Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation.

 

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:30am
Hold Bankers Accountable for Their Crimes
Last week, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced that five major banks were pleading guilty to criminal charges for what she described as a “ brazen display of collusion ” to manipulate the currency markets. The banks — Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, UBS, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland Group...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 9:30am
The GOP Still Doesn’t Get It on Iraq
During a friendly interview on Fox News, a Republican presidential hopeful from Florida was asked a simple question: Was it a mistake to go to war in Iraq? “No, I don’t believe it was. The world is a better place because Saddam Hussein doesn’t run Iraq,” he said, adding, “Hindsight is always 20/20...
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 1:15pm
The Emerging Populist Agenda
The most surprising development in our political debate isn’t the gaggle of Republican presidential contenders or the ceaseless attacks on Hillary Clinton. What is stunning is the emergence of a populist reform agenda that is driving the debate inside and outside the Democratic Party. A range of...
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 3:00pm
The Enduring Shame of 'Separate and Unequal'
In July 1966, James Baldwin published “A Report from Occupied Territory,” a despairing essay in The Nation contemplating race relations in Harlem and other American cities. Describing the deep sense of alienation and despair in the black community, Baldwin wrote, “The children, having seen the...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 7:15am
A Progressive’s Lament about the Trans-Pacific Partnership
It has come to this. To sell his trade treaty — specifically the fast-track trade authority that would grease the skids for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), President Obama is mobilizing a coalition anchored by corporate lobbies, the Chamber of Commerce and Republican...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:45pm
A Populist Challenge to Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton’s decision to “go small” by formally announcing her presidential campaign in a video , before heading off for “intimate” meetings in Iowa, touched off saturation national press coverage that other contenders can only envy. The former first lady, former senator, former presidential...
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
Our Intelligence Apparatus, Operating in the Dark
Forty years ago, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. played a crucial role in exposing decades of appalling secret conduct by U.S. intelligence agencies. Today, he is publishing “ Democracy in the Dark : The Seduction of Government Secrecy,” a timely and provocative book exploring the origins of the...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:30am
Trans-Pacific Partnership Proves Rules Are Rigged in Favor of the 1 Percent
“China wants to write the rules for the world’s fastest-growing region … We should write those rules,” President Obama declared in his State of the Union address . To sell Congress on giving him authority to “fast track” consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and investment...
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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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