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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.  


News and Features

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.


New voting restrictions prove why the Voting Rights Act is as relevant as it ever was.
The backlash to voter suppression laws led to higher turnout among young, black and Hispanic voters.
Voting meltdowns are plaguing Election Day in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania today. 
Major reports of election day problems with voting due to Hurricane Sandy, photo ID in Pennsylvania and broken voting machines in Ohio.
Obama could win the swing state, thanks to the thousands of early voters that withstood long lines, GOP pressure and poor weather to cast...
A last-minute directive by the Ohio Secretary of State could discard thousands of provisional ballots, delay the election, and hand the...
The storm will complicate election planning in fifteen states, including crucial battlegrounds like Pennsylvania and Virginia. 
In an interview with Jay Leno, President Obama denounces voter suppression and touts early voting.