John Nichols

National Affairs Correspondent

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John Nichols is a national affairs correspondent for The Nation. He has written, cowritten, or edited over a dozen books on topics ranging from histories of American socialism and the Democratic Party to analyses of US and global media systems. His latest, cowritten with Senator Bernie Sanders, is the New York Times bestseller It's OK to Be Angry About Capitalism.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) arrives for a party meeting at the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, in Jerusalem on May 20, 2024. Israel on May 20 slammed as a

There Are No More Excuses for Failing to Halt US Military Aid to Israel There Are No More Excuses for Failing to Halt US Military Aid to Israel

The ICC prosecutor’s decision to seek arrest warrants against Israeli leaders puts it beyond doubt: It’s time to cut off the weapons.

May 20, 2024 / John Nichols

Angela Alsobrooks, Democratic US Senate candidate from Maryland, greets voters on the state's primary election day at Lewisdale Elementary School in Chillum, Md., on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Angela Alsobrooks Beat the Big Money. Now She Has to Beat the Big Republican. Angela Alsobrooks Beat the Big Money. Now She Has to Beat the Big Republican.

Maryland’s new Democratic US Senate nominee won a bitterly contested primary. Now, she has an even tougher fight on her hands.

May 15, 2024 / John Nichols

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) talks to reporters after surviving a vote to remove him from the Speaker’s position in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 2024.

House Democrats Should Stop Bailing Out Mike Johnson House Democrats Should Stop Bailing Out Mike Johnson

They should let the Republican caucus clean up its Marjorie Taylor Greene mess.

May 13, 2024 / John Nichols

An abortion-rights protester holding a “No MO Abortion Bans” sign at a pro-choice rally in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 30, 2019.

Could an Abortion Rights Referendum in Missouri Give Democratic Candidates a Chance? Could an Abortion Rights Referendum in Missouri Give Democratic Candidates a Chance?

The party has strong candidates up and down the ballot, and a referendum could bring out enough young voters to turn this red state purple.

May 9, 2024 / John Nichols

Israeli police raid the Jerusalem office of Al Jazeera on May 5, 2024.

Biden Must Condemn Israel’s Attack on Al Jazeera—Now Biden Must Condemn Israel’s Attack on Al Jazeera—Now

Benjamin Netanyahu’s government shut down the network’s operations in Israel. Press freedom advocates are raising an outcry, and Americans should back them up.

May 7, 2024 / John Nichols

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) gives closing remarks during the Hill and Valley Forum on AI Security on May 1, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

The House Antisemitism Bill Is an Amalgam of “Pointless Gestures and Posturing” The House Antisemitism Bill Is an Amalgam of “Pointless Gestures and Posturing”

The bill, which Speaker Mike Johnson described as an attempt “to crack down on antisemitism on college campuses,” was met with fierce criticism from leading Democrats in Congress....

May 3, 2024 / John Nichols

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) listens during a news conference following a Senate Republican policy luncheon at the US Capitol on March 20, 2024.

Republican Senators Are a Bigger Threat to the Constitution Than Trump Republican Senators Are a Bigger Threat to the Constitution Than Trump

Senators who are supposed to check Trump’s abuses are supporting his immunity claims instead.

May 1, 2024 / John Nichols

Nikki Haley visits

Nikki Haley’s Zombie Campaign Is Drawing Swing-State Republicans Away from Trump Nikki Haley’s Zombie Campaign Is Drawing Swing-State Republicans Away from Trump

Haley is not campaigning, but she just won almost 158,000 GOP primary votes in the critical state of Pennsylvania. Democrats think they can swing many of them to Biden.

Apr 26, 2024 / John Nichols

Representative Summer Lee (D-PA), speaks during a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 21, 2024.

Summer Lee Proves That “Opposing Genocide Is Good Politics and Good Policy” Summer Lee Proves That “Opposing Genocide Is Good Politics and Good Policy”

Last week, the Pennsylvania representative voted against unconditional military aid for Israel. This week, she won what was supposed to be a tough primary by an overwhelming margi...

Apr 24, 2024 / John Nichols

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

It Just Might Be That Democrats Know How to Win Michigan It Just Might Be That Democrats Know How to Win Michigan

A pair of special-election landslides proves that the party is doing something right.

Apr 22, 2024 / John Nichols

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