Betsy Reed is executive editor of The Nation, where she focuses on domestic politics, labor, women’s rights, education, reporting from war zones and special investigative projects. She is the co-editor of the New York Times bestseller Going Rouge: Sarah Palin–An American Nightmare, a critical examination of the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate. She writes frequently on women and politics and blogs at

She is the editor of Unnatural Disaster: The Nation on Hurricane Katrina, a collection of the magazine’s coverage of the storm and its aftermath, and Nothing Sacred: Women Respond to Religious Fundamentalism and Terror, an anthology of essays by feminists published in the wake of 9/11.