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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.
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The Internet is reshaping government and citizens

June 8, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow More information, more options, and more control over their personal choices as consumers. Most Americans believe that the rise of the Internet and the spread of social media has delivered all of those tangible benefits, according to a new Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll exploring public attitudes toward the cascading...

Public favors gays in military, not weddings

May 22, 2012 Exactly half of Americans support the House-passed legislation to bar same-sex weddings on military facilities, but only a small minority would back further federal action to restrict gay rights, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll. By 50 percent to 40 percent, those surveyed endorsed the prohibition...

GOP's managerial wing picks its man -- Romney

January 18, 2012 David Goldman/AP COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In the crowd milling outside the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's annual "Business Speaks" conference at a downtown hotel here on Tuesday, there were not many effusive declarations of support for Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney. But from the perspective of the candidates chasing Romney...

Bill Clinton urges Obama not to 'blink' in debt deal talks

July 5, 2011 ASPEN, Colo.-Former President Clinton on Saturday night urged President Obama not to "blink" at Republican demands to exclude revenue increases from any agreement to extend the government's debt ceiling. If Republicans maintain their opposition to revenue increases, Clinton said, Obama should pursue a short-term deal to extend the debt ceiling...

Ryan 'relatively optimistic' about debt-ceiling agreement before August

May 4, 2011 Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, said on Wednesday he was "relatively optimistic" Congress and President Obama would reach agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling before the August deadline for default. But, he added, any deal will likely turn more on establishing a process to...

One for the Books

January 4, 2011 Last month's final flurry of legislative successes for President Obama and the Democratic Congress underscores the difficulty of rendering a single verdict on their tumultuous two years in power. In November, Democrats forfeited control of the House after suffering the largest midterm losses for either party since 1938. They absorbed...

Disenchanted Dems

September 14, 2010 Two distinct storms are converging on Democrats, although the difference may matter more to President Obama in 2012 than to party legislators bracing for a deluge now. One of the storms is powered mostly by ideology; the other mostly by performance. Obama's agenda has ignited a fierce ideological backlash that...

Collapse In Confidence

August 17, 2010 The electoral wave threatening congressional Democrats this fall looks at least as big as the breakers that flattened congressional Republicans in 2006 and 2008. But the odds are high that this won't be the last storm surge from an angry sea of American discontent. Democrats are facing a midterm drenching...

Mixed Messages

September 1, 2009 Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele's pledge to "protect Medicare" might have been more convincing had it not come five months after nearly four-fifths of House Republicans voted to literally end the program as we know it for all Americans younger than 55. They cast that vote on April 2...

Thunder on the Right

August 25, 2009 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Six hours before President Obama was due to arrive here on Saturday, Aug. 15, hundreds of people were already gathered in a grassy downtown park under a cloudless canopy of brilliant blue sky. Their sentiments weren't nearly as serene as the setting. The mood at the...