Stories by JoAnn Wypijewski

JoAnn Wypijewski, a former senior editor of The Nation, is based in New York City. subscribe to JoAnn Wypijewski's feed

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: The Nation

No other American writer dissected the problem of the color line with such intimate and ferocious grace.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: The Nation

The case against Assange posits two victims, the women and the state. But the women’s claims are murky, and the state is not credible.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2011, Source: The Nation

If Palin was on the McCain ticket for her sizzle, Perry might be on the next ticket for his faux cowboy image, just four years after the last Texan in a cowboy hat.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011, Source: The Nation

When it comes to the Internet fantasyland, people are way ahead of politicians and the press in sorting out the relationship between individual secrets and social honesty.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2010, Source: The Nation

Maybe we can finally be done with shame, and with the coy and irksome way the press talks about this very homely pleasure.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: The Nation

Female sexual dysfunction was wholly created by drug companies hoping to make even bigger money off women than they have off men.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2009, Source: The Nation

Sanford is no more of a moralist than those in the party of Barack and Bill, the party of "don't ask, don't tell" and the Defense of Marriage Act.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: The Nation

Sending a nude or semi-nude picture to a friend's cell phone is apparently a crime -- if you're a teen.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2008, Source: The Nation

Lesson from the crash: for the rich, happiness used to be an expensive erection away. Now, everybody's fucked.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2008, Source: The Nation

McCain needed Sarah Palin, icon of sex -- not gender -- to recharge his potency and the cultural oomph of the right.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2008, Source: The Nation

The blue collar vote is on the line in the Buckeye State -- and so is the myth of Clinton-era good times.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2007, Source:

There's something untrustworthy about a man who can't conduct a decent affair -- Rudy Giuliani never could.

Posted on: May 9, 2007, Source: The Washington Spectator

In the Army, being injured makes one deserving of cruelty.

Posted on: May 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Pvt. Scarano once called himself a "living symbol" of the failure of the Army's rehabilitation system. Now he's a dead symbol.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2004, Source: The Nation

Jesse Jackson's campaigns for the presidency in '84 and '88 changed the Democratic party in ways we can still see today.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2001, Source: The Nation

The only thing stronger than racism in South Carolina is the hatred of unions. And so the Charleston Five -- black Longshoremen arrested on trumped up charges -- need all the help they can get.