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Ronald Brownstein

Ronald Brownstein

Ronald Brownstein 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.
Ronald Brownstein 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.
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Trump Isn’t Even Trying to Convince Voters on the Shutdown

The president and his party have grown accustomed to representing a minority of Americans—and ignoring majority opinion.

Management

Brett Kavanaugh Would Likely Be Reluctant to Support Federal Regulation of Big Business

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has demonstrated an unequivocal skepticism.

Oversight

A New Group Wants to Elect More Veterans—From Both Parties

The organization, With Honor, believes veterans are the key to making Congress work across partisan lines.

Management

Lawsuit Captures Warfare Over Regulatory Rollback

Opposition groups protest the administration’s rollback of regulations government-wide.

Oversight

Trump's Budget Proposal Threatens Democratic and Republican Ambitions

The military and older whites are the big winners in the president’s budget proposal, Democratic constituencies and Republican budget hawks are the big losers.

Oversight

The Formidable Checks and Balances Imposing on President Trump

His plans have been complicated by virtually every counterforce, at home and abroad, that can limit a president.

Oversight

What Hillary Clinton Could Learn From Her Husband's 1997 Budget Deal

Bill Clinton's tactics could help her advance her agenda if she wins the White House.

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Oversight

Clinton and Trump Are Shuffling the Electoral Map

Democrats are increasingly looking toward Sunbelt states rather than Rustbelt states for victory in 2016 and beyond. Not long ago that would have been unthinkable.

Oversight

Hillary Clinton's Millennial Challenge

Surveys show that most young voters view Donald Trump as racist or disrespectful. Unfortunately for the Democratic nominee, they don’t think much of her either.

Oversight

When Obama Gains, Clinton Scores

The results of the latest Heartland Monitor Poll demonstrate how much assessments of an outgoing president shape the race to succeed him.

Oversight

Culture Is Replacing Class as the Key Political Divide

On both sides of the Atlantic—in the United Kingdom and the United States—political parties are realigning and voters’ allegiances are shifting.

Oversight

Donald Trump's Coalition of Restoration

The Republican’s support comes from voters who are resistant to demographic change—but they’re a distinct minority.

Oversight

Why the Next President Will Inherit a Divided Country

This election will widen the distance between the class and racial composition of each party’s core of support.

Oversight

How Trump Rose to the Top of the GOP Race

The billionaire consistently beat out his Republican opponents in the U.S. presidential race among the voters who matter.

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Oversight

The Shape of the Republican Race

Marco Rubio’s coalition is still too shallow, and Ted Cruz’s too narrow, to challenge Donald Trump—can either build beyond that?

Oversight

Three Lanes to the Finish of the 2016 GOP Race

Trump attracts blue-collar support, and Cruz pulls in evangelicals, but can any one candidate lock down college-educated, non-evangelical voters?

Management

What Exactly Do Americans Consider 'Success?'

A new poll finds that Americans still value job stability and buying homes. They’re just less confident about the ability to achieve those goals.

Oversight

The Frustrations of Divided Government Play Out in Iowa Races

Voters don’t agree on the country’s biggest problems, never mind the solutions.

Management

The Gun-Control Rift Exposed by Obama

Voter bases at odds on guns are likely to see their parties ramp up rhetoric on the issue in 2016.

Oversight

Americans Remain Split Over Obama

Views of the president are tightly correlated with voters' assessments of their own financial prospects.