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), Corporate Bullsh*t: Exposing the Lies and Half-Truths That Protect Profit, Power and Wealth In America, will be published October 31 by the New Press.

Donald Trump waving while getting into a car.

Arraigned in Miami, Trump Is in Real Trouble Arraigned in Miami, Trump Is in Real Trouble

If convicted on any of these charges, Trump will almost certainly go to prison, perhaps for the rest of his life.

Jun 13, 2023 / Joan Walsh

A close-up shot of Cornel West’s profile.

Cornel West Should Not Be Running for President Cornel West Should Not Be Running for President

He doesn’t see a third party playing a spoiler role to Democrats as bad—and that’s inevitable.

Jun 8, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Chris Christie speaking in front of a large American flag.

Chris Christie Tries to Go Big. It Doesn’t Work. Chris Christie Tries to Go Big. It Doesn’t Work.

Polling at less than 1 percent, Christie is welcomed to the 2024 race by those who think he’ll knock Trump out. He failed at that before, and again Tuesday.

Jun 7, 2023 / Joan Walsh

The character Shiv Roy sitting at a conference table with a resigned and frustrated look on her face.

Soul-Crushing Misogyny Made “Succession” the Perfect Show for Our Time Soul-Crushing Misogyny Made “Succession” the Perfect Show for Our Time

It was clear from the start: Siobhan Roy could never win. But toxic masculinity made the men losers too.

May 30, 2023 / Editorial / Joan Walsh

A smart phone displaying a screen reading

Failure to Launch: The DeSantis Debacle Failure to Launch: The DeSantis Debacle

The jokes write themselves after Ron DeSantis’s campaign opener, on Twitter with cartoon villain Elon Musk, flames out as badly as some SpaceX rockets.

May 25, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Casey DeSantis, in the foreground, speaks holding a microphone while Ron DeSantis looks on. They are in front of a large banner reading

The Case Against Casey DeSantis. Really? The Case Against Casey DeSantis. Really?

The Florida governor is monster enough on his own. Now we’re supposed to blame it on his wife?

May 19, 2023 / Joan Walsh

President Donald Trump at a lectern in front of a large poster depicting the logo and name of the Susan B. Anthony List.

Pay No Attention to the GOP “Debate” on Abortion Pay No Attention to the GOP “Debate” on Abortion

A leading anti-abortion group criticized Trump for not supporting a nationwide abortion ban. Then backed down. They know they’ll get their way, anyway.

May 16, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Trump supporters rally to welcome him at Manchester airport in Manchester, N.H., on May 10, ahead of his CNN town hall.

CNN Showcases Trump. He Brutalizes One of Its Stars—and the Truth. CNN Showcases Trump. He Brutalizes One of Its Stars—and the Truth.

Despite her best efforts, moderator Kaitlan Collins could not “fact-check a lie machine,” in one CNN star’s words. It was a predictable shit show.

May 10, 2023 / Joan Walsh

E. Jean Carroll, smiling, holds hands with her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, at her side, as they leave a court house.

E. Jean Carroll’s Big Win for Women E. Jean Carroll’s Big Win for Women

It turns out Trump couldn’t sexually abuse someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it.

May 10, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Crosses with hearts on them and names and messages written on them in a row, memorializing the victims of the mass shooting in Allen, Texas.

White Supremacists Don’t Have to Be White White Supremacists Don’t Have to Be White

That the alleged Allen, Tex., shooter is a white supremacist named “Garcia” confused a lot of right-wingers. It shouldn’t have.

May 9, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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