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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

The Perils of Investing Only in the 'Winners'

The U.S. is lagging behind other countries in its efforts to maximize the potential of all of its people.

Are College Degrees Inherited?

Parents' experiences and expectations around higher ed strongly influence what their children do after high school.

Perez: We're Getting 'Our Butts Kicked' on Workforce Investment

The Labor secretary says U.S. spending on public-sector training efforts is lagging.

The Health Care Reform War Without End

The battle over Obamacare is running into overtime, with risks for both parties—and the country.

A Milestone, and Miles to Go, for Obamacare

As the health care law's first enrollment period comes to an end, advocates prepare to dive back in.

Both Parties in Denial Over Resolving Urban Poverty

In the 1990s, there was a bipartisan consensus on welfare reform. That's now ancient history.

What Arizona Can Tell Us About the Fault Lines in American Politics

The state has a way of predicting the schisms to come.

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The Perils of Investing Only in the 'Winners'

The U.S. is lagging behind other countries in its efforts to maximize the potential of all of its people.

Are College Degrees Inherited?

Parents' experiences and expectations around higher ed strongly influence what their children do after high school.

The Health Care Reform War Without End

The battle over Obamacare is running into overtime, with risks for both parties—and the country.

A Milestone, and Miles to Go, for Obamacare

As the health care law's first enrollment period comes to an end, advocates prepare to dive back in.

Both Parties in Denial Over Resolving Urban Poverty

In the 1990s, there was a bipartisan consensus on welfare reform. That's now ancient history.

What Arizona Can Tell Us About the Fault Lines in American Politics

The state has a way of predicting the schisms to come.

U.S. Health Care Is the Best! And the Worst.

In health care, as in education, the United States is content to leave too many of its citizens lagging. 

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