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
  • Obama: Triangulation 2.0?
  • In the third year of his presidency, will Obama follow Clinton's "triangulation" example or adopt the liberal version of Reagan's strategy? 

  • Dean 3.0
  • The Tea Party are following in the strategic footsteps of Howard Dean and the lessons from the Dean era are quite applicable to the Tea Party today.

  • Just Say Now
  • Californians are set to vote on the legalization of cannabis and there's a good chance of it passing.

  • The Dirt on Clean Coal
  • Despite PR claims of a new commitment to sustainability, the biggest coal companies have spent only a fraction of their profits to reduce carbon emissions.

  • McCain's Kremlin Ties
  • McCain's tough talk on Russia belies his close ties with Russian oligarchs, including the role played by advisor Rick Davis in advancing Putin’s ambitions in Montenegro.

  • John McCain’s Voodoo Reformism
  • McCain’s close ties with lobbyists and corporate interests give the lie to his image as a maverick campaign finance reformer.

  • Smearing Obama
  • Obama has made his Christian faith clear and he’s been defended by AIPAC on Israel. But the media keeps repeating the right-wing smears against him.

  • Rudy's Dirty Money
  • Ari Berman uncovers Rudy Giuliani’s million-dollar contract with one of Washington’s most powerful — and sinister — toxic energy lobbying firms.

  • Hillary, Inc.
  • Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vows to defend Americans against the privileged and powerful, but her ties to big business compromise her populist promises.

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