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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

Senator John McCain's latest Senate inquiry into über-lobbyist Jack Abramoff strikes deep in the corrupt heart of the
Bush Administration.

Tom DeLay's indictment on criminal conspiracy charges comes at a moment of acute public awareness of the culture of corruption the GOP has created. What happens next is up to the Democrats.

As a handful of maverick lawmakers hold unofficial
hearings on an Iraq exit strategy, how long will it take
Democrats and Republicans on the Hill to recognize the growing distaste
for this war?

Behind Capitol Hill's Democratic war hawks stands an army of 'enablers' - foreign policy advisors, think-tank specialists and pundits.

Al Gore's Current TV debuts today. But will his new network transform the media?

In May 2003 the centrist Democratic Leadership Council published its yearly list of "100 New Democrats to Watch." The DLC frequently puts out these lists as a way to publicly solidify its identif

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.


Seventy-five new voting restrictions have been introduced in 30 states in 2013. North Carolina is leading the way.
Fifty-five new voting restrictions have been introduced in thirty states this year.
In hearing a challenge to Arizona’s proof of citizenship law for voter registration, the Justices will decide what powers Congress...
On the day Congress unveils a statue to Rosa Parks, the Supreme Court prepares to gut the centerpiece of the Voting Rights Act
Democrats and Obama are serious about fixing the broken US election system. Will the GOP join them? 
Republicans are supporting a change to the Electoral College that would’ve put Mitt Romney in the White House.
New voting restrictions prove why the Voting Rights Act is as relevant as it ever was.