John Nichols

The Nation

John Nichols is Washington correspondent for The Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. His most recent book is The "S" Word: A Short History of an American Tradition. A co-founder of the media reform organization Free Press, Nichols is co-author with Robert W. McChesney of The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again and Tragedy & Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections, and Destroy Democracy.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his wife Tonette cheer as Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., August 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 1, 2014 | Activism

The Kochs are meddling in local elections today in Wisconsin, while communities across the state will vote to get money out of politics. Watch this space. Continue reading

Earns Comcast
February 15, 2014 | Blog

When it comes to media, bigger is not better. Continue reading

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 2, 2014 | Activism

In 2014, why not assert a progressive politics that is more vital and determined than what has been known to this point? Continue reading

Capitol building in Washington, DC
December 11, 2013 | Blog

The trouble with making “functional” government the great aspiration of the American experiment is that a smoothly operating Congress is not necessarily moral, humane or even economically smart. Continue reading

Italy Pope
December 2, 2013 | Blog

Pope Francis encourages resistance to an “economy of exclusion and inequality.” Continue reading

A tour group walks past a memorial wreath displayed next to the bronze memorial bust, by Robert Berks, of President John F. Kennedy in the grand foyer of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 22, 2013 | Blog

The great passion of Kennedy’s last year was a struggle to enact an amendment ending the poll tax and removing other barriers to voting. Continue reading

November 5, 2013 | Blog

Today’s state and local elections will be a barometer for the national political climate. Continue reading

American musician Lou Reed performs on the stage in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, July 15, 2003. (AP Photo/MTI, Lajos Soos)
October 28, 2013 | Blog

From Amnesty to Occupy, the Velvet Underground singer was on the frontlines when it mattered. Continue reading

October 15, 2013 | Blog

The federal judge who ruled on the constitutionality of a voter ID law in Indiana, which has served as justification for tougher laws, says he was wrong. Continue reading

October 1, 2013 | Blog

Republicans are refusing to find common ground for fear of losing primary elections. Continue reading

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