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Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media's Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for the National Journal, contributes to Quartz, and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media.

Prior to joining Atlantic Media, Brownstein was the National Affairs Columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He has also served as the Times' National Political Correspondent and the author of the weekly Washington Outlook column. Brownstein is a National Journal alumnus, having served as the magazine's White House and National Politics Correspondent from 1983-1986, and then as its West Coast Correspondent through 1989. In addition, he currently serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and also served as an electoral analyst for ABC News during the 2012 election. Previously, he served as a political analyst for CNN from 1998 through 2004 and has appeared on the Sunday shows of all four broadcast networks as well as other programs on cable and broadcast. His sixth and most recent book, The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America, was published by Penguin in November 2007.

Brownstein was twice named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, receiving that recognition for his coverage of both the 1996 and 2004 presidential campaigns. In addition, he is the recipient of several journalism awards, including the Exceptional Merit in Media award from the National Women's Political Caucus, the Excellence in Media award from the National Council on Public Polls in 2005, and the Journalist of the Year award from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2005. In 2007, the American Political Science Association presented him its Carey McWilliams award for lifetime achievement, granted to honor a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.

Latest From Ronald Brownstein

Town and Country

As the gun debate shows, the priorities of urban and nonurban America are more divided than they've been since the 1920s.

Are Republicans in Three Key 2016 States Softening on Immigration?

Most Republicans in the key early 2016 states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina support allowing undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. and earn citizenship or permanent legal statu...

The Diploma Divide

Higher education increasingly does more to stratify than to dislodge privilege. Congress should examine why.

Obama’s Stalled Recovery

Though the president has revived from his second-term nadir, he shows little momentum in new Heartland Poll.

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and the Legacy Trap

Can Clinton and Bush transcend debates about their families' pasts to offer answers for the country's future?

Poll: Major Milestones Mark Beginning of Real Adulthood

Respondents said that adults could put the "starting out" stage of life behind them only after they had crossed major thresholds, not just taken the first steps toward independence.

How Younger Americans Are Redefining Success

New Heartland Monitor poll finds Americans agree it's harder to get started as an adult than in the past.

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