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.

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The Architect of the Adult Survivors Act Talks About Bringing Justice and What’s Next The Architect of the Adult Survivors Act Talks About Bringing Justice and What’s Next

The Adult Survivors Act opened a one-year window for people who suffered sexual abuse to bring civil suits against their abusers—and nearly 3,000 people did so.

Nov 30, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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“Americans for Prosperity” and Nikki Haley Should Blame Themselves for Donald Trump “Americans for Prosperity” and Nikki Haley Should Blame Themselves for Donald Trump

AFP Action’s Haley endorsement is too little, too late. We’re likely in for a 2016 rerun, with vain politicians again splintering the anti-Trump vote and handing him the GOP nomina...

Nov 28, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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If Only AR-15 Murder-Scene Photos Would Bring About an Assault Weapons Ban If Only AR-15 Murder-Scene Photos Would Bring About an Assault Weapons Ban

Washington Post leaders thought they were doing right by showing the carnage those weapons of war create. But we already knew that.

Nov 17, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Unmarried to the Mob

Unmarried to the Mob Unmarried to the Mob

After the ex-wife of a Trump Organization insider talked to prosecutors, she lost her children and her home. But she’s still fighting.

Nov 13, 2023 / Feature / Joan Walsh

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Joe Manchin, Jeff Weaver, and Jill Stein Walk Into a Bar… Joe Manchin, Jeff Weaver, and Jill Stein Walk Into a Bar…

Actually, it's no joke. All three just showed they're opportunists more interested in themselves than the country’s perilous future.

Nov 10, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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Election Night’s Biggest Loser: Glenn Youngkin Election Night’s Biggest Loser: Glenn Youngkin

The Virginia governor put himself on the ballot, trying to curb abortion rights, gun safety, and educational freedom. He lost badly.

Nov 8, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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Tuesday’s Election Will Determine if Virginia Becomes the Next Florida Tuesday’s Election Will Determine if Virginia Becomes the Next Florida

If the GOP governor’s $30 million can flip the state legislature, he’ll curtail laws protecting abortion, gun safety, and education freedom.

Nov 3, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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Guess What, Glenn Youngkin? The GOP Makes Gun Crime Worse. Guess What, Glenn Youngkin? The GOP Makes Gun Crime Worse.

New research shows that the gun death rate is highest in states controlled by Republicans. Virginia’s GOP governor wants voters to give him control anyway.

Nov 1, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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Corporate Bullsh*t, and How to Fight It Corporate Bullsh*t, and How to Fight It

Here’s your handbook to stop corporate lies in their tracks and change the country.

Oct 31, 2023 / Joan Walsh, Nick Hanauer, and Donald Cohen

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Playing a Moderate, Antonin Scalia’s Daughter Wants a Virginia School Board Seat Playing a Moderate, Antonin Scalia’s Daughter Wants a Virginia School Board Seat

But her progressive opponent is making sure voters know the truth.

Oct 24, 2023 / Joan Walsh

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