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: Mar 9, 2009, Source: The Nation

Obama's Forum on Health Reform was so narrowly focused and uninspiring that it almost made Hillary Clinton's bumbling efforts of the 1990s look good.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2009, Source:

MoveOn's new director says the group has other priorities than telling Obama he's wrong on Afghanistan. This is a mistake.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: The Nation

The plan could help nine million families struggling to keep their heads above water. But is it too little, too late?

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: The Nation

Republican senators are pouring money into the dead-end recount fight of former Senate Norm Coleman.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2009, Source:

The next few days will be exceptionally difficult for members of Congress who are serious about renewing the economy.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2009, Source: The Nation

Obama is rebuffing even the most feeble attempts at accountability for the crimes of the Bush administration.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2009, Source: The Nation

Senate Democrats on Friday bartered away key elements of the more robust plan approved by the House.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2009, Source: The Nation

This is "... an Irish dream, a European dream, an African dream ... an Israeli dream ... and also a Palestinian dream."

Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source:

The investigation could extend far beyond the Illinois governor's office.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source:

Democrat Mark Begich unseats Stevens in Alaska, bringing Dems one step closer to a filibuster-proof Senate.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source: The Nation

For starters, he called for the firing of any "petty bureaucrat" who might dissent from the expansion of government powers after 9/11.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source:

Senate Democrats opted not to punish Joe Lieberman for backing John McCain. Will the risk pay off?

Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: The Nation

Obama's new chief of staff shows that he intends to carry the Obama program forward -- not his own.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2008, Source: The Nation

Virgil Goode, the creepy congressman who launched an ugly campaign following the election of Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison, was defeated Tuesday.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2008, Source:

The author, oral historian, rabble-rouser and grand old man of the American left died Friday at 96.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2008, Source:

Unrepentant liberal, Newman was dedicated to civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, and was determined to elect opponents of war and militarism.

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

Palin has repeated the long discredited claim that the invasion of Iraq was a necessary response to the September 11th attacks.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2008, Source: The Nation

Reports say it's not Romney or Pawlenty; whether or not it turns out to be Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the networks are over Obama's DNC speech.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source:

A hundred years ago, Dems questioned whether to take a stand against lynching. Today, Obama's nomination completes a long process of transformation.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2008, Source: The Nation

This may be the only drama in an otherwise thoroughly-scripted TV show.