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.

How South Carolina’s Black Vote Saved 2016 for Hillary Clinton

How South Carolina’s Black Vote Saved 2016 for Hillary Clinton How South Carolina’s Black Vote Saved 2016 for Hillary Clinton

The state and the voters that doomed her 2008 candidacy may have just done the same to Bernie Sanders.

Feb 28, 2016 / Joan Walsh

The Unstoppable Donald J. Trump

The Unstoppable Donald J. Trump The Unstoppable Donald J. Trump

He’s run a nativist, racist, populist, anti-Republican campaign—and he’s winning. Everyone else is running for second place.

Feb 22, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Pope Francis

Note to Pundits: Stop Lecturing Pope Francis About American Politics Note to Pundits: Stop Lecturing Pope Francis About American Politics

Attacks on the pope misrepresent his message and display the submerged anti-Catholicism in US political life.

Feb 19, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Senator Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell Wants Obama to Have a 3-Year Last Term Mitch McConnell Wants Obama to Have a 3-Year Last Term

Just because McConnell’s insistence that Obama shouldn’t nominate a new Supreme Court justice is expected, that doesn’t make it normal. It’s outrageous.

Feb 14, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Senator Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Has an Obama Problem Bernie Sanders Has an Obama Problem

He needs to find a way to critique the administration without alienating black voters who are protective of the president.

Feb 12, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during the Democratic presidential primary debate, Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Beyond Bernie’s Bros and Hillary’s Hellfire Beyond Bernie’s Bros and Hillary’s Hellfire

What the primary race is missing, so far, when it comes to women.

Feb 10, 2016 / Joan Walsh

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

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