Ari Berman
  • Programs: The Investigative Fund, Fellows

    Ari Berman is a senior reporter for Mother Jones and a fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, voting rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and The Nation, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC, C-Span, and NPR. He won a 2017 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media. He is the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015) about the history of voting rights since 1965 and Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010).

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Featured Work
  • Trump's 20/20 Census Pick
  • The man on track to head the census, which will determine redistricting and voting rights enforcement, has defended racial gerrymandering and voter suppression laws.

  • To Honor Selma, Protect Voting Rights
  • This weekend marked the fifteenth year that John Lewis has led a bipartisan congressional delegation on a civil-rights pilgrimage to Alabama.

  • North Carolina Is Our Selma
  • It was the largest civil rights rally in the South since the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.

Featured Video
  • Ari Berman discusses his reporting on voting rights on NOW with Alex Wagner, October 25, 2013.
  • Ari Berman discusses voting rights and the March on Washington on NOW with Alex Wagner, August 27, 2013
  • Ari Berman discusses racial discrimination in the federal education policy on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, January 27, 2013
  • Ari Berman interviewed on Democracy Now! on Texas' voter ID law, July 9, 2012
  • Ari Berman interviewed on Democracy Now! about the GOP's war on voting, which targets swing states with new voter ID and registration laws, March 13, 2012
  • Ari Berman on the Dylan Ratigan Show, July 12, 2011: The Public Cares About Jobs, Not the Debt Ceiling
  • Ari Berman talks to John Dickerson on CBS News about his book, Herding Donkeys, October 15, 2010
  • "Bernie for President?" The Dylan Ratigan Show, MSNBC, December 20, 2010
Featured Audio
  • Ari Berman and Dean Howard on NPR's Talk of the Nation, December 13, 2010
  • Fellows Katha Pollitt and Ari Berman Talk at The Majority Report with Sam Seder