John Nichols

National Affairs Correspondent

@NicholsUprising

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.

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) walks to his office after a vote in the Senate chamber on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

Good Riddance to Mitch McConnell, an Enemy of Democracy Good Riddance to Mitch McConnell, an Enemy of Democracy

He stole Supreme Court seats, thwarted accountability for Donald Trump, and left a trail of partisan destruction in his wake.

Feb 29, 2024 / John Nichols

Natalia Katie places a sign on the podium before the beginning of the press conference for the group Listen to Michigan during their election night watch party for the Michigan presidential primary election in Dearborn on February 27, 2024.

Michigan Voters Made It Clear: Biden’s Gaza Policy Threatens His Reelection Michigan Voters Made It Clear: Biden’s Gaza Policy Threatens His Reelection

The “Uncommitted” vote was a measure of frustration with Biden’s stance on Gaza, and it was up dramatically from past primaries.

Feb 28, 2024 / John Nichols

Michael Moore Says Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Can Send Biden a Vital Message About Gaza

Michael Moore Says Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Can Send Biden a Vital Message About Gaza Michael Moore Says Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Can Send Biden a Vital Message About Gaza

Moore, Beto O’Rourke, and dozens of Michigan elected officials are calling for an uncommitted vote today, in a push for a cease-fire.

Feb 27, 2024 / John Nichols

Donald Trump speaks during an election-night watch party at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

Trump Says “Republicans Have Never Been So United.” He’s Delusional. Trump Says “Republicans Have Never Been So United.” He’s Delusional.

As the party’s immediate former president, a virtual incumbent, he’s losing over a third of the vote in the primaries and caucuses.

Feb 26, 2024 / John Nichols

Eric Hovde's Senate campaign announcement.

Mitch McConnell Wants to Hand Wisconsin’s Senate Seat to a California Banker Mitch McConnell Wants to Hand Wisconsin’s Senate Seat to a California Banker

Urged on by the Senate minority leader, Wisconsin Republicans place a losing bet on a critical Senate race.

Feb 23, 2024 / John Nichols

Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Is Challenging Biden. It Could Also Save Him.

Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Is Challenging Biden. It Could Also Save Him. Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Is Challenging Biden. It Could Also Save Him.

Rashida Tlaib, Andy Levin, and others are urging Michigan Democrats to send a message to the president about Gaza by voting “uncommitted” in the state’s February 27 primary.

Feb 20, 2024 / John Nichols

US President Joe Biden boards Air Force One before departing from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on February 16, 2024.

How Biden Can Win How Biden Can Win

The key play is to make the race about Trump’s utter contempt for the core values of the American experiment.

Feb 19, 2024 / Editorial / John Nichols for The Nation

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks to members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union during a rally in Detroit, Michigan, on September 15, 2023.

Michigan Just Became the First State in 6 Decades to Scrap an Infamous Anti-Union Law Michigan Just Became the First State in 6 Decades to Scrap an Infamous Anti-Union Law

Democrats, empowered by voters in 2022, overturned a “right to work” law as part of a sweeping pro-labor agenda that’s a model for other states.

Feb 16, 2024 / John Nichols

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is seen in the U.S. Capitol after the senate voted against advancing a border security deal on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

“I Will Be Damned if I’m Going to Give Another Nickel to the Netanyahu Government” “I Will Be Damned if I’m Going to Give Another Nickel to the Netanyahu Government”

Bernie Sanders and two Senate colleagues defined a new standard for foreign aid packages: No more complicity with Israel’s assault on Gaza.

Feb 13, 2024 / John Nichols

Joe Biden answers questions about Israel after speaking about the Special Counsel report in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2024

Biden Can No Longer Avoid Questions About His Fitness for a Second Term Biden Can No Longer Avoid Questions About His Fitness for a Second Term

A long-simmering debate has boiled to the surface with the special counsel’s report. How the president responds will determine whether he is reelected.

Feb 9, 2024 / John Nichols

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