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.

Please, Democrats: Don’t Attack Bernie Sanders for Joining Your Party

Please, Democrats: Don’t Attack Bernie Sanders for Joining Your Party Please, Democrats: Don’t Attack Bernie Sanders for Joining Your Party

Martin O’Malley is trying to score points by attacking socialist Sanders for running as a Democrat. That will only hurt his party.

Nov 9, 2015 / Joan Walsh

GOP Colorado debate

The GOP Has a Much Bigger Problem Than the Debates The GOP Has a Much Bigger Problem Than the Debates

It's not just the leading candidates who are extremists.

Nov 5, 2015 / Editorial / Joan Walsh

GOP Debate

Ted Cruz Is Right: Let Limbaugh and Hannity Moderate a GOP Debate! Ted Cruz Is Right: Let Limbaugh and Hannity Moderate a GOP Debate!

Voters would get to see the way the conservative entertainment complex now controls the Republican Party.

Oct 30, 2015 / Joan Walsh

Jeb Bush speaks as Marco Rubio looks on during the October 28 Republican presidential debate.

Give Jeb Bush a ‘Warm Kiss’ Goodbye Give Jeb Bush a ‘Warm Kiss’ Goodbye

After last night’s sorry performance, expect more calls for Bush to exit the race.

Oct 29, 2015 / Joan Walsh

Jeb Bush Says He Has ‘Really Cool Things’ to Do Besides Being President

Jeb Bush Says He Has ‘Really Cool Things’ to Do Besides Being President Jeb Bush Says He Has ‘Really Cool Things’ to Do Besides Being President

That’s good, because he’s probably not going to be.

Oct 26, 2015 / Joan Walsh

The Day the GOP Turned the Benghazi Tragedy Into a Farce

The Day the GOP Turned the Benghazi Tragedy Into a Farce The Day the GOP Turned the Benghazi Tragedy Into a Farce

Enduring an 11-hour festival of mansplaining, with a sexist assist from GOP women, Hillary Clinton looked calm and presidential.

Oct 23, 2015 / Joan Walsh

Trey Gowdy Is Very Angry You Think His Partisan Benghazi Committee Is Partisan

Trey Gowdy Is Very Angry You Think His Partisan Benghazi Committee Is Partisan Trey Gowdy Is Very Angry You Think His Partisan Benghazi Committee Is Partisan

The GOP prosecutor is having a pity party over the media finally telling the truth about his Benghazi farce. Can one big day with Clinton salvage his credibility?

Oct 21, 2015 / Joan Walsh

The Democratic Primary Doesn’t Need Joe Biden

The Democratic Primary Doesn’t Need Joe Biden The Democratic Primary Doesn’t Need Joe Biden

The vice president thinks Hillary Clinton needs better opposition. That’s condescending to the man who’s made this a race.

Oct 19, 2015 / Joan Walsh

Who Won the Democratic Debate? Progressives, Hands Down

Who Won the Democratic Debate? Progressives, Hands Down Who Won the Democratic Debate? Progressives, Hands Down

The largest TV audience in Democratic debate history heard from candidates whose base has pulled them to the left.

Oct 14, 2015 / Joan Walsh

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Showdown: What Will We Learn From the First Clinton-Sanders Debate? Showdown: What Will We Learn From the First Clinton-Sanders Debate?

A liberal will square off against a socialist atop the most progressive Democratic field in most of our lifetimes.

Oct 12, 2015 / Joan Walsh

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