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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.
Management

A New Age of Conflict Between Washington and the States

Kamala Harris wants to use federal oversight as a check on local anti-abortion laws—the latest example in a bipartisan pattern.

Management

California’s Record on Climate Change Is a Stark Rebuttal to Trump

Governor Jerry Brown is pushing the boundaries of what a single state can do to combat the threat, which grows more tangible with each record wildfire and hurricane.

Management

American Higher Education Hits a Dangerous Milestone

As younger generations become more racially diverse, many states are allocating fewer tax dollars to public colleges and universities.

Health & Human Services

The Health-Care Gap Between Red and Blue America

States have a surprising degree of autonomy to block President Trump’s changes to Obamacare—and liberal-leaning states are already making their move.

Management

Could Amazon's HQ2 Flip a State?

Democrats could gain politically if the company chooses a city in a battleground state for its second North American headquarters.

Management

Trump's Trade Agenda Divides the Nation's Cities

The administration has inserted a wedge between the large metropolitan areas known for top-notch services and the small and mid-sized metros focused on manufacturing.

Management

Why California Is a Trump Card for Environmentalists

Unique authority granted to the golden state allows it to have a profound impact on emissions regulations.

Management

The Mayor of Phoenix Prepares to Take On Trump

Big cities are economically ascendant, but politically isolated—and ready to fight to maintain economic growth and cultural diversity.

Management

Rahm Emanuel and the Tale of Two Cities

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

Management

Even as Sun Belt Cities Grow, Many Are Left Behind

Houston has seen both an explosion of jobs and a persistence of poverty.

Management

America's Coal-Fired Divide

Step by step, the three West Coast states are systematically unplugging from the coal economy.

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