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.

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

Democrats Better Get to the Bottom of Datagate, and Soon

Democrats Better Get to the Bottom of Datagate, and Soon Democrats Better Get to the Bottom of Datagate, and Soon

In the meantime, both sides should ease off the bluster.

Dec 18, 2015 / Joan Walsh

Las Vegas GOP debate

There Was No Winner in the GOP Debate, but There Was One Clear Loser: The American Public There Was No Winner in the GOP Debate, but There Was One Clear Loser: The American Public

A night of fear-mongering and Obama-hating didn’t do anything to dislodge Trump from his perch atop the party.

Dec 16, 2015 / Joan Walsh

Trump supporters in Iowa

Goodbye, Middle Class—Hello, Donald Trump? Goodbye, Middle Class—Hello, Donald Trump?

A study finding a drop in the percentage of Americans in the middle class has political elites anxious.

Dec 14, 2015 / Joan Walsh

Donald Trump’s Bottomless Bottom

Donald Trump’s Bottomless Bottom Donald Trump’s Bottomless Bottom

The GOP front-runner is tapping into a brutal xenophobia that’s at once un-American and uniquely American.

Dec 8, 2015 / Joan Walsh

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