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.
Repealing Obamacare would make it impossible for many people with disabilities to join the workforce.
The GOP candidate airbrushed his record on gay rights to win an endorsement from the only Republican LGBT organization.
An article by Lawrence Kudlow in NR suggests the president is trying to “buy the election” because welfare expenditures have increased.
The president missed a chance to highlight his support for workplace equality for women, in contrast to Republican opposition.
The Romney campaign faked a photo op of Ryan cleaning up at a soup kitchen.
In swing states such as Colorado, the presidential race is coming down to who can turn out their voters, rather than persuading independents.