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This week’s guest:

Katrina vanden Heuvel

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Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel has been The Nation’s editor since 1995 and publisher since 2005. We’ll talk with her about Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s recent comments, insinuating that Barack Obama and some unnamed members of Congress hold “antiAmerican views.”

After Bachmann’s comments, her previously underdog opponent, El Tinklenberg, got a tsunami of money from all over the country. As the Los Angeles Times reported: “Every time aides hit ‘refresh’ on their computers, hundreds more online donations appeared. Downstairs, the postal carrier spent 10 minutes trying to cram a two-foot stack of envelopes stuffed with checks into the mail slot. “It’s been raining money,” said Beth DeZiel, 39, Tinklenberg’s dazed deputy finance director. “There’s so much, we can barely keep up. It’s unbelievable.”

Katrina is a frequent commentator on American and international politics on MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Boston Globe, and she is the recipient of numerous awards. Her weblog for thenation.com is “Editor’s Cut.” She is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and she lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

ARTICLE:
“After Hardball”
October 23, 2008
Editor’s Cut, The Nation

WEBSITE:
The Nation

BLOG:
Editor’s Cut

BOOKS:
co-editor of Taking Back America–And Taking Down The Radical Right, (NationBooks, 2004)

editor of The Dictionary of Republicanisms, (NationBooks, 2005)

co-editor of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev’s Reformers, (Norton, 1989)

editor of The Nation: 1865-1990.

editor of the collection A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy and September 11, 2001.

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