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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.  


News and Features

A bipartisan dialogue in this election year? In New York City? During the Republican convention?! We always knew those folks at The New School were a little nutty.

"If Vice President Cheney were here, he'd tell you all to go fuck yourself!"

Their reporters had the goods, but the Washington Post editors chose not to display them.

A recap of the Pentagon's most egregious post-9/11 mistakes, mishaps and manifestations of misdirection.

A speech at NYU offers a stinging condemnation of Bush's leadership on the war.

An odd thing happened in February when a European television station
approached Richard Perle for an interview.


Voting rights advocates scored a partial victory today when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent the state’s voter ID law back to the...
Will Pennsylvania be the next major swing state where a restrictive voting law is struck down by the courts?
A famed civil rights leader says Republicans want to take the country back to the Jim Crow Era.;
The former DNC chair predicts an Obama victory, says the future of the Supreme Court at stake.
At the DNC, Warren offered a powerful defense of economic populism and a stinging rejoinder to Romney & co.
Before his DNC speech, the former president takes aim at Republicans for restricting the right to vote in swing states like Ohio and...
Eight of eleven states in Dixie have passed restrictive voting laws since the 2010 election.
The court ruling clearly shows how voter ID laws disproportionately harm minority and low-income voters, who are more likely to vote for...