Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation.

 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 7:00am
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 - 1:00pm
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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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 9:00am
A GOP Debate Worth Watching
This Thursday, Republicans will stage their first presidential debate, with Fox News picking the top 10 of the 17 announced candidates on the basis of their standing in the polls. By today’s count, Donald Trump, the current poll leader, will stand center stage, flanked by Jeb Bush and Scott Walker...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:30am
Kerry’s Next Challenge: NATO, Ukraine, and Russia
The nuclear agreement with Iran provides ample proof of Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s remarkable commitment and skill in waging diplomacy. In an era when the Pentagon dominates our foreign policy and military options are too often trotted out as first responses, he has resuscitated the United...
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 2:00pm
Will Europe’s Leaders Come to their Senses About Greece?
The Greeks have made their choice. Faced with two painful alternatives, they chose to stand with their elected leaders and to reject overwhelmingly the harsh, unending austerity that their creditors demanded. Now Europe’s leaders must make their choice. Will they come to their senses and open new...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 1:45pm
Behind the Momentum for Paid Sick Leave
Last week, the Supreme Court upheld a core provision of the Affordable Care Act, quashing the Republican Party’s latest attempt to gut the law through the judicial system. At issue in the case, King v. Burwell , was the government’s ability to provide subsidies to help millions of working Americans...
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 7:45am
The Dangerous 'Red-State Model'
My focus is to create a red-state model that allows the Republican ticket to say, ‘See, we’ve got a different way, and it works,’ ” Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said in 2013 . Brownback was talking about the massive supply-side tax cuts at the center of his policy agenda, which he had promised would...
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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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