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, November 17, 2015
Why the Biggest Problem with the Media is Not 'Liberal Bias'
Lately, Republican presidential candidates have found a political target that’s easier to hit than their primary rivals or even Hillary Clinton: the media. For instance, Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) scolded the moderators of last month’s CNBC debate , saying, “The questions asked in this debate illustrate...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Democracy Beats Oligarchy
“From coast to coast, conservatives score huge victories,” announced a Washington Post headline after last week’s elections. “Liberals Got Smoked Across the Country Last Night,” read another in Slate . The post-election media narrative has focused on setbacks for progressives, including Democratic...
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Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Is There Such a Thing as a Progressive Bank?
“Bankers are not the most popular figures in America right now,” says Keith Mestrich, chief executive of Amalgamated Bank. “The industry has lost consumer trust and has done very little to earn it back.” With respect to the banking industry in general, that’s probably an understatement. Earlier...
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The War for Voting Rights
“The Voting Rights Act has been an effective tool in protecting a right that is fundamental to our democracy,” declared a rising congressional leader in 2006 , “and renewing this landmark law will ensure that each and every citizen can continue to exercise their right to vote without the threat of...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Two States, Two Competing Futures for Voting Rights in America
"The Voting Rights Act has been an effective tool in protecting a right that is fundamental to our democracy," declared a rising congressional leader in 2006 , "and renewing this landmark law will ensure that each and every citizen can continue to exercise their right to vote without the threat of...
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
The War on Planned Parenthood
For a likely future speaker of the House, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) isn’t much of a speaker. “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?” he boasted to Sean Hannity on Fox News last week. “But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are...
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
When It Comes to War: Listen to the Pope, Not the Armchair Warriors
In his historic visit to the United States, Pope Francis spoke frequently about the importance of peace and of negotiation and cooperation. His words clashed with a U.S. presidential debate marked by the bellicose postures of candidates in both parties. Francis speaks from a religious, not a...
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Our Moment of Political Upheaval
Vertigo: a condition in which one has the feeling of whirling or of having the surroundings whirling about one, so that one tends to lose one’s balance; dizziness” — Webster’s New World College Dictionary Maybe the wave of vertigo washed over me the evening one of the cable channels ran the caption...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Danger of ‘Foreign Policy by Bumper Sticker’
Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1966, George F. Kennan, the legendary Cold War diplomat often called “the father of containment,” criticized the escalation of the war in Vietnam. The United States, he said, should not “jump around like an elephant frightened by a mouse.”...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The GOP’s Deeply Flawed Field
Donald Trump continues to bring comic relief and mean-spirited bombast to the Republican campaign trail. But while Trump is a continuing spectacle, he also makes (a tiny bit) more sense than his rivals when he indicts U.S. trade policies or scorns the influence of big money that turns politicians...
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