Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation.

 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 11:00am
How Billionaires, Corporations and Secretive Governments Curtail Press Freedom
James Madison once wrote , “A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both.” Nearly two centuries later, the tragic farce that is Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is making a mockery of the right to...
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 1:30pm
Clinton May Take the Nomination, But Sanders Has Won the Debate
Eight years ago today , Hillary Clinton ended her presidential campaign after a long and bitter Democratic primary fight. Tonight, by the time the votes are counted in California, Clinton is expected to secure enough delegates (including pledged delegates and endorsing superdelegates) to make her...
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:00am
A New Campaign to Hold Wall Street Accountable Emerges
Wall Street’s big banks remain too big to fail and its bankers apparently too big to jail. If Wall Street is ever once more to serve Main Street rather than sabotage it, citizens will have to do the heavy lifting. Last week, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 4:30pm
Progressive Women Are Running for Office all over the Country
With Donald Trump’s misogyny under the microscope, Democrats could have a secret weapon on their side between now and November: not “the woman’s card,” as Trump has called it, but the actual progressive women who will appear on ballots nationwide. Hillary Clinton’s bid to become the first woman...
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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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