John Nichols

National Affairs Correspondent


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.

The Democrats’ Dilemma The Democrats’ Dilemma

In trying to avoid being seen as unpatriotic, they risk looking like lapdogs.

Oct 11, 2001 / Feature / John Nichols

Policy Profiteers Policy Profiteers

Battling the war profiteers of World War I, Robert La Follette reminded America that "wealth has never yet sacrificed itself on the altar of patriotism." The progressive senato...

Oct 4, 2001 / Editorial / John Nichols

Trading on Terror Trading on Terror

Moving to exploit a shifting political landscape in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush's Congressional ...

Oct 3, 2001 / Feature / John Nichols

The Beat The Beat

PEACEFUL JUSTICE In every region of the country, a movement for a "justice, not vengeance" response to the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon is...

Sep 27, 2001 / Column / John Nichols

A Growing Opposition A Growing Opposition

While to some the United States might seem to be united in its thirst for vengeance, there's a burgeoning antiwar movement that belies the war rhetoric.

Sep 27, 2001 / Feature / John Nichols

A Growing Opposition A Growing Opposition

After President Bush's "win this war" speech to Congress Thursday night, Senate majority leader Tom Daschle and Senate minority leader Trent Lott strode to a podium where Lott dec...

Sep 21, 2001 / Feature / John Nichols

Dust-up in the Dustbowl Dust-up in the Dustbowl

Oklahoma pushes yet again for 'right to work' legislation.

Sep 20, 2001 / Feature / John Nichols

Women: Key to the Senate? Women: Key to the Senate?

If they connect well with voters in 2002, they'll have an edge in a weak economy.

Sep 6, 2001 / Feature / John Nichols

Needed: Fresh Contenders Needed: Fresh Contenders

It is not too early to devise a progressive strategy for the 2004 election.

Sep 6, 2001 / Editorial / John Nichols

Dark Ages Ahead at the NLRB Dark Ages Ahead at the NLRB

Most Americans are probably unaware that "the Dark Ages were not all bad and the Enlightenment not all good." Or that "homosexuality [is] a sin worthy of death." Or that one of...

Aug 23, 2001 / Feature / John Nichols