Lizzy Ratner

Senior Editor

Lizzy Ratner is a Senior Editor at The Nation.

The 1990s Were Meant to Be the End of History—Instead They Birthed the Future

The 1990s Were Meant to Be the End of History—Instead They Birthed the Future The 1990s Were Meant to Be the End of History—Instead They Birthed the Future

Welcome to The Nation’s '90s issue, a heady romp through the decade that set the stage for the present moment.

Dec 12, 2022 / Lizzy Ratner, Regina Mahone, Ludwig Hurtado, and Alana Pockros

Going Beyond Inclusion in Independent Media

Going Beyond Inclusion in Independent Media Going Beyond Inclusion in Independent Media

A conversation with journalists Laura Flanders, Sara Lomax-Reese, and S. Mitra Kalita about the future of Black and brown media organizations.

May 13, 2022 / S. Mitra Kalita, Sara Lomax-Reese, Laura Flanders, Lizzy Ratner, and D.D. Guttenplan

Reopening Schools: Is New York City Keeping Its Most Vulnerable Kids Safe?

Reopening Schools: Is New York City Keeping Its Most Vulnerable Kids Safe? Reopening Schools: Is New York City Keeping Its Most Vulnerable Kids Safe?

The mayor calls the city’s Covid-19 protocols the “gold standard,” but epidemiologist Michael Osterholm says there’s a lot more the city can and must do.

Oct 8, 2021 / Lizzy Ratner

Harvey Weinstein’s Greatest Enabler Was Hollywood Itself

Harvey Weinstein’s Greatest Enabler Was Hollywood Itself Harvey Weinstein’s Greatest Enabler Was Hollywood Itself

The entire film industry is built on pervasive and entrenched sexism. That’s what needs to change.

Oct 15, 2017 / Lizzy Ratner

Nobody Wanted to Take Us In: The Story of Jared Kushner’s Family, and Mine

Nobody Wanted to Take Us In: The Story of Jared Kushner’s Family, and Mine Nobody Wanted to Take Us In: The Story of Jared Kushner’s Family, and Mine

As Trump bars refugees and Muslim immigrants from coming to this country, it’s worth remembering the Jews who were shut out the last time we closed our borders—like Jared Kush...

Jan 26, 2017 / Feature / Lizzy Ratner

Amy Goodman Dakota Access

Amy Goodman: ‘The State Cannot Stop This Journalism.’ Amy Goodman: ‘The State Cannot Stop This Journalism.’

Goodman goes free as a North Dakota judge concludes that covering the Dakota Access Pipeline is not a crime.

Oct 20, 2016 / Lizzy Ratner

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman Is Facing Jail Time for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All. Amy Goodman Is Facing Jail Time for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All.

The charges against Goodman are a clear attack on journalism and freedom of the press.

Oct 15, 2016 / Lizzy Ratner

Michael Ratner Was a Fearless Warrior for Justice—He Was Also My Beloved Uncle

Michael Ratner Was a Fearless Warrior for Justice—He Was Also My Beloved Uncle Michael Ratner Was a Fearless Warrior for Justice—He Was Also My Beloved Uncle

My relationship with Michael was entwined not only with questions of war, peace, and justice—but also with more intimate questions of family, aspirations, disappointments, anxiety,...

May 18, 2016 / Lizzy Ratner

John Cameron Mitchell’s Journey From Reaganite to Punk Queen

John Cameron Mitchell’s Journey From Reaganite to Punk Queen John Cameron Mitchell’s Journey From Reaganite to Punk Queen

As Hedwig prepares a national tour, its creator talks with our editors about the show’s genesis, ’90s New York, and socialist project management.

Oct 22, 2015 / Kai Wright and Lizzy Ratner

‘The Story of Hurry’—a Children’s Book that Brings Gaza to Life

‘The Story of Hurry’—a Children’s Book that Brings Gaza to Life ‘The Story of Hurry’—a Children’s Book that Brings Gaza to Life

In this uncommon book by Emma Williams, Jean Stein and Ibrahim Quraishi, a donkey tries to cheer Gaza’s traumatized children—by becoming a zebra.

Dec 24, 2014 / Books & the Arts / Lizzy Ratner

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