Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation.

 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:30pm
Sanders Should Challenge the Foreign Policy Status Quo
Global economic troubles threaten our economy, a cold war heats up with Russia, the Middle East is aflame and 2015 was the hottest year on record , as climate change accelerates. Despite this, the presidential campaigns have offered little more than foreign policy by bumper sticker. In the...
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 8:45am
We Need Bernie Sanders to Redefine Our Politics — Just Like Ronald Reagan Did
During the 2008 primaries, Hillary Clinton criticized Barack Obama after he cited Ronald Reagan’s presidency as an example of the impact he hoped to achieve. Reagan “changed the trajectory of America,” Obama told a Nevada newspaper, adding , “He put us on a fundamentally different path because the...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:15pm
Bernie Sanders is the Realist We Should Elect
As the Iowa caucuses near, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have released TV ads that together echo a popular theme in the mainstream media . Clinton’s ad depicts the job of the presidency as tough and change as hard. You need someone experienced who can face down foreign adversaries...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:45pm
The Poisoning of Flint
In early 2015, shortly after his victory in a heated reelection contest, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) began exploring a run for president . With his business experience and electoral success in a blue state, Snyder was considered a viable potential candidate, so he embarked on a national speaking...
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
The New Nuclear Arms Race
On a frigid day in February 1994, William Perry was sworn in as President Bill Clinton’s secretary of defense. Perry would take over at the Pentagon during one of the most fluid times in geopolitical history — between the end of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. During his...
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 9:45am
The Antidote to Cynical Politics
The Republican presidential race has devolved into a disgraceful display of bigotry and bullying. Media organizations are eager to stoke debate over the Syrian refugee crisis, filling airtime and column inches with baseless xenophobia, but they dedicate little coverage to the plight of hardworking...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 8:45am
The Temptation of Expanding U.S. Military Involvement
Hillary Clinton’s speech last week on the Islamic State at the Council on Foreign Relations has received more praise than parsing, benefiting from the contrast to the shameless fear-mongering of Republican presidential candidates. But sounding better than the cacophony coming out of the GOP ship of...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:30am
Why the Biggest Problem with the Media is Not 'Liberal Bias'
Lately, Republican presidential candidates have found a political target that’s easier to hit than their primary rivals or even Hillary Clinton: the media. For instance, Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) scolded the moderators of last month’s CNBC debate , saying, “The questions asked in this debate illustrate...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 4:15pm
Democracy Beats Oligarchy
“From coast to coast, conservatives score huge victories,” announced a Washington Post headline after last week’s elections. “Liberals Got Smoked Across the Country Last Night,” read another in Slate . The post-election media narrative has focused on setbacks for progressives, including Democratic...
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 2:30pm
Is There Such a Thing as a Progressive Bank?
“Bankers are not the most popular figures in America right now,” says Keith Mestrich, chief executive of Amalgamated Bank. “The industry has lost consumer trust and has done very little to earn it back.” With respect to the banking industry in general, that’s probably an understatement. Earlier...
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