Ari Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine and a Fellow at The Nation Institute. His new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, was published in August 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, 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 commentator on MSNBC and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (Photo by Ports Bishop)
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 nonviolent felons.
Voting rights groups allege that Ohio early voting cuts disproportionately burden black voters
Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?
The Roberts Court has made it far easier to buy an election and far harder to vote in one.
Wisconsin and Ohio are the latest GOP-controlled states to limit access to the ballot.