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  • 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...

  • Alexis Grenell

    Alexis Grenell is a columnist for The Nation. She is a political consultant who writes frequently about gender and politics. Her work has appeared in the New York Daily News, The Washington Post, Newsday, the New York Post, El Diario, and City & State.

  • Joshua Holland

    Joshua Holland is a contributor to The Nation. He’s also the host of Politics and Reality Radio.


  • 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 a national affairs correspondent for The Nation 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...
    National Affairs Correspondent

  • Sean McElwee

    Sean McElwee is a researcher and writer based in New York City, and co-Founder of Data for Progress. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMcElwee.

  • 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 2015–16 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 Forward...

  • Sarah Leonard

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