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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 Clinton Conundrum

Bill Clinton had one winning strategy; Barack Obama had another. Can Hillary Clinton meld them effectively?  

Hispanics Voice Overwhelming Support for Obama's Actions on Immigration

A poll finds that a majority of all Americans, and 78 percent of Hispanics, approve of his executive order.

Rahm Emanuel and the Tale of Two Cities

Growing urban inequality has made mayors' jobs harder across the country.

Preaching to The Choir: How Church Attendance Divides the Parties

Americans who attend religious services regularly are also more likely to oppose gay marriage.

Pence's Problems a Preview of GOP's Biggest 2016 Hurdle

Republicans used to trumpet social issues to their advantage in White House races. Now, they'd prefer to change the subject.

Support for the Affordable Care Act Breaks Down Along Racial Lines

Race remains an impenetrable dividing line in attitudes about the Affordable Care Act five years after President Obama signed it into law.

The Health Care Disconnect

We remain trapped in an ideological debate on the ACA, detached from the law's actual impact.

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