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Books for Our Times: Losing Our Way, by Bob Herbert

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.28.2016 | Home
Carla Seaquist

Losing Our Way is a book that will resonate with many thoughtful Americans who feel, like the author, that America has lost her way in this last half-century. That would be most Americans, actually: Two-thirds of the American public tell pollsters they feel the country is on "the wrong track."

The Most Important Book of the Year: Bob Herbert's 'Losing Our Way'

Diane Ravitch | Posted 01.06.2015 | Home
Diane Ravitch

As Bob Herbert tells us, we have lost our way. Our elected officials dream no big dreams. They have little or no concept of major public works programs to rebuild our nation's infrastructure, which would put millions of people to work and invigorate our economy.

WATCH: Restoring an America That Has Lost Its Way

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Author Bob Herbert found an America in which jobs have disappeared, infrastructure is falling apart and the "virtuous cycle" of well-paid workers spending their wages to power the economy has been broken by greed and the gap between the very rich and everyone else.

Demos Chief: Why Progressives Should Take Heart

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Sigman

At a small gathering in Los Angeles last week, Miles Rapoport, president of the 13-year-old progressive think tank Demos, declared that although the U...

Journalists Fight To Cover Poverty

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry exploded at a guest on her show over the weekend. The issue that set her off? It was poverty. Harris-Perry was disc...

New York Times Op-Ed Columnists Vie For Swanky Offices

The Atlantic Wire | Posted 12.05.2011 | Media

When Bill Keller stepped down as New York Times executive editor to write columns, the big news was obviously Jill Abramson's promotion as the first ...

Bob Herbert on Obama's Jobs Speech

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.07.2011 | Media
Tavis Smiley

2011-09-08-tavis.jpgThis evening, I spoke with former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert in advