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.

At a Friendly DNC Debate, Candidates Stress Common Strategies and Goals

At a Friendly DNC Debate, Candidates Stress Common Strategies and Goals At a Friendly DNC Debate, Candidates Stress Common Strategies and Goals

The Democrats vying to chair the party came out swinging against Trump—but mostly left each other alone.

Jan 19, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Post-Election Survey: Democrats Can Still Reach Trump Voters

Post-Election Survey: Democrats Can Still Reach Trump Voters Post-Election Survey: Democrats Can Still Reach Trump Voters

The study by Working America, shared exclusively with The Nation, finds that many Trump voters are up for grabs—but also points to a lack of progressive infrastructure.

Jan 18, 2017 / Joan Walsh

‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President,’ Says Representative John Lewis

‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President,’ Says Representative John Lewis ‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President,’ Says Representative John Lewis

The nation’s greatest living civil-rights hero says what others won’t. Will other Democrats follow?

Jan 13, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Donald Trump

When Trump Pits Journalists Against Each Other, He’s Won When Trump Pits Journalists Against Each Other, He’s Won

In a rambling press conference, he offered lame answers on his business conflicts of interest and alleged Russian hacking.

Jan 11, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Obama Spoke to a Better America—but Does that Country Still Exist?

Obama Spoke to a Better America—but Does that Country Still Exist? Obama Spoke to a Better America—but Does that Country Still Exist?

On a day marked by Jeff Sessions’s disturbing hearing and shocking allegations about Trump, Obama took the high road.

Jan 10, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Kamala Harris Swearing In

Democrats Find a Silver Lining—and Renew Their Fighting Spirit Democrats Find a Silver Lining—and Renew Their Fighting Spirit

At a party for new Democratic congresswomen, and in the halls of advocacy groups, you can still feel the grief and PTSD. But there’s also a lot of fight.

Jan 6, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Jeff Sessions

Republicans Are Planning to Rush Through Jeff Sessions’s Confirmation Hearing Republicans Are Planning to Rush Through Jeff Sessions’s Confirmation Hearing

Despite his controversial record, Democrats will only get to call four witnesses during the course of a two-day hearing.

Jan 5, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Chuck Schumer Democrats

Congressional Resistance to Trump Begins Now Congressional Resistance to Trump Begins Now

Democrats are fighting eight cabinet nominees and splitting Trump from GOP leadership on domestic issues. They could make a lot of trouble—and they should.

Jan 3, 2017 / Joan Walsh

Alex Jones

Alex Jones Has a New Target: Electors Who Want to Know More About Russian Hacking Alex Jones Has a New Target: Electors Who Want to Know More About Russian Hacking

As 67 members of the Electoral College ask for a briefing on what the intelligence community is telling Congress, right-wingers fight back.

Dec 15, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Which Way Does the Arc of Obama’s Moral Universe Bend?

Which Way Does the Arc of Obama’s Moral Universe Bend? Which Way Does the Arc of Obama’s Moral Universe Bend?

Liberals once thought Obama would transcend race—but even his moderate views ended up provoking a whitelash.

Dec 13, 2016 / Feature / Joan Walsh

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