Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editor and Publisher of The Nation.
She is a frequent commentator on American and international politics on ABC, MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Foreign Policy magazine and The Boston Globe.
She writes a weekly web column for The Washington Post. Her blog "Editor's Cut" appears at thenation.com.
She is the author of The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of Obama (Nation Books, 2011). She is also the editor of Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover and co-editor of Taking Back America--And Taking Down The Radical Right.
Last week's walkout at the Smithfield Packing Company was a significant victory for labor organizers and exploited undocumented workers at the North Carolina plant.
To repair our broken voting system, declare Election Day a holiday,
establish national election standards and require reliable voting
machines and a paper trail.
The killing of Anna Politkovskaya has rallied her journalistic
colleagues and fellow citizens in a way few other recent events have.
The most effective response to terrorism involves nonmilitary actions in cooperation with the global community and within a framework of domestic and international law.
A movement is growing that aims to build a politics of decency and
sanity, which speaks to the generosity of the American people. It's not going to be easy, but it's time to rock the boat.
Progressive organizations are learning to use ballot propositions to promote bold, innovative policy on the minimum wage, renewable energy, stem cell research and voting reform.
Using the insidious pretense of the "unitary
executive," George W.
In celebration of Earth Day, The Nation salutes those who took part in the top five environmental victories of the year.
The Democratic Party needs to reset its moral compass and close the
gap between workers' pay and CEO salary by raising the minimum wage.