Joan Walsh

National Affairs Correspondent

@joanwalsh

Joan Walsh, a national affairs correspondent for The Nation, is a coproducer of The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show and the author of What’s the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America. Her new book (with Nick Hanauer and Donald Cohen) is Corporate Bullsh*t: Exposing the Lies and Half-Truths That Protect Profit, Power and Wealth In America.

Harry Belafonte, seated in an armchair, with Joan Walsh and Yoruba Richen standing behind him. All three are smiling.

The Gifts Harry Belafonte Gave Me The Gifts Harry Belafonte Gave Me

The singer, actor, and activist gave generously of his time and wisdom—not just to me but to the world.

Apr 26, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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Don’t Let the Door Hit You in the Ass, Tucker Carlson! Don’t Let the Door Hit You in the Ass, Tucker Carlson!

The racist misogynist Fox host lost his show. It’s a great day for democracy—and women.

Apr 24, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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Do Republicans Love Trump More Than They Hate Abortion? We’re Going to Find Out. Do Republicans Love Trump More Than They Hate Abortion? We’re Going to Find Out.

A powerful anti-choice group says Trump’s apparent opposition to a federal abortion ban is a “morally indefensible position for a self-proclaimed pro-life presidential candidate.” ...

Apr 21, 2023 / Joan Walsh

John Poulos, chief executive officer of Dominion Voting Systems, speaks during a news conference

Thanks to Dominion’s Lawsuit, We Got the Truth About Fox. The Rest Is Up to Us. Thanks to Dominion’s Lawsuit, We Got the Truth About Fox. The Rest Is Up to Us.

Now we know that Fox deliberately lied about its role in vote-switching for Biden. Future lawsuits start there. So do we.

Apr 20, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at a podium, seen from below, with his image on a large TV screen above him.

Ron DeSantis Might Have Already Blown His Shot at 2024 Ron DeSantis Might Have Already Blown His Shot at 2024

A top donor backs off over the governor’s six-week abortion law and book banning. A threat to build a state prison adjacent to Disney World seems unhinged. “Pudding fingers” is mak...

Apr 19, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Students protesting gun violence make their way through the state capitol in Nashville on April 3, 2023

Is a New Civil Rights Movement Taking Hold in Nashville? Is a New Civil Rights Movement Taking Hold in Nashville?

We see the work of John Lewis and Diane Nash in the multiracial movement behind Justin Jones and Justin Pearson. Simplistic comparisons are dangerous. Hope is not.

Apr 11, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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The GOP May Be Losing on Abortion, but It’s Winning Extremist Abortion Bans Anyway The GOP May Be Losing on Abortion, but It’s Winning Extremist Abortion Bans Anyway

Since Dobbs, abortion has proven to be a major motivating factor in elections—but the Republican Party keeps finding crueler ways to take abortion rights away.

Apr 10, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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There Was No Trump Violence This Week. But What’s Coming? There Was No Trump Violence This Week. But What’s Coming?

Jeff Sharlet’s incomparable new book The Undertow explains why the worst is probably yet to come.

Apr 6, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Donald Trump waves to the crowd outside the New York criminal courthouse.

Trump Stole an Election. 34 Felonies Are Just the Start. Trump Stole an Election. 34 Felonies Are Just the Start.

The charges against Trump matter, but the prosecutor was clear that he committed his crimes to beat Hillary Clinton. Maybe that’s why, at Mar-a-Lago, his self-righteousness seemed ...

Apr 5, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Mike Pence speaking into a microphone in front of a sign reading

Mike Pence Is Running Against Mike Pence Mike Pence Is Running Against Mike Pence

As he resists testifying about January 6, the guy who wants to be president shows his utter spinelessness.

Mar 30, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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