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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.


The most high-profile instances of election fraud this cycle have been committed by Republicans in states with new voting restrictions.
The bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.
The president needs to aggressively defend his economic policies and critique Romneyomics in Tuesday's debate.
Jon Husted wants Supreme Court to invalidate final three days of early voting in crucial battleground state
Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is one of eleven voter suppression laws invalidated by state or federal courts in the past year.
Republican voter suppression efforts in Florida have been far more destructive than handing in a few hundred fraudulent voter registration...
The chief sponsor of Pennsylvania’s voter ID throws in his thoughts on the “47 percent.”
Voting rights advocates scored a partial victory today when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent the state’s voter ID law back to the...