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: 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.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008, Source: The Nation

The level of John McCain's ties to lobbyists has reached dizzying proportions.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2008, Source:

McCain is out of touch with women's lives. Women know that he would be a dangerous choice for them.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2008, Source:

Despite being "demoted" for pushing a free trade deal with Colombia that Hillary opposes, Penn is still plotting her campaign strategy.

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

He's been <i>defended</i> by AIPAC on his Israel views, made it clear that he's Christian, yet the media keeps swallowing right-wing lies.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2008, Source:

No one won. No one lost. And Clinton needed more than a tie to change the course of this race.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2008, Source: The Nation

Obama's surge in the polls is shaking up the candidates' constituencies.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2007, Source: The Nation

"527s" in Iowa food-fight.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2007, Source: The Nation

Giuliani is cozying up to Bush's big oil billionaires to fund his race for the Republican nomination.

Posted on: May 17, 2007, Source:

If Hillary Clinton really wanted to curtail the influence of the powerful as she says in her speeches, she might start with the advisers to her own campaign, who represent some of the weightiest interests in corporate America.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2007, Source: The Nation

Bush's military budget reveals his intent to keep the U.S. in Iraq as long as he can.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2006, Source:

The congressional reaction to Hezbollah's attack on Israel and Israel's retaliatory bombing of Lebanon provide the latest example of why AIPAC's lock on US foreign policy in the Middle East must be examined.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2005, Source: The Nation

Big Oil bigwigs were in the hot seat during Wednesday's rare Senate hearing on soaring oil industry profits -- but all we got out of them was hot air.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2005, Source:

DeLay's indictment sent a shock wave through the GOP, which is already reeling from a swath of criminal and ethics investigations.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2005, Source:

Thursday's hearings on an exit strategy for Iraq came one day after a grisly moment in Baghdad when at least a dozen attacks killed more than 160 people.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2005, Source: The Nation

Behind Capitol Hill's Democratic war hawks like Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton stands a 'strategic class' of political and media enablers.

Posted on: May 31, 2005, Source: The Nation

A House amendment calling on President Bush to develop an exit strategy on Iraq received significant support but, as usual, very little media attention.

Posted on: May 3, 2005, Source: The Nation

With Al Gore's progressive cable channel, what began as an effort to challenge the right-wing domination of the corporate media has transformed into a business proposition to lure a youth audience.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2005, Source: The Nation

Saddam Hussein and his henchmen deserve due process and a fair trial. Will justice be served by U.S. and Iraqi authorities?

Posted on: Mar 3, 2005, Source: The Nation

After dominating the party in the 1990s, the centrist Democratic Leadership Council is struggling to maintain its identity and influence.