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Bob Herbert Joins Demos Think Tank

First Posted: 06/08/11 02:11 PM ET Updated: 08/08/11 06:12 AM ET

Bob Herbert

Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has joined the think tank Demos, the organization announced Tuesday night.

Herbert left the Times in March after 18 years as an Op-Ed columnist for the paper.

Demos announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday night that Herbert is becoming a Distinguished Senior Fellow, and will focus on economic security issues. On Wednesday, Herbert published his first blog post for Demos, entitled "The Jobs Emergency and America in Crisis." He will also contribute to The American Prospect.

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Filed by Jack Mirkinson  |