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.

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

It Is Still Donald Trump’s Party

It Is Still Donald Trump’s Party It Is Still Donald Trump’s Party

Rubio quits. Kasich wins Ohio. Cruz holds on. But it is still Donald’s night.

Mar 15, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Trump protesters

Trump Rallies Have Become Violent Mobs—and Republicans Think That’s OK Trump Rallies Have Become Violent Mobs—and Republicans Think That’s OK

Not one GOP candidate condemned the violence. Now a pro-Trump “news” site explains away an attack on its own reporter. Will anyone grow a spine?

Mar 11, 2016 / Joan Walsh

In Flint Debate, the Clinton-Sanders Clash Gets Rougher

In Flint Debate, the Clinton-Sanders Clash Gets Rougher In Flint Debate, the Clinton-Sanders Clash Gets Rougher

The contrasts between the two candidates—and their GOP rivals—have rarely been so publicly stark.

Mar 7, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney Should Be Apologizing for Donald Trump Mitt Romney Should Be Apologizing for Donald Trump

In 2012, Trump was to Romney what David Duke is now for Trump—a conduit to Obama-hating white voters.

Mar 3, 2016 / Joan Walsh

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