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.

Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz

Can Anyone Drive Women Voters to Clinton Better Than Trump? Try Cruz–Fiorina Can Anyone Drive Women Voters to Clinton Better Than Trump? Try Cruz–Fiorina

With stunning political incompetence, the right-wing senator introduced his unpopular female running mate, and made her look like his nanny.

Apr 28, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Why Donna Edwards Lost—and Why It Matters for the Future of the Democratic Party

Why Donna Edwards Lost—and Why It Matters for the Future of the Democratic Party Why Donna Edwards Lost—and Why It Matters for the Future of the Democratic Party

Black women are the bedrock of the party, and yet Edwards’s loss is a sign that they still don’t have a place at the table.

Apr 27, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Hillary Clinton on Verizon picket line

This Is How Clinton Won New York This Is How Clinton Won New York

Tuesday may have marked the beginning of the end of the race for the Democratic nomination.

Apr 20, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Hillary Clinton NYC campaign visit

Surprise: New York Democrats Like the Democratic Party! Surprise: New York Democrats Like the Democratic Party!

And the Sanders campaign is making enemies with its attacks.

Apr 18, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Need Better Answers on the 1994 Crime Bill Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Need Better Answers on the 1994 Crime Bill

At last night’s debate, Clinton offered a grudging apology for “unintended” outcomes. Sanders wasn’t pressed on his vote for it—and he should be.

Apr 15, 2016 / Joan Walsh

The 2008 Democratic Primary Was Far Nastier Than 2016’s

The 2008 Democratic Primary Was Far Nastier Than 2016’s The 2008 Democratic Primary Was Far Nastier Than 2016’s

Clinton had not surrendered at this point eight years ago—and the party still came together at the convention.

Apr 11, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Jeff Weaver

Bernie Sanders Should Keep Running—but Not Like This Bernie Sanders Should Keep Running—but Not Like This

The Sanders campaign is where Clinton was in 2008. If it wants to do better, it should learn from her lessons.

Apr 7, 2016 / Joan Walsh

We’ve Had 1 Black Woman Senator in 227 Years. Donna Edwards Is Running to Change That.

We’ve Had 1 Black Woman Senator in 227 Years. Donna Edwards Is Running to Change That. We’ve Had 1 Black Woman Senator in 227 Years. Donna Edwards Is Running to Change That.

The progressive congresswoman’s personal story and reputation as a fighter has her surging in Maryland.

Apr 5, 2016 / Feature / Joan Walsh

Trump Wearing Make America Great Again Hat

Fear and Hate Drove Arizona’s Republican Primary Fear and Hate Drove Arizona’s Republican Primary

Sheriff Joe Arpaio rallied the GOP and repelled Democrats as a polarized Phoenix electorate helped choose the next president.

Mar 23, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Supporters of Bernie Sanders

What’s Wrong With Bernie Sanders’s Strategy What’s Wrong With Bernie Sanders’s Strategy

Building a Democratic coalition out of white, working-class voters won’t succeed. Just ask Hillary Clinton circa 2008.

Mar 21, 2016 / Joan Walsh

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