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.

A view of pamphlets supporting Robert F. Kennedy Jr's campaign, reading

RFK Jr. Is Gold-Digging With His VP Pick RFK Jr. Is Gold-Digging With His VP Pick

Nicole Shanahan has little to recommend her as a presidential running mate besides her enormous wealth.

Mar 26, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Ronna McDaniel onstage with a microphone.

Can NBC Be Shamed Into Reversing Its Ronna McDaniel Hire? Can NBC Be Shamed Into Reversing Its Ronna McDaniel Hire?

A weekend of scorching criticism, even from network talent and executives, led to some limits on the Trump hack’s network role. But why is she there at all?

Mar 25, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Sen. Lindsey Graham at a dias in front of a nameplate.

The GOP’s Fumbling Hypocrisy on IVF The GOP’s Fumbling Hypocrisy on IVF

Don’t believe Lindsey Graham when he says Republicans are fine with IVF. They are decidedly not, but only a few will admit it.

Mar 22, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Alabama Senator Katie Britt at a hearing on January 11, 2024.

It Was a Terrible Weekend for 2 Female GOP “Stars” It Was a Terrible Weekend for 2 Female GOP “Stars”

The Katie Britt–Nancy Mace mess showed just how hard it is to be a woman of integrity in today’s GOP.

Mar 11, 2024 / Joan Walsh

A close-up shot of President Joe Biden at the podium delivering the State of the Union.

At the State of the Union, Joe Biden Brings It and Bests Another GOP Speaker At the State of the Union, Joe Biden Brings It and Bests Another GOP Speaker

In a high-energy address, Biden championed his record and defended himself against claims that he’s too old for the job. It was just the speech he needed to give.

Mar 8, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Nikki Haley holding a microphone on a rally stage.

Nikki Haley Never Stood a Chance Nikki Haley Never Stood a Chance

She—and some of the other Republican challengers—were good candidates on paper. But given the state of today’s GOP, there was nowhere to go for them but down.

Mar 6, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Former South Carolina governor and presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks at her electio-night watch party in Charleston on February 24, 2024.

Nikki Haley Just Won’t Quit Nikki Haley Just Won’t Quit

Despite losing her home state’s primary in a huge way, she’s soldiering on. So what does that mean for November?

Feb 25, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Flaco, a Eurasian eagle-owl that escaped from the Central Park Zoo, on February 15, 2023.

Finding and Losing Flaco, the Owl That Got Free Finding and Losing Flaco, the Owl That Got Free

There may never be another Flaco, but there will be other birds in the city to love. May we take better care of them.

Feb 24, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Ezra Klein

Are Democrats Over That Ezra Klein Piece Yet? Are Democrats Over That Ezra Klein Piece Yet?

A major pundit, unmoored from political reality, suggests Democrats need a brokered convention to replace Biden. Liberals freak out. Stop it!

Feb 20, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Donald Trump in a courtroom looking over his shoulder.

Trump Gets (Almost) the New York Business Death Penalty Trump Gets (Almost) the New York Business Death Penalty

The crime family is paying for its real estate sins. Eventually, we hope, Trump will pay for more than that.

Feb 16, 2024 / Joan Walsh

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