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Ari Berman


Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and a fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy and the intersection of money and politics.

Berman was the first national reporter to cover voter suppression during the 2012 election, earning widespread acclaim for his coverage and pushing the issue into the national spotlight. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Editor & Publisher, and The Guardian. He is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR.

His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in October 2010. He is currently writing a book titled Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.

Berman graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science.

(Bio excerpted from The Nation.)