Stories by John Nichols

John Nichols is The Nation's Washington correspondent, a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.  subscribe to John Nichols's feed

Posted on: Aug 29, 2017, Source: Nation Books

Our country has broken into Trumpocalypse—and unqualified Cabinet members like DeVos are the horsemen.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2017, Source: The Progressive

He inspired grassroots activists like Bernie Sanders and Paul Wellstone to organize and win races.

Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: The Nation

Bernie Sanders will go to Philadelphia with more pledged delegates than any insurgent in modern history. Here’s what he could do with them.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: The Nation

Forcing others to lurch from crisis to crisis so that you can tell yourself you have taken “a step in the right direction” is socially and economically dysfunctional.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: The Nation

Barack Obama was re-elected president with an ease that allowed him to claim what even his supporters dared not imagine.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!

"He’s to the right of both President Bushes. I think he’s to the right of Dick Cheney," says Matthew Rothschild of the Progressive Magazine.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2012, Source:

The recently deceased author loved America in the way the best of the founders did.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2012, Source: The Nation

The healthcare ruling doesn't mean the fight is over to fix our broken health-care system.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2012, Source: The Nation

Walker's $35 million campaign began with a multimillion-dollar ad buy that described recalls as "sour grapes" -- a message that came to define the election.

Posted on: May 24, 2012, Source: Madison Capital Times

Walker knows that a recall election in a closely divided state is about maximizing appeal to the base, not softening messages and avoiding issues. Why don't Dems?

Posted on: May 7, 2012, Source: Madison Capital Times

One of Wisconsin's most seasoned reporters drives into GOP strongholds and finds little support for the embattled governor.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: The Nation

As Wisconsinites turn in petitions to recall Scott Walker, the nation's attention will turn to to see if the unpopular GOP governor can be unseated.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2011, Source: The Nation

There really was a week there when Gingrich was the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. But that’s all over now. Here's why.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2011, Source: The Nation

A secret probe into political wrongdoing has swept up the point person on the Wisconsin governor's anti-union efforts; will it reach the governor himself?

Posted on: Sep 7, 2011, Source: The Nation

“We’ve been through a lot of fights, but this is a different kind of fight," explained Biden. “This is a fight literally for our right to exist.”

Posted on: Jul 8, 2011, Source: The Nation

The notion that a Democratic president can win reelection with an unemployment rate that is edging upward and talk of cutting Social Security is beyond unrealistic.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: The Nation

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sent his strongest signal yet about the labor movement’s frustration with the dysfunctional politics of the moment.

Posted on: May 9, 2011, Source:

Wisconsin’s union-busting governor has emerged the hero of the right-wing groups that are proposing extreme measures in the battle to privatize public education.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2011, Source: The Nation

Again and again at critical junctures in our national journey, socialist thinkers, organizers, candidates, and officials have prodded government in a progressive direction.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011, Source: The Nation

Presidents are not supposed to start wars, especially wars that are offensive rather than defensive in nature.