Ron Brownstein

Senior Editor, The Atlantic; political analyst, CNN; author

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Ron Brownstein is editorial director for the National Journal Group, publishers of the AtlanticNational Journal and the Hotline. He is a senior policy analyst at CNN and author of The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America.

Brownstein is a former syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

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