Stories by Ari Berman

Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation, covering national politics and the 2008 election, and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. subscribe to Ari Berman's feed

Posted on: Apr 18, 2016, Source: The Nation

New York is the fourth bluest state in the country but has some of the worst voting laws.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2016, Source: Democracy Now!

As 12 states head to the polls on Super Tuesday, voting rights could become a pivotal issue in the 2016 race.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2015, Source: The Nation

The laws are different, but racism persists.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2013, Source: The Nation

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2013, Source: The Nation

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2012, Source: The Nation

How voter ID laws inspired progressive voters to fight stronger and turn out in higher numbers.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2012, Source:

In 2011, 196 individual donors provided nearly 80 percent of the money raised by super PACs.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2012, Source: The Nation

Republicans—to protect and expand their gains from 2010— are diluting the minority vote in swing districts held by white Democrats.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011, Source: The Nation

Who's in the bipartisan group of Washington elites that focused for so long on deficits while the economy stagnated?

Posted on: Jun 3, 2011, Source: The Nation

The big banks will do just about anything to maintain their power and defeat any oversight, and they've declared Elizabeth Warren Enemy Number One.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2011, Source: The Nation

A mixture of Republican stubbornness and Democratic timidity has brought us to this point.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2011, Source: The Nation

He's been called "the most powerful person in Washington that you haven't heard of."

Posted on: Jan 6, 2011, Source: The Nation

Obama ushers a telecom lobbyist, chief architect of NAFTA and current Midwest chairman of JP Morgan Chase into the #2 job in the White House.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010, Source: The Nation

Nearly everybody agrees that the Senate is broken. The reason? Abuse of the filibuster, mostly by Republicans. Three Democratic senators are trying to fix that.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2010, Source: The Nation

If this is how Obama plans to govern in the future, we’re in for a rough next two years.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2009, Source:

Sens. Max Baucus and Charles Grassley have tried to shed Obama's health agenda in the name of bipartisanship.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2009, Source: The Nation

The Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday that the state cannot bar gay couples from seeking to marry.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008, Source: The Nation

All they've got left is their perennial outrage.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2008, Source: The Nation

He may talk tough about Russia, but John McCain's advisers have advanced Putin's imperial ambitions and made good money on the side.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2008, Source: The Nation

The McCain campaign is attacking Barack Obama for his minor ties in Chicago to former '60s radical Bill Ayers -- here's the real story.