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Nation Voices


  • Bijan Stephen

    Bijan Stephen is a music critic for The Nation. He lives in New York and his other work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Esquire, and elsewhere.  

  • Collier Meyerson

    Collier Meyerson is a Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute, where she focuses on reporting about race and politics, and an investigative fellow at Reveal. She received an Emmy for her work on the MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes and won the National Association of Black Journalists' 2016 award for commentary. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Glamour Magazine, and MSNBC among others. Co...

  • David Dayen

    David Dayen is the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize. He contributes to The Nation, The Intercept, The American Prospect, Vice, and more.

  • Patrick Lawrence

    Patrick Lawrence is a longtime columnist, essayist, critic, and lecturer. He was a correspondent abroad (writing as Patrick L. Smith) for many years, chiefly for the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald Tribune, and The New Yorker, and chiefly in Asia. His most recent books are Somebody Else's Century: East and West in a Post-Western World (Pantheon) and Time No Longer: America...

  • Joshua Holland

    Joshua Holland is a contributor to The Nation and a fellow with the Nation Institute. He's also the host of Politics and Reality Radio.

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  • David Hajdu

    David Hajdu is the music critic of The Nation. Hajdu is a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has written on the arts for numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. As an editor and magazine writer, Hajdu has been a finalist ...

  • Joan Walsh

    Joan Walsh is The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent and a CNN political contributor. She is the author of What’s the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America, which the Philadelphia Daily News called “one of the best books of 2012 – and even more relevant now.” Author Anne Lamott described it as “a brilliant and illuminating book about America since the upheavals of 6...
    National Affairs Correspondent

  • Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

    The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is co-author, with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, of The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Fear and Division and the 2015-2016 recipient of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. He is filing regular dispatches from the southern movement for racial justice for The Nation. Rev. Barber is the architect of the Forwa...

  • Sarah Leonard

    Sarah Leonard a contributing editor to The Nation. She is executive editor of The Appeal and an editor-at-large at Dissent.
    Contributing Editor

  • Dani McClain

    Dani McClain is a contributing writer for The Nation. She is a fellow at The Nation Institute and has written for Talking Points Memo, Al Jazeera America, Colorlines, EBONY.com and Guernica, among other media outlets. McClain reported on education while on staff at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has also worked as a strategist and communications staffer with organizations including ColorOfC...