Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation.

 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 8:30am
Against Trump, Clinton Should Resist the Temptation of Triangulation
Like a taco bowl from Trump Tower Grill , the Republican Party is being devoured by a demagogue. Now that Donald Trump has wiped out the last of his primary opponents, Republicans find themselves in the awkward position of being expected to take a stance on a presumptive nominee whom many of them...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:45pm
Bernie Sanders Should Push for a New Realism in Foreign Policy
Donald Trump’s formal foreign policy address last week hurled a stick into the hive of the foreign policy establishment. Republican and Democrat foreign policy mavens erupted and buzzed around to attack the intruder. Anyone not reading the text would think it was a contradictory spewing of nonsense...
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:30am
The Welcome Rebellion in the Democratic Party
The political fallout from the Panama Papers has been felt throughout the world. So far, the trove of leaked documents has exposed shady financial activities involving powerful and wealthy figures such as British Prime Minister David Cameron, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Russian President...
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 2:15pm
How a $15 Minimum Wage Went from ‘Extreme’ to Enacted
What once was considered “pie in the sky” is slowly becoming law. In New York, state legislators just agreed to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour , with the full effect beginning in New York City by December 2018. California just passed a compromise raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour...
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
The Media Malpractice That’s Hurting Everyone but Trump
“I believe that in a democracy what elections are about are serious debates over serious issues,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said upon announcing his presidential campaign in April 2015. He concluded with a plea to the press: “I would hope, and I ask the media’s help on this, allow us to discuss...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 8:45am
The Economic Dilemma Democrats Face in 2016
Democrats face a dilemma in 2016: How do they deal with the Obama presidency, and particularly the Obama economy? As the early primaries have shown, Americans are in a surly mood, with the economy at the center of their concerns. The Obama administration naturally wants Democrats to brag on its...
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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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