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.

They’re Off! They’re Off!

Nine hundred days to go, and Democratic presidential hopefuls are jockeying for position.

Aug 9, 2001 / Feature / John Nichols

The Beat The Beat

CIVIL RIGHTS REFORM As House Republican leaders thwarted debate on the tepid Shays-Meehan campaign finance reform bill, the NAACP convention chose a radically different course by ...

Jul 27, 2001 / Column / John Nichols

Is This the New Face of the Democratic Party? Is This the New Face of the Democratic Party?

Representative Nancy Pelosi is poised to become Congress's most powerful woman.

Jul 27, 2001 / Feature / John Nichols

The Beat The Beat

SENATE SHUFFLE It was a remarkably different Senate that convened following Vermonter Jim Jeffords's switch from Republican to Independent status. The Jeffords jump did more than ...

Jun 21, 2001 / Column / John Nichols

Not This Time in LA Not This Time in LA

Politics, they say, is the art of the possible. And for much of the spring it seemed possible that America's second-largest city would elect as its mayor a progressive Latino who ...

Jun 7, 2001 / Editorial / John Nichols

The Beat The Beat

TICKED-OFF TEACHERS Washington State teachers got a bitter civics lesson this spring, as legislators refused to implement fully plans to reduce class sizes and increase pay for t...

May 10, 2001 / Column / John Nichols

The Beat The Beat

THE RIGHT 'CHOICE' In the first statewide race since the presidential election, Wisconsin voters gave George W. Bush's education program a failing grade. They overwhelmingly reject...

Apr 19, 2001 / Column / John Nichols

The Beat The Beat

MILLION-DOLLAR BASH Organizers of the April 20-22 Summit of the Americas in Quebec City were following standard protocol for meetings of trade-pact negotiators when they invited mu...

Mar 30, 2001 / Column / John Nichols

Senate Shocker! Senate Shocker!

US Senator Russ Feingold, the Wisconsin Democratic side of the McCain-Feingold juggernaut that is on the verge of winning Senate approval of the most significant campaign finance ...

Mar 28, 2001 / Feature / John Nichols

The Beat The Beat

VOTE FOR THE UNION LABEL While plotting his campaign for mayor of Los Angeles, former California Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa said, "We will only succeed if we can pull to...

Mar 8, 2001 / Column / John Nichols