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: 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.com

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.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014, Source: Salon.com

Is Sean Hannity done?

Posted on: Apr 10, 2014, Source: Salon

Bill O’Reilly’s latest freak-out helps explain why the satirist is so important for the progressive movement

Posted on: Apr 3, 2014, Source: Salon

It might be time for the self-pitying super-rich to get some psychiatric help.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014, Source: Salon

Rich donors are getting ready to draft another Bush and thumb their noses at the party’s far-right base. Good luck!

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: Salon

An 'emotional' and 'stupid' jilted woman caused Bridgegate, creepy gov's not really independent report says.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014, Source: Salon

Charles Murray says it's not racist to suggest that some ethnic groups are genetically inferior to others.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014, Source: Salon

Opposing the minimum wage, overtime pay, even child labor laws, the GOP is trying to make it easier to exploit workers.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2014, Source: Salon

Ryan clearly thinks the rich deserve their wealth and the poor are to blame for their misery.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: Salon

O'Reilly's upset that Democrats can reach young non-cable viewers because it's dooming his network -- and his party.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2014, Source: Salon

Paul Ryan and friends won’t expand the earned income tax cut or hike the minimum wage, even if it helps the economy.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source: Salon

A secret email system set up by his staff finally focuses the national media on the governor's ethics woes. Whoops.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2014, Source: Salon

As the Republican party is in shambles, the Dems are more unified than ever.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: Salon

Our standard for courage is shamefully low when Mitch McConnell gets praised for ending the debt-ceiling stand off.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: Salon

As a new report finds him looking at '16 general election, he loses a top promoter and polls show him fading fast.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2014, Source: Salon

As the nation rediscovers poverty, it’s time to replace the safe, airbrushed icon with the revolutionary he was.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2013, Source: Salon

The likes of Phil Robertson and Megyn Kelly are cashing in.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2013, Source: Salon

The Catholic conservative who insists he cares about the poor says Pope Francis doesn’t understand capitalism.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2013, Source: Salon

For decades, both parties supplanted a push for higher wages with well-intended public aid. The result: calamity.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: Salon

The backlash against an inane op-ed bashing Elizabeth Warren shows that “economic populism” is the way forward.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: Salon

Rick Santorum is unhappy that older people, who tend to vote Republican, are getting insurance via the ACA.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: Salon

He and Jonah Goldberg and other right-wingers whitesplaining racism to Oprah should watch “Many Rivers to Cross.”

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013, Source: Salon

It's Zimmerman's second arrest for domestic abuse.

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