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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

In Early Polling, Walker Stands Apart

Not since George W. Bush in 2000 has a GOP presidential candidate drawn support across so many divides.

Turning Inward

Should the GOP resist not only illegal but also legal immigration?

Why Divided Government Is Here to Stay

Democrats have assembled a coalition that could help them keep the White House. But those same voters are AWOL in midterm elections.

Across the Great Divide

Can any Republican unify the party in the 2016 primaries?

The Most Valuable Voters of 2016

The election may come down to turning out minority voters and wooing seniors in the battleground states.

The Emerging Partisan Stalemate

Each party's coalition is now defined as much by weakness as strength.

The States That Will Pick the President: The Reach States

Growing shares of minority voters have not yet turned these states blue, as many in both parties had once expected.

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