Ron Brownstein is the senior editorial director of Atlantic Media. A two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, he is in charge of long-term editorial strategy for Atlantic Media and coordinates political coverage and activities across the publications. Prior to joining the company, Brownstein was the National Affairs Columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where he served as the National Political Correspondent and author of the weekly Washington Outlook column. He also serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and appeared as a political analyst for ABC during the 2012 election. His sixth and most recent book,The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America, was published by Penguin in November 2007.