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: Jan 19, 2010, Source:

Dems need to recognize that they've mismanaged the health care debate, spent too little time focused on jobs and haven't held Wall Street and the big banks to account.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2010, Source:

The election could be fantastic for Democrats. It could also be devastating.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2010, Source:

Haiti's health-care infrastructure has crumbled. Many health-care providers were killed in the earthquake. Local doctors are themselves injured and in shock.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2010, Source: The Nation

New figures show jobs were lost in December at ten times the expected rate.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2009, Source:

Imposing more sanctions against the country will do more harm than good.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2009, Source:

Joe Lieberman appears to be determined to use the thwarted Christmas Day attack on a Northwest Airlines flight as an excuse to launch another crusade for another war.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source:

"If this bill passes, the industry will become more powerful and could be beyond the reach of reform for generations."

Posted on: Dec 19, 2009, Source:

Sen. Harry Reid and the Senate Dems aren't winning any friends among the broad base of voters who support reproductive rights.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009, Source:

Senate Dems cut a deal on the public option but also endorse expanding Medicare, leaving some liberals torn over whether they will support the final bill.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2009, Source:

The Democratic "strategy" of paying for health-care reform by nickle-and-diming Medicare is a fool's errand.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2009, Source: The Nation

Presidents are not supposed to begin and end the discussion about war. With both parties divided over Afghanistan, it's time for Congress to debate the Obama's war plan.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2009, Source: The Nation

Among those speaking out is Mike Capuano, a Massachusetts congressman.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2009, Source: The Nation

Rigid conservatives in the RNC want to establish a purity test for the party's candidates. Guess what? Reagan the conservative hero would have failed most of the criteria.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source:

"End the U.S. Occupation and Air War in Afghanistan" is the title of a resolution endorsed over by the 300-member executive board of the California party.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source:

If Lieberman were to actually have his calls for a "terrorism" investigation answered, he probably wouldn't like seeing the results.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009, Source: The Nation

Informed and engaged progressives aren't entirely enthusiastic about the measure. Here are some of the most serious complaints.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source: The Nation

Hard-line right-wingers like Richard Viguerie think so. And they might be right.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2009, Source: The Nation

"Nancy Pelosi has decided to propose a government-run insurance plan that would negotiate rates with doctors and hospitals, rather than using prices set by the government."

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source:

Unfortunately for the president (and despite his words of praise), there's little evidence to suggest Hamid Karzai will stand up for democracy.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: The Nation

There are lessons progressives can take away from John Corzine's campaign: alliances with women and labor movements are as essential as putting a human face on health reform.