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.

Zakaria on Trump's Syria Airstrikes

Too Many of Trump’s Liberal Critics Are Praising His Strike on Syria Too Many of Trump’s Liberal Critics Are Praising His Strike on Syria

Anyone who supports these missile strikes has to account for what comes next.

Apr 7, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Susan Rice

Susan Rice Did Her Job—and Boy Are Republicans Pissed Susan Rice Did Her Job—and Boy Are Republicans Pissed

A report that originated in the alt-right sewer leads a GOP senator to slur Rice as “the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration.”

Apr 4, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Trump, Price, Pence

The Unvarnished Cruelty of Donald Trump’s GOP The Unvarnished Cruelty of Donald Trump’s GOP

In one day, his team weakened police oversight, defunded a global family planning program, and drafted a plan gutting the most popular provision of the ACA.

Apr 4, 2017 / Joan Walsh

devin nunes

Why Does Devin Nunes Still Have a Job? Why Does Devin Nunes Still Have a Job?

As the Senate Intelligence Committee opens its first hearings into Russian interference into the U.S. election, Nunes's partisan buffoonery looks worse and worse.

Mar 30, 2017 / Joan Walsh

The Republican Party Is Catastrophically Broken

The Republican Party Is Catastrophically Broken The Republican Party Is Catastrophically Broken

The humiliating failure to repeal Obamacare reveals the GOP is not a national governing party–and Trump is a failure as president.

Mar 27, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Gorsuch Senate Confirmation

Yes, Dems Should Block Gorsuch While the FBI’s Trump Probe Goes on Yes, Dems Should Block Gorsuch While the FBI’s Trump Probe Goes on

Mitch McConnell obstructed not only Obama’s Supreme Court pick but his effort to alert voters about Russian election hacking—inextricably tying these issues together.

Mar 22, 2017 / Joan Walsh

james comey trump russia

Can Republicans Be Trusted to Oversee the FBI Investigation of Trump’s Russia Ties? Can Republicans Be Trusted to Oversee the FBI Investigation of Trump’s Russia Ties?

They once found the idea of a president under FBI investigation intolerable. But now most of the GOP is silent.

Mar 21, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Trumpcare Is a Political Disaster—for Trump

Trumpcare Is a Political Disaster—for Trump Trumpcare Is a Political Disaster—for Trump

Failure to pass a bill reveals the White House’s weakness. But passing the bill will ravage Trump’s base.

Mar 10, 2017 / Joan Walsh

The Real Goal of Trump’s Travel Ban Is to Make America White Again

The Real Goal of Trump’s Travel Ban Is to Make America White Again The Real Goal of Trump’s Travel Ban Is to Make America White Again

White House adviser Steve Bannon insists that Muslims don’t have the right “DNA” for democracy.

Mar 6, 2017 / Joan Walsh

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

This Isn’t ‘a Total Witch Hunt!’—Jeff Sessions Is in Real Trouble This Isn’t ‘a Total Witch Hunt!’—Jeff Sessions Is in Real Trouble

Recusal is the first step, but he’ll ultimately have to resign.

Mar 3, 2017 / Joan Walsh

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