Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent and an MSNBC political analyst.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A Holiday Reminder: Give Thanks for the Groups Who Resettle Refugees, and Live Up to American Ideals
I n the shadow of terror attacks in Paris and Bamako, Mali, with the world closer to a widening war thanks to Turkey’s shooting down a Russian warplane, it’s hard to approach a holiday like Thanksgiving. It’s always a little tough: each year we celebrate a saccharine myth about the peaceful coming...
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Monday, October 19, 2015
The Democratic Primary Doesn’t Need Joe Biden
I couldn’t declare anyone the clear winner of last Tuesday’s Democratic debate, but I was sure of one thing : that the strong performance of Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (as well as former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley) should convince Vice President Joe Biden that there was no...
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Monday, October 08, 2012
Mitt’s Magical Thinking on Foreign Policy
Mitt Romney’s hailed foreign policy speech combined magical thinking and mendacity, with promises or threats to maintain, restore, escalate or commence military involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Iran, at minimum.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
GOP Rides Paul Ryan’s Road to Ruin (But Will Dems Blow Opportunity?)
Most Democrats rejoiced when the newly elected House Tea Party extremists got behind Paul Ryan’s tax-slashing and program-cutting budget plan almost a year ago. The budget had no chance of passing the Senate, but it committed Republicans to unpopular spending cuts, including to Social Security and Medicare, and continued the party’s slavish devotion to tax protection for the top 1 percent. That’s why many liberals were horrified by reports that the White House was entertaining comparable budget-cutting proposals to resolve the debt-ceiling crisis last summer.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Baucus Earns His Healthcare Industry Funding
On "The Ed Show" Monday night I said Montana Sen. Max Baucus had to decide whether he represented Montana or the insurance industry. Tuesday he made his choice, voting against both public option amendments to the healthcare reform bill in the Senate Finance Committee.
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Monday, March 30, 2009
Is Obama Wrong?
When I left on vacation, the right was calling Barack Obama a socialist .
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Monday, March 02, 2009
Class Warfare? Bring It On
I found 470 mentions of Obama and "class warfare" in Google news just since Feb. 3. The LA Times may have been the most alarmist of mainstream sites: "Obama's budget: Taxing for fairness or class warfare?" on Friday.
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