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Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation.
The Most Popular Tax in History Is Getting Real Momentum Here in the U.S.
Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: The Nation
The U.S. would do well to emulate its European neighbors' Robin Hood Tax.
Cold War Against Russia — Without Debate
Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: The Nation
Why is nobody taking the U.S. to task for its latest unilateral war, this time against Russia?
The Ukraine Crisis Calls for Less Neocon Bluster, More Common Sense
Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: The Washington Post
It is time to reduce tensions and create possibility with Russia, not flex rhetorical muscles and fan the flames of folly.
Why It’s Always Been Time to Legalize Marijuana
Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source: The Nation
Let’s put an end to the “war on drugs” that has ruined so many lives.
Governor Cuomo Goes After the Working Families Party
Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: The Nation
The WFP is the most persistent threat to the power of business interests in the Empire State.
When Will Wall Street Pay Its Share? Why We Have to Tax Financial Transactions
Posted on: Mar 5, 2013, Source: The Washington Post
The day of the sequester was the same as any other for Wall Street: Billions of dollars in profits were made off of trillions of dollars in financial transactions.
Katrina vanden Heuvel: Why I Swapped Yoga for Kickboxing This Election Year
Posted on: Jan 15, 2012, Source: Comment Is Free
Americans need to stand up, to fight; we cannot dispassionately let the right impose its will upon us because we believe we're closer to spiritual enlightenment than they are.
Massey Gets Away With Murder: Time To Revoke their Charter
Posted on: Dec 11, 2011, Source: The Nation
$209 million isn't enough. Revoke Massey's corporate charter.
10 Congresspeople Making Life Worse for Their Constituents
Posted on: Sep 28, 2011, Source: The Nation
What the Terrible Ten and their kind would have you believe is that we can no longer afford safety net programs due to the budget deficit. They're wrong.
Let's End the Arms Race of Secret, Corporate Money in Our Elections
Posted on: May 19, 2011, Source: The Nation
Democrats should use this moment to seize the overwhelming bipartisan sentiment across this country that we need to curb the influence of money in our elections.
Marking 100 Years of International Women's Day
Posted on: Mar 9, 2011, Source: The Nation
There Is a Progressive Alternative for NY Voters: The Working Families Party
Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: The Nation
How you can get involved in New York State's liveliest progressive political force.
Middle Class Looks To Elizabeth Warren to Fight the Banking Industry's Rip-Offs
Posted on: Sep 22, 2010, Source: The Nation
The big boys are back, and for America's wealthiest, the money machine is humming again.
How You Can Demand an Afghanistan Exit Strategy
Posted on: Apr 29, 2010, Source: TheNation.com
A vote on legislation demanding a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan could could come up in the next two weeks. Let Congress know you support the bill.
Modern Slavery Museum Is an Eerie Reminder of How Little We've Progressed
Posted on: Mar 29, 2010, Source: The Nation
The Modern-day Slavery Museum will not poach visitors from Disneyworld, that's for sure. But it will serve as a forceful reminder that slavery is far from extinct.
The Lesson of Scott Brown's Mass Victory? Progressives Need to Go Populist
Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: The Nation
Obama's biggest mistake was to let his base stagnate after being elected.
Despite the Facts, the ACORN Witch Hunt Continues
Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source: TheNation.com
"This story is bigger than ACORN. And that's what we're going to try to get folks to continue to focus on."
Are U.S. Wars Fueling Domestic Terrorism?
Posted on: Dec 28, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
There is increasing evidence that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are fueling a radicalization of young Muslims in the United States.
Hey Progressives, the Health Care Fight Is Still On: Time to Push Back
Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
We're in the midst of a defining moment in the health care debate. Now's not the time to let up pressure.
Gorbachev on His Legacy, and Obama's Chance to Lead an American Perestroika
Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source: The Nation
The former Soviet leader on his push for a peaceful dissolution of the Russian empire, and his idea that the US should follow suit.
