Stories by Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation. subscribe to Katrina vanden Heuvel's feed

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: The Nation

The U.S. would do well to emulate its European neighbors' Robin Hood Tax.

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?

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.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source: The Nation

Let’s put an end to the “war on drugs” that has ruined so many lives.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2011, Source: The Nation

$209 million isn't enough. Revoke Massey's corporate charter.

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.

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.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2011, Source: The Nation

Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: The Nation

How you can get involved in New York State's liveliest progressive political force.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010, Source: The Nation

The big boys are back, and for America's wealthiest, the money machine is humming again.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2010, Source:

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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: The Nation

Obama's biggest mistake was to let his base stagnate after being elected.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source:

"This story is bigger than ACORN. And that's what we're going to try to get folks to continue to focus on."

Posted on: Dec 28, 2009, Source:

There is increasing evidence that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are fueling a radicalization of young Muslims in the United States.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source:

We're in the midst of a defining moment in the health care debate. Now's not the time to let up pressure.

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.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2009, Source: tracks who has taken a stand, listing phone numbers so you can call and ask legislators to do the right thing.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source:

The flaw in Arianna's reasoning is to equate Biden's advocacy of counterterrorism with principled stances on law and diplomacy.

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.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2009, Source:

This isn't a healthcare crisis, this is a state of emergency.

Posted on: May 6, 2009, Source: The Nation

Myths will need to be debunked, front groups exposed, and money trails followed.

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.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009, Source: Brave New Foundation

Why more substantive debate and non-military solutions are needed in this war.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2009, Source: The Nation

An unlikely senator takes on the cause of reforming America's overloaded and barbaric jails.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2009, Source:

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2008, Source:

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.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2008, Source:

A sad tale emerges of willfully arrogant behavior designed to undermine a wise woman's good judgment.

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.

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?

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.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2008, Source: The Nation

The anger of Clinton supporters should be channeled at the media, not Senator Obama.

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.