Stories by Ari Melber

Ari Melber is a correspondent for The Nation magazine and a columnist for Politico. He can be reached via arimelber.com. subscribe to Ari Melber's feed

Posted on: Jul 28, 2011, Source: The Nation

The idea that both sides in any given political fight are equal and deserve equal consideration is skewing the mainstream media's coverage of the debt ceiling fight.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2010, Source: The Nation

Obama's choice to allow a one-party bloc of Senators to unilaterally scuttle nominees without a vote rewards partisan obstruction with political leverage.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

Even George W. Bush, who so pushed the boundaries of executive power, never proposed a statutory scheme to hold people indefinitely.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2009, Source: TheNation.com

The votes are in, and the top-ranked question -- out of 70,000 submitted to Obama's site -- asks for an investigation of torture and spying.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2008, Source: TheNation.com

Prominent writers for DailyKos, the country's top liberal blog, are launching a new site to scrutinize and pressure the Democratic Congress.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2008, Source: TheNation.com

This Internet-driven, hyperactive presidential race is forcing accountability on two of the oldest tricks in politics: dog whistles and secret smears.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2008, Source: TheNation.com

If Obama is lucky, he will continue to benefit from these energized, sophisticated activists who support his candidacy while they press his hand.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: TheNation.com

Big Think seeks to smarten up the Internet by getting up close and intellectual with the most creative thinkers alive.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2008, Source: The Nation

As the country focuses on the primaries, the Senate is poised for a FISA vote

Posted on: Jan 15, 2008, Source: The Nation

Facebook's growing dominance reflects a society that is increasingly complacent with spying.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2007, Source: The Nation

The consensus is that the former President did his wife no favors.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A recent article exploring proposals to restore rights and liberties undermined during the Bush era has sparked several debates among readers. AlterNet invited author Ari Melber to respond.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Repealing the Patriot Act, ending warrantless wiretapping, restoring <i>habeas corpus</i> -- have Democratic leaders figured out that these are winning issues in the aftermath of Bush's power grab?

Posted on: Jul 17, 2007, Source: The Nation

MoveOn.org's issue-driven primary may not end up naming a winner, but it's shaping up to be more substantive, thoughtful and participatory than the actual presidential primary.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Feingold's resolution is a clear call for accountability; something the Democrats are willing to do only superficially.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

By striving to prove his conservative Bush credentials to win the Republican base, McCain risks alienating the very Americans he needs to win a general election.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2005, Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Democrats should use Howard Dean's popularity to rally support for the Democratic agenda and Dean should work with them to draft a bold and appealing new platform.