John Nichols, The Nation

John Nichols

The Nation

Wisconsin, United States

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  • The Nation
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  • The Capital Times
  • Progressive Magazine
  • BillMoyers.com

Recent articles by John:

The Making of a Coronavirus-Criminal Presidency

If you want to know how the US ended up in a pandemic with a swindler president who could not be bothered to take basic steps to save lives, don’t start with Trump. → Read More

We Wouldn’t Be in This Mess if D.C. Were a State

The problem in the Senate runs deeper than Sinema and Manchin. It’s an unrepresentative chamber that must be made more representative. → Read More

Rand Paul Abandons His Hippocratic Oath to Play Politics During a Pandemic

The senator from Kentucky’s “Fire Fauci” crusade is a crude scheme to exploit fears and raise campaign cash, and Dr. Anthony Fauci called him out on it. → Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Unfinished Work of Abolishing Poverty

Democrats failed to embrace his Freedom Budget for All Americans in the 1960s. That failure needs to be addressed today with a bold program to abolish poverty and injustice. → Read More

Rebecca Solnit Is Not Giving Up Hope

An interview with the essayist about the need for bread and roses—especially in perilous times. → Read More

Madison Cawthorn’s Incitement of Insurrection Should Knock Him Off the Ballot

The Republican representative’s words and deeds disqualify him from office under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. → Read More

Ron Johnson Breaks His Term-Limit Pledge in Order to Keep Serving the Billionaire Class

The senator from Wisconsin announced his reelection run in The Wall Street Journal. Why? That’s the newspaper of his real constituents. → Read More

Ron Johnson Breaks His Term-Limit Pledge in Order to Keep Serving the Billionaire Class

The senator from Wisconsin announced his reelection run in The Wall Street Journal. Why? That’s the newspaper of his real constituents. → Read More

To Avert Another January 6, Expel Coup Plotters From Congress

Representative Cori Bush is right in her read of the Constitution: Officials who give aid and comfort to insurrectionists must be removed from their positions. → Read More

“We Have It in Our Power to Begin the World Over Again”

Progressives can win the fight for democracy in 2022. To do so, they would do well to renew their acquaintance with Thomas Paine's wise message. → Read More

Remembering Desmond Tutu’s Gospel of Peace

Archbishop Tutu campaigned for a world where all leaders were held to account for their actions and where advocacy for peace and justice was paramount. → Read More

These Progressives Fought the Good Fight in 2021—and Gave Us Hope for 2022

For a year that saw progress come slowly and presidential approval ratings decline, these progressives held the line, speaking truth to power, defending democracy, and showing up for the American people. → Read More

That Time the FBI Scrutinized “It's a Wonderful Life” for Communist Messaging

The film “deliberately maligned the upper class,” according to a report that didn’t like the portrayal of Mr. Potter as a bad guy. → Read More

West Virginians Give Manchin a Lump of Coal for Christmas

Manchin claims his constituents are happy with his abandonment of Build Back Better. Miners and other residents say that just isn’t so. → Read More

Sanders and the Squad Knew Manchin Couldn't Be Trusted

They had strategies for taking on the West Virginian, but top Democrats refused to listen. → Read More

The Prosecution of Julian Assange Absolutely Threatens Freedom of the Press

The Biden administration should abandon a course that could lead to the criminalization of whistleblowers and investigative journalism. → Read More

Striking Kellogg’s Workers Need the PRO Act

The president issued a great statement in support of striking workers who are threatened with replacement. But corporations won’t respect workers’ rights until the Protecting the Right to Organize Act passes. → Read More

Michelle Wu: Cities Must Lead for the Green New Deal

An interview with the newly elected mayor of Boston about building on the accomplishments of progressive pioneers and shaping a new politics at the municipal level. → Read More

“Shameful”: The Democratic-Led House Approves a Massive Military Spending Bill

“Don’t ever tell me we can’t afford to invest in our communities when we just approved $778 billion for the Pentagon,” said California Representative Barbara Lee. → Read More

Today’s GOP Would Cast Aside Bob Dole

Dole felt his party had a duty to support voting rights. But his colleagues in Congress today would rather punish those in the GOP who choose to defend democracy. → Read More