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Lizzy Ratner

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Lizzy Ratner

Lizzy Ratner is a contributing editor at The Nation, where she oversees the Cities Rising series. She is also the author, along with Jen Nessel, of Goodnight Nanny-Cam: A Parody for Modern Parents (Plume).


News and Features

For all its flaws, the food stamp program helps one in seven Americans put food on the table.

A tribute to the writer, feminist and modern-day matriarch. 

Despite a “reconsideration” on the part of its author, the Goldstone Report remains as vital as ever for understanding the 2008-2009 Gaza conflict.

Wall Street is rolling in cash again, but the rest of the city is still stuck in the Great Recession.

The Israeli military has refused to apologize for killing a Palestinian peace activist's three daughters.

Young people have lost 2.5 million jobs to the crisis, making them the hardest-hit age group.

Passage of a "Bill of Rights" in New York would be a promising win for a growing movement.

With homeless rates at record highs, America needs a bold new housing policy.

After Katrina, white parishes are zoning minorities right out of the reconstruction.

Domestic workers in America are among the most economically exploited and vulnerable to abuse by their employers.


In this second round, Eric Alterman and Lizzy Ratner respond to arguments for and against BDS.