Ben Terris

Feature writerWashington, D.C.


The famous surgeon and bestselling author takes his book tour through Iowa, toying with a White House bid.

  • Aug 28, 2014

Even disastrously off-base results (for example, a predicted Eric Cantor win) don’t land pollsters out of a job.

  • Aug 20, 2014

It looks as if people will finally be able to stop speculating about Meet the Press. According to reports, David Gregory is out after almost six years as host.

  • Aug 14, 2014

He’s in a supporting role for Alison Lundergan Grimes, who aims to unseat GOP Sen. McConnell.

  • Aug 6, 2014

The organization that produces the Congressional Record wants to face the digital future as a publisher.

  • Jul 27, 2014

When there’s not much action on Capitol Hill, people take their grievances elsewhere.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Like-minded freedom lovers gather in New Hampshire for a few days of (almost) rule-free utopia.

  • Jul 2, 2014

President Jenny Beth Martin seeks to help Chris McDaniel beat Thad Cochran in Mississippi primary runoff.

  • Jun 22, 2014

Ashland Mayor Faye O. Prichard on Eric Cantor, the media and trains

  • Jun 12, 2014

Republican primary winner Dave Brat and Democrat Jack Trammell both teach at Randolph-Macon in Ashland.

  • Jun 11, 2014
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Ben Terris is a writer in the Washington Post's Style section with a focus on national politics.

Ben previously worked at National Journal, where he wrote political features primarily focused on Congress. His time at National Journal also included a hunting trip with one of the most conservative members of Congress, a hamburger cook-off with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and a trip to Clarksdale, Mississippi to write about the murder of a mayoral candidate.

A 2008 graduate of Brandeis University, Ben spent the first 13 weeks of his career driving 15,000 miles around the country in a beat-up Toyota Camry talking with young people about politics and writing up what he learned from them for the Huffington Post. He subsequently took a job as a hyperlocal reporter for the Boston Globe and then went to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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