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: 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.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2013, Source: Salon

Cheney has no interest in knowing the identity of his taxpayer-funded heart donor: "It’s my new heart, not someone else’s old heart.”

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: Salon

The proven plagiarist trashes his “haters” and wishes he could challenge them to a duel.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: Salon

If his extremism pushes other Tea Party contenders into the 2016 race, a "moderate" could win the GOP nod again.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013, Source: Salon

Democrats humbled the GOP this round, but they can't hand them what they want in the next.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2013, Source: Salon

Torture proves hilarious to conservatives at Cheney roast.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013, Source: Salon

Mediaite and Politico think my saying that is news. Have they missed his 40 years of shameful racial stereotyping?

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: Salon

No one, that's who. These are the very people who fabricated our reasons for invading Iraq.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2013, Source: Salon

Ted and his right-wing nut-job dad are having a grand old time wooing GOP voters, and scaring normal people.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013, Source: Salon

Anti-Obama ugliness resurges as birther-in-chief Donald Trump joins top Republicans in Iowa.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013, Source: Salon

Limbaugh, Hannity, Bill-O and other right-wing white-grievance mongers are stoking racial tension for cash.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: Salon

Paul's aide Jack Hunter says he’s leaving to protect his boss and clear his own name -- but there's plenty of reason not to buy it.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2013, Source: Salon

Palin tells Hannity she may run for Alaska Senate. "I've considered it because people have requested me considering it." (sic)

Posted on: Jul 8, 2013, Source: Salon

Privatizing Medicare and taking Paul Ryan's cues are recipe for being hated.

Posted on: May 21, 2013, Source: Salon

Apparently, we have deserving and undeserving disasters, Oklahoma senators James Inhofe and Tom Coburn explain.

Posted on: May 2, 2013, Source: Salon

New poll says people are even more concerned about their country becoming a police state than before.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2013, Source: Salon

I thought he was a joke, but after he filibustered over drones, I wondered if I'd been wrong. Nope.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: Salon

Are you ready for the George W. Bush comeback tour?

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: Salon

I regret covering their drinking, but at least they were adults. Outing the Obama girls' vacation spot puts them at very real risk.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: Salon

A tip for right-wingers angry about charges of racial bias: Try treating the Obama daughters with decency.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013, Source: Salon

Harry Reid drops her assault weapons ban from the Democratic gun-control package as the NRA cheers.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2013, Source: Salon

You would think that the left would draw the line somewhere on the President's policies.