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 Review, The Daily Beast, Democracy, Good, Grist, The Guardian, In These Times, New York, The Progressive, Reuters, Salon, 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.
If government can only kill jobs, then why are Rick Perry and Mitt Romney arguing about who created more jobs as governor?
The candidate comes forward with a detailed economic plan that would hinder recovery and lower revenue.
The first Republican candidate's jobs plan is just a collection of right wing talking points.
Mitt Romney has adopted a series of hard-core right-wing positions, but he's still the candidate of the GOP elite because they know better than to believe him.
Some Republican presidential candidates are pretending Qaddafi's ouster isn't happening. Others are pretending Obama had nothing to do with it. And then there's Mitt Romney.
Conservative media outlets don’t know how to fit Qaddafi’s ouster into their false narrative of Obama’s being weak on defense.
Some conservatives have disapprovingly noted Rick Perry’s penchant for sharing government funds with campaign contributors.