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November 24, 2010
Ari Berman, contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, came by Brave New Studios to discuss the release of his first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics.
In this Brave New Chat, Berman talks about the root cause of why GOP won the 2010 Mid-Term Elections. Berman traces the cause to the Obama administration failing to further connect with the grass roots organizers that helped get him into office. Like the Tea Party, Berman argues, Democrats need to keep in mind how to actively keep their base involved in order to secure progressive change.