Ari Berman
  • Programs: The Investigative Fund, Fellows

    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. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Editor & Publisher, and the Guardian, and 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 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His new book about the history of voting rights since 1965, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, will be published in August 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

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Featured Work
  • 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.

  • How to Protect the Vote
  • Democrats face significant obstacles in the fight to strengthen voting rights.

  • The War on Voting
  • Voters in fifteen states — many with tight races — will face new restrictions at polling stations for the first time in November.

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