Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation.

 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 9:15am
The One Sensible Budget in Washington
This week, Washington descends into its annual budget brawl. House Republicans unveiled their plan on Tuesday, with Senate Republicans to follow Wednesday. Their hope is to pass a common budget resolution through both bodies by mid-April. Their incentive is that if — and that is a big if —...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 1:15pm
A National Cry for Criminal Justice Reform
On the heels of the Michael Brown , Eric Garner , and Trayvon Martin tragedies — and in light of more recent injustices like the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes , an unarmed Mexican national whom Pasco, Wash., police officers saw fit to shoot multiple times despite his apparent surrender...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 2:15pm
Europe’s Ideologues of Austerity Stand in Way of Reforms
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world” — William Butler Yeats Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming” captures reality in Europe these days, although surely not in the sense the poet intended. In Germany, the popular press is captivated by the face-off of the...
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:00pm
An Arms Race Won’t Help Ukraine
Nearly 70 years ago, a group of Manhattan Project scientists, having seen the power of nuclear destruction, created what they called the “Doomsday Clock.” It was a mechanism designed to warn the world of how imminent the threat of global catastrophe was becoming — the closer the clock moved to...
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 3:45pm
For Europe’s Sake, Greece Needs a ‘New Deal’
Don’t believe the tripe about the crisis in Europe. With the election of the Syriza Party in Greece, the Greek people have offered Europe hope. This is Europe’s chance to turn from the crippling austerity that has left the South mired in depression and the North sinking in deflation. Syriza is...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 2:30pm
Bill Moyers’s Journalism Legacy
After more than 40 years on the air, Bill Moyers has turned off his microphone . While the longtime face of public broadcasting had threatened to retire in the past, this time he has assured us that we have heard his final farewell. His voice and regular presence will be deeply missed, but his...
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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 2:30pm
Antonin Scalia: Torture’s Not Torture Unless He Says It Is
Perhaps, as Justice Scalia told a Swiss university audience earlier this month , it is indeed “very facile” for Americans to declare that “torture is terrible.” The justice posited to his listeners a classic ticking-time-bomb scenario—this one involving “a person that you know for sure knows the...
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Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 10:15am
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 - 1:00pm
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 9, 2014 - 1:45pm
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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