
Justices Roberts and Scalia believe the Court should defer to Congress on DOMA but not the VRA.