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Matt Bai is staff writer and chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered both the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns. He also writes the “Political Times” column for the Times political blog, the Caucus. Bai often explores issues of generational change in American politics and society. His seminal cover stories in the magazine include the 2008 cover essay “Is Obama the End of Black Politics?” and a 2004 profile of John Kerry titled “Kerry’s Undeclared War.” His work has twice been honored in The Best American Political Writing.