Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is an American editor and publisher. She is the editor, publisher, and part-owner of the magazine The Nation. She has been the magazine's editor since 1995.

 

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Patriotism in the Trump Era
In one of his first official acts upon taking office, President Trump designated the day of his inauguration a "National Day of Patriotic Devotion." While it's not unusual for incoming presidents to issue symbolic proclamations, Trump's choice of words reflected the extreme nationalism of a White...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Trump’s Chaos is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas
While Washington is fixated on President Trump’s tweets, antics, lies and Russiagate, the administration is ramping up a stealth escalation of our military involvement across the Middle East. As Naomi Klein warns , Trump’s “rolling shock of the chaos and spectacle” distracts from radical actions...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
On Trump, The Media’s Malpractice Continues
One of the great ironies of the political moment is that President Trump’s sworn enemy has become, if not exactly an ally, an enabler of his agenda. For all of Trump’s griping about “fake news,” the mainstream media’s prevailing focus on palace intrigue and White House scandals has come at the...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The GOP Is Working Stealthily to Shred Health and Financial Protections for Ordinary Americans
The bars opened early in Washington and elsewhere last Thursday, as more than 19 million Americans tuned in when the networks and cable news channels carried live former FBI director James B. Comey’s riveting testimony in the intensifying scandals around President Trump. The media covers Trump’s...
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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time for Democrats to Unite Around Medicare for All
“It’s an unbelievably complex subject,” President Trump said in February , discussing the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” It was a typically absurd proclamation for the president, who more recently bragged about how quickly he...
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
No, the 'Resistance' Isn’t Failing at the Voting Booth. Here’s Where It’s Winning.
Elections produce winners and losers. There are no bonus points for participation. Democrats have been frustrated by losses in high-profile congressional races — Rob Quist bested by Greg Gianforte in Montana and James Thompson falling short to Ron Estes in deep-red Kansas. In both elections, the...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Trump Escalates War on Women
“I just want to state some facts,” Deja Foxx, a 16-year-old activist, told Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) at a town hall meeting in April . “I’m a young woman, and you’re a middle-aged man. I’m a person of color, and you’re white. I come from a background of poverty, and I didn’t always have parents to...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The US Will Never Win the War in Afghanistan
President Trump hasn’t decided whether to sign off on his generals’ request for more troops for Afghanistan . Ironically, this would be one instance in which Trump — and the country — would benefit from repudiating President Barack Obama’s example. Instead of yet another troop surge in America’s...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
What We Can Learn from Our ‘Radical’ Past
Author Gore Vidal liked to call this country “the United States of Amnesia.” Even more so than other places, our country has been formed not by what it chooses to remember of its own past, but by what it chooses to forget. In such a country, simply to remember is itself a radical act. It is to...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Where Is the Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders of Foreign Policy?
When a prominent Washington peace activist was asked recently to name the leading anti-interventionists in the Senate, he responded, “Rand Paul and Mike Lee,” both Republicans. Democrats are in the midst of a furious struggle over what they stand for and who is included in their coalition, yet on...
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