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Ben Adler

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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

Conservatives’ claim that “Obamacare” is the largest tax increase in history is entirely false, but that doesn’t...
This may be the rare instance where what is good for the country is good for Mitt Romney.
The GOP sees no need for positive messaging. Just make them dislike Obama.
He once lobbied for dictators and served as trade czar for George W. Bush. What is he doing on Romney's short list for running...
That CEOs make better presidents has been Romney’s mantra, but a quick look at history says otherwise.
Obama for America filed a complaint with the FEC arguing that Karl Rove’s group is a political committee, so it must disclose its...
With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 
The president’s new immigration policy leaves Mitt with an impossible task: appealing to Latinos while appeasing his base.