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Ben Adler

Ben Adler

Ben Adler reports on Republican and conservative politics and media for The Nation as a Contributing Writer. He previously covered national politics and policy as national editor of Newsweek.com at Newsweek, a staff writer at Politico, a reporter-researcher at The New Republic,and editor of CampusProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.

Ben also writes regularly about architecture, urban issues and domestic social policy.  Ben was the first urban leaders fellow, and later the first federal policy correspondent, at Next American City. He has been an online columnist, blogger and regular contributor for The American Prospect. He currently writes regularly for The Economist's Democracy in America blog, and MSNBC.com's Lean Forward. 

His writing has also appeared in Architect, Architectural Record,The Atlantic,Columbia Journalism ReviewThe Daily Beast, DemocracyGood, GristThe GuardianIn These TimesNew YorkThe ProgressiveReutersSalon, The Washington Examiner and The Washington Monthly and has been reprinted in several books.

Ben grew up in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Wesleyan University. You can follow him on Twitter.

Articles

News and Features

Right-wingers turn to talk radio to stoke their anger. What will they make of the kinder, softer voice of staunch conservatism?

The titans of finance have lined up behind Mitt Romney against his GOP rivals and President Obama. But what exactly would a Romney presidency offer them?

The Complete Streets movement is helping city residents reimagine their roads.

Mass transit fares are going up and services are being cut. Meanwhile, federal stimulus money favors new projects over maintaining existing systems.

The greenest way to lift the country out of a deepening recession is to put people to work building mass transit.

I could hardly believe it when I heard Jane Jacobs was still alive and
that she had written a new book, Dark Age Ahead, at the age of 88.

One of the nation's most important environmental organizations is in the fight of its life.

Blogs

Nominally independent conservative outside groups and media outlets are producing content that is indistinguishable from a Romney campaign...
Even Republicans think Romney should release his taxes. He is making a political problem worse by dragging out the process. 
The reaction on the right to the possibility of Condoleeza Rice as Romney’s running mate sent Mitt a clear message.  
Mitt takes one from the Bush playbook, pretending to care about poor urban children, while promising to cut programs they depend on, like...
Conservative Super PACs plan to bury Obama under an avalanche of misleading attack ads. 
Rush says, “When women got the right to vote is when it all went downhill.” No wonder he supports voter ID laws.
Why has Mitt opened foreign bank accounts, and why is he still being paid by Bain Capital?
If President Obama raised taxes through healthcare reform, so did Mitt Romney.