Katrina vanden Heuvel

Editorial Director and Publisher

@KatrinaNation

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editorial director and publisher of The Nation, America’s leading source of progressive politics and culture. She served as editor of the magazine from 1995 to 2019.

Republican presidential candidate former president Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage during a rally on July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Trump Deserves Sympathy—but Not Support for His Candidacy Trump Deserves Sympathy—but Not Support for His Candidacy

Getting shot does not ennoble the target or transform victims into moral leaders.

Jul 14, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and US President Joe Biden hold a joint press conference at the Masseria San Domenico on the sidelines of the G7 Summit hosted by Italy on June 13, 2024.

10 Questions for the Candidates 10 Questions for the Candidates

On US foreign policy, the war in Ukraine, and US-Russia relations.

Jun 27, 2024 / James Carden and Katrina vanden Heuvel

A package of Ozempic at a hospital in Bonheiden, Belgium.

Time to Crack Down On Ozempic and Other Greedy Drug Prices Time to Crack Down On Ozempic and Other Greedy Drug Prices

Taking on Big Pharma is just what the (electoral) doctor prescribes.

Jun 20, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

First lady Jill Biden, President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Brigitte Macron arrive at Elysée Palace on June 8, 2024, in Paris, France.

What’s Old About Biden? (It Isn’t His Age.) What’s Old About Biden? (It Isn’t His Age.)

His foreign policy ideas are tired.

Jun 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

An interior view of the betting odds video board at the Westgate Superbook ahead of the Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers on February 9, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Is Sports Gambling a Public Health Crisis? Is Sports Gambling a Public Health Crisis?

Why a progressive approach might be a national intervention.

Jun 5, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

A Ukrainian soldier waits for orders next to the artillery at his fighting position as the Russia-Ukraine war continues in the direction of Liman, Ukraine, on May 25, 2024.

The Perils of Wider War in Eastern Europe The Perils of Wider War in Eastern Europe

We face a choice between a negotiated settlement in Ukraine and the possibility of a catastrophic war.

Jun 5, 2024 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel, James Carden for The Nation

Former president Donald Trump speaks to the media during a break in his criminal trial on May 29, 2024, in New York City.

Why the Election Is the Trump Verdict That Really Matters Why the Election Is the Trump Verdict That Really Matters

How the trials, tactics, and verdicts are a sideshow.

May 30, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism?

Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism? Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism?

Why it’s time to take Adam Tooze’s advice and “re-politicize the economy.”

May 21, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

US President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House about pro-Palestinian campus protests on May 2, 2024.

Biden’s Domestic Reforms Don’t Add Up to the Great Society Biden’s Domestic Reforms Don’t Add Up to the Great Society

But they do signal that government can make life tangibly better.

May 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Holds Gather For Another Protest On University Of Texas Campus

The Protesters’ Call for Divestment Is Not a Technical One The Protesters’ Call for Divestment Is Not a Technical One

It is a question of will, not capacity.

May 7, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

x