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.

 

Articles by this author

Views
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...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Why Slashing the NIH Budget Is Indefensible
In January 1970, the organizers of the first Earth Day published a full-page ad in the New York Times. A few months ahead of thousands of demonstrations and teach-ins across the United States, they declared that Earth Day represented “a commitment to make life better,” “to provide real rather than...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Syria Strike Follows Washington's Failed Foreign-Policy Playbook
“There’s a playbook in Washington that presidents are supposed to follow,” then- President Obama said last year , defending his decision not to unilaterally strike Syria in 2013. “It’s a playbook that comes out of the foreign-policy establishment. And the playbook prescribes responses to different...
Read more
Views
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Russia Is Not the Reason to Block Gorsuch
Even by the lofty standards of the Trump era, the past week in Washington has been chaotic. Just a few days after FBI Director James B. Comey stepped back into the political spotlight by publicly confirming the bureau’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
An 'America Last' Budget
President Trump’s “America First” budget is headlined by its big hike in military spending, which Trump touts as “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.” The buildup is “paid for” by cuts in civilian programs, including savage cuts to the State Department , U...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
How Democrats Can Win Back the Working Class
Of all the promises Donald Trump made as a candidate , perhaps none was more important than his pledge to the working-class voters who flocked to his campaign. “Under a Trump presidency,” he said, “the American worker will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.” But...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Get Ready for Trump’s Climate-Denial Offensive
Lost in the din of Donald Trump’s Twitter rampages was the report last week that the White House is “fiercely divided” over Trump’s campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris climate accord. The news came as the president is planning to launch his climate-denial offensive, including an executive order...
Read more
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai in Washington in 2013. Views
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Trump Administration’s Other War on the Media
The Trump administration’s unrelenting attacks on the media and assault on reality have been well covered by journalists and media outlets that find themselves in the new administration’s crosshairs. Yet while the White House’s insistence on “ alternative facts ” may be more visibly ominous, there...
Read more
Views
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
It’s Time for the Congressional Progressive Caucus to Raise Its Game
A massive people’s uprising is driving the opposition to President Trump. In Congress, the Congressional Progressive Caucus is an emerging center of that resistance. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the CPC. Its first and founding director was an independent socialist from Vermont named...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Why Trump’s Con Can’t Last Forever
From the start of his short, truculent and unabashedly populist inaugural address, President Trump called out the Washington establishment: “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the...
Read more

Pages