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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.

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The Problems of Success

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The Appeal of 'Trump-ism'

The response to the bombastic businessman has demonstrated the depth of alienation among much of the GOP base.

How Clinton and Bush Agree and Diverge on Workplace Discrimination

As Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush took voters' questions on opposite coasts on Thursday, they sharpened a key difference between them in the next front of the gay-rights debate.

Who Shares the Risk?

The sharing economy is building its 21st-century technological breakthroughs atop a 19th-century social model.

How Trump May Ultimately Help Bush

Though he attacks the former governor, Trump is actually dividing the voters whom Bush's rivals need.

A Break in the Clouds

Why the prospects for action to combat climate change may finally be improving.

'Brown and Gray' Dynamics

New Census data reveal divergent age profiles for a youthful population of color and an aging white population.

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