Stories by Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is Salon's editor-at-large, and the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America." Read more of her work at Salon. subscribe to Joan Walsh's feed

Posted on: Sep 4, 2015, Source: Salon

The arrogant frontrunner’s “loyalty pledge” isn’t a cave-in. It represents his complete takeover of the GOP.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2015, Source: Salon

Trump is banking on support from the South. But he hasn’t decided whether he’s Richard Nixon or George Wallace.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015, Source: Salon

Calling Saddam's ouster a 'pretty good deal' and name-checking Paul Wolfowitz, Jeb keeps rivals' hope alive.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2015, Source: Salon

The Cleveland debate made it clear: the 2016 GOP candidates are turning themselves into the anti-choice extremist.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2015, Source: Salon

As Confederate flag defenders spread beyond the old Confederacy, the banner becomes a national symbol of racism.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2015, Source: Salon

Bush says American workers need to “work longer hours.” Then he says he didn’t mean it the way it sounded—again.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2015, Source: Salon

Walker's GOP allies tried all sorts of dirty tricks over the holiday weekend.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2015, Source: Salon

Marriage equality arrives! The Confederate flag (almost) departs! Toast with some #oreillytears, and enjoy the 4th.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2015, Source: Salon

Communing with the hero to wingnuts isn’t going to win the Kentucky senator black votes.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2015, Source: Salon

He pitches himself as a tough truth-teller, but Walker flagrantly shape-shifts & dissembles.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2015, Source: Salon

Roger Ailes is going to an ever-loonier fringe to find supposed culture-war martyrs -- and it’s not working.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2015, Source: Salon

The economic rhetoric of progressive leaders can leave black people feeling left out. Here’s why.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015, Source: Salon

Tales of a car crash, or Gray harming himself in the police van, don't hold up. So where is the police report?

Posted on: Apr 6, 2015, Source: Salon

He opposes choice and gay rights. He supports more war. Yet lazy media say he’s a libertarian who appeals to youth.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2015, Source: Salon

How absurd have Republicans gotten in their defense of 'religious freedom' laws? They now argue 'cake is speech.'

Posted on: Mar 31, 2015, Source: Salon

For the GOP candidates, the key to winning in 2016 is to reach out to discouraged evangelical Christians.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2015, Source: Salon

Comparing battles with unions to fighting terrorists, the cocky Wisconsin governor unites right and left in horror.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015, Source: Salon

As Fox News' bully threatens a N.Y. Times reporter, a right-wing radio hack and other assorted pals go nuts.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2015, Source: Salon

As my inbox fills with emails from groups “drafting” Warren, I find myself wondering who’s helping whom here.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2015, Source: Salon

Hell hath no fury, apparently, like a male conservative who feels betrayed when a GOP woman disagrees with him.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2015, Source: Salon

Obama's community college plan plus House Democrats' 1% tax hikes transcend the pinched politics of the possible.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015, Source: Salon

Democrats are moving beyond coddling Wall Street and minimalist minimum wage politics.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014, Source: Salon

CIA torture details, in wake of ugly police killings, should raise alarms.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: Salon

The GOP will shame themselves if they run Congress—but it'll be torture for the rest of us.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014, Source: Salon

Local cops were trained to immediately “engage” an “active shooter” suspect. But a dishonest witness set him up.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014, Source: Salon

New Fox News paranoia: ISIS at the border!

Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: Salon

Takeaway from secret panel on outreach to women, Latinos and youth? Dems should fear Koch money, but not messaging.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014, Source: Salon

White defenders of officer Darren Wilson are raising money by slandering Mike Brown.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: Salon

Somebody broke politics, but it wasn’t Barack Obama.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: Salon

If you think GOP has moved so far right they can't possibly recover, historian Rick Perlstein has a lesson for you.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2014, Source: Salon

AFSCME ends a partnership over a controversial donation.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2014, Source: Salon

Wimpy 'leader' thinks suing the president will appease his party’s base. The good of the country is another story.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: Salon

He barely remembers his old friend Ahmed Chalabi and imagines nuclear terror scenarios in detail. Has he lost it?

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014, Source: Salon

When top Democrats deny their good fortune, it plays into GOP arguments they’re out of touch with average voters

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: Salon

With Christie and Walker mortally wounded (again), the GOP establishment’s last hope rests with one of two retreads.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: Salon

Should accused deserters face trial by Bill Kristol before being rescued? Understanding the latest wingnut hysteria.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: Salon

Remember when men hostile to women’s rights were the Democrats’ future? That's so 2006.

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: Salon

Don't worry. Robert Copeland has "criteria" for calling the President that.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2014, Source: Salon

Oklahoma pol presided over botched execution—revealing gruesome lack of humanity. Here's what should happen next.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014, Source: Salon

Donald Sterling’s racial views are worse than Cliven Bundy’s, yet some on the right defend the racist billionaire.