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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Thursday, December 25, 2014
Change in Cuba Policy is a Nod to Reality
President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba is a decision to recognize reality. For 50 years, the United States has pursued a policy that has failed. The embargo hurt the Cuban people it claimed to help and bolstered the regime that it intended to undermine. The effort to isolate...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Fixing a Broken Justice System
When a grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Brooklyn resident Jon Robinson declined to join the public protests. Two weeks later, when a Staten Island grand jury failed to indict the New York police officer who was filmed...
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Many Struggling to Breathe Amid Rampant Injustice
As I write, New York City is witnessing its fifth day of demonstrations after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the Eric Garner killing. Those demonstrations followed on the protests across the country over the police shootings of Akai Gurley, a 28-year-old...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
When Mega Corporations Get Mega Tax Breaks, We All Pay
Is corporate CEO pay really out of control? Well, consider Fleecing Uncle Sam, a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Effective Government. Of the 100 highest-paid CEOs in the US, the study finds, twenty-nine of them received more compensation than their companies...
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The Midterm Minimum-Wage Mandate
For the national Democratic Party, there are only two possible outcomes in today’s elections: bad and worse. Even in the best-case scenario, Democrats will barely hang onto a narrow Senate majority that is virtually powerless in the face of Republican obstruction. However, while the headlines...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Justice for Edward Snowden
It is time for President Obama to offer clemency to Edward Snowden, the courageous U.S. citizen who revealed the Orwellian reach of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance of Americans. His actions may have broken the law, but his act, as the New York Times editorialized , did the...
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Congress’s Sorry Dereliction of Duty
In a Washington paralyzed by partisan division, there is apparently one area of bipartisan agreement: Congress should ignore its constitutional mandate to vote on war with the Islamic State, a conflict that President Obama admits will take years. The president says he’d “welcome” congressional...
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Civil rights campaigners marching in Alabama in the summer of 1964. (Source: Wikimedia Commons / public domain) Views
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
50 Years after Freedom Summer, America Needs a Year of Action
Shortly after 11 p.m. on June 24, the media declared six-term Republican Senator Thad Cochran the winner of Mississippi’s hard-fought Republican runoff primary. The reason, the pundits quickly concluded, was an unprecedented surge in black Democrats — some 13,000 or more — crossing over to support...
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Paul Wolfowitz, one of the key architects of the Bush-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, appeared on Sunday's Meet The Press. (Credit: screenshot) Views
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Where Is the Accountability on Iraq?
Can someone explain to me why the media still solicit advice about the crisis in Iraq from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)? Or Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)? How many times does the Beltway hawk caucus get to be wrong before we recognize that maybe, just maybe, its members don’t know what they’re talking...
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Let’s Stop Subsidizing Economic Inequality
Sarah Anderson, director of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies , recently asked in a speech at the New Populism Conference in Washington, “Why should our tax dollars subsidize economic inequality?” Why must you and I foot the bill, via our taxes, for the callousness of...
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