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.

Presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio

Heading Into New Hampshire, Republicans Are a Hot Mess Heading Into New Hampshire, Republicans Are a Hot Mess

Donald Trump gets uglier, and establishment savior Marco Rubio melts down.

Feb 9, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

What Clinton and Sanders Got Wrong at Thursday’s Debate What Clinton and Sanders Got Wrong at Thursday’s Debate

Her Wall Street answers remain politically tone-deaf, while his foreign-policy approach is still alarmingly vague.

Feb 5, 2016 / Joan Walsh

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks after winning at his Iowa caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, February 1, 2016.

Why Ted Cruz Won—and Donald Trump Lost Why Ted Cruz Won—and Donald Trump Lost

Trump meets his Waterloo, as Marco Rubio makes third place look like first.

Feb 2, 2016 / Editorial / Joan Walsh

Is Donald Trump Even Trying in Iowa?

Is Donald Trump Even Trying in Iowa? Is Donald Trump Even Trying in Iowa?

If this morning’s low-energy, low-turnout event is any indication, Trump could be in real trouble tonight.

Feb 1, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Surveying the GOP Rubble in the Wake of the Trumpocalypse

Surveying the GOP Rubble in the Wake of the Trumpocalypse Surveying the GOP Rubble in the Wake of the Trumpocalypse

Trump’s GOP rivals did nothing Thursday night to block his path to the nomination.

Jan 29, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

Why I’m Supporting Hillary Clinton, With Joy and Without Apologies Why I’m Supporting Hillary Clinton, With Joy and Without Apologies

I’ve come to feel passion for Clinton herself, and for the movement that supports her.

Jan 27, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Were the Media Unfair to Hillary Clinton in 2008? Were the Media Unfair to Hillary Clinton in 2008?

Guess who’s making that claim now.

Jan 25, 2016 / Joan Walsh

How to Understand Donald Trump’s Sexist New Low

How to Understand Donald Trump’s Sexist New Low How to Understand Donald Trump’s Sexist New Low

Calling Clinton an “enabler” of her husband’s misbehavior, Trump brings more hate from the right-wing fever swamp into the mainstream.

Jan 5, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Presidential candidate Donald Trump at CPAC.

Schlonged? Donald Trump’s Pathetic Frat-Boy Politics Schlonged? Donald Trump’s Pathetic Frat-Boy Politics

Describing the way Obama defeated Clinton, Trump displays the psycho-sexual paranoia of the right.

Dec 22, 2015 / Joan Walsh

Barack Obama

Obama Tells the Truth About Race, and the Right Explodes Obama Tells the Truth About Race, and the Right Explodes

And people wonder why he doesn’t talk more about race relations.

Dec 21, 2015 / Joan Walsh

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