Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation.

 

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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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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:30pm
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 4, 2014 - 12:30pm
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 - 12:45pm
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 1, 2014 - 10:15am
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 1, 2014 - 8:45am
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 - 1:30pm
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 - 4:15pm
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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Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been Washington's loudest critic against a student loan regime that profits on the backs of students. (File) Views
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:45am
Elizabeth Warren’s Needed Call for Student Loan Reform
As commencement season approaches, graduating students will soon hear words of wisdom from speakers offering experience, advice and inspiration. One thing they’re not likely to hear about is the $1.08 trillion elephant on the quad — our nation’s student debt crisis. That is how much U.S. households...
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