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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

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

As the Republican Party becomes whiter and more Southern, obstructionist tactics are inevitable.

As an investigative journalism student, I helped uncover proof that should have cleared Anthony McKinney’s name. Instead, he died in prison.

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges.

An inspiring grassroots movement is fighting back against the GOP’s outrageous budget cuts and attacks on democracy.

Activists are already moving ‘from outrage to action’ in fighting the Supreme Court’s awful VRA decision.

Nearly five decades after Bloody Sunday in Selma, he’s in the fight of his life, as the Supreme Court threatens to overturn his signature achievement.

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

Blogs

The court battle to block North Carolina’s harsh new voting law has important national significance.
The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 
One year after the Supreme Court gutted the VRA, few Republicans have signed on to a legislative solution.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision gutting the VRA, we’re seeing the greatest attack on voting rights since Reconstruction.
Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA
The Tea Party darling has now criticized the GOP on voter ID and cutting early voting, and is pushing to restore voting rights to...
Voting rights groups allege that Ohio early voting cuts disproportionately burden black voters 
The same day Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA, a judge finds Wisconsin’s voter ID law discriminates against black and Hispanic...