New Website Tracks Your Congressional Reps' Moves On Afghanistan
Posted on: Oct 26, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
NoEscalation.org tracks who has taken a stand, listing phone numbers so you can call and ask legislators to do the right thing.
Arianna Huffington Calls On Biden to Resign: She's Wrong
Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
The flaw in Arianna's reasoning is to equate Biden's advocacy of counterterrorism with principled stances on law and diplomacy.
Why Have Mainstream Media Neglected the Recession's Human Costs?
Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: The Nation
According to a new Pew study, little attention has been paid to the way America's financial crisis has affected its citizens.
Don't Let Congress Take a Vacation Before Passing Healthcare Reform
Posted on: Jul 28, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
This isn't a healthcare crisis, this is a state of emergency.
The Battle for Healthcare Begins
Posted on: May 6, 2009, Source: The Nation
Myths will need to be debunked, front groups exposed, and money trails followed.
How Is He Doing? Obama's First 100 Days and His Next 900
Posted on: Apr 22, 2009, Source: The Nation
As we mark the first 100 days of his presidency, it is staggering to consider the enormous challenges President Obama inherited from his predecessor.
Katrina vanden Heuvel and Lawrence Korb Debate Military Escalation in Afghanistan
Posted on: Apr 20, 2009, Source: Brave New Foundation
Why more substantive debate and non-military solutions are needed in this war.
America's Shame: Can Jim Webb Fix the Prison Gulag?
Posted on: Feb 15, 2009, Source: The Nation
An unlikely senator takes on the cause of reforming America's overloaded and barbaric jails.
Obama Takes on the Nuclear Neanderthals
Posted on: Feb 8, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
President Obama supports a nuclear free world, but he faces a high noon showdown in the form of his own Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates.
Why Robert Gates is a Terrible Pick
Posted on: Dec 1, 2008, Source: The Nation
The appointment of Robert Gates -- a vocal critic of Obama's Iraq withdrawal plan who will undoubtedly shape policy-- is alarming.
Yes We Can Cut the Defense Budget: Why it's Time to Stop the Military Spending Spree
Posted on: Nov 19, 2008, Source: The Nation
Our current military budget is almost equal to all of the rest of the world's defense budgets combined. This is unsustainable.
Obama's First 100 Days in the White House
Posted on: Nov 9, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
Obama needs to be bold with the challenges he faces: a cratering economy, broken healthcare system, two wars, poverty and inequality and much more.
Posted on: Nov 5, 2008, Source: The Nation
The fate of Obama's presidency will be determined by how bold he chooses to be.
The Woman Who Could Have Prevented This Financial Mess Was Silenced by Greenspan, Rubin and Summers
Posted on: Oct 10, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
A sad tale emerges of willfully arrogant behavior designed to undermine a wise woman's good judgment.
Democrats: Don't Make Afghanistan Your War
Posted on: Aug 28, 2008, Source: The Nation
Biden, Obama, and the Dems are rallying to escalate the war in Afghanistan. But trading one war for another would be catastrophic.
How Do We Seize the Obama Moment?
Posted on: Aug 17, 2008, Source: The Nation
Obama will be the president we want him to be if we mobilize support on the progressive issues and ward off the influence of entrenched interests.
Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: The Nation
Obama is showing sound thinking on Iraq, so why does he continue to talk abou tescalating the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan?
America Is in Major Need of Electoral Reform
Posted on: Jul 6, 2008, Source: The Nation
America is experiencing a surge of hope -- the time is right to invigorate our damaged democracy and capture greater power for the people.
A (Graceful) Exit Strategy for Clinton
Posted on: Jun 3, 2008, Source: The Nation
The anger of Clinton supporters should be channeled at the media, not Senator Obama.
Victory for Tomato Pickers' Fight Against Burger King
Posted on: May 28, 2008, Source: The Nation
Now that a deal with Burger King has been signed, it's time to go after WalMart, Whole Foods and the other big supermarket chains.
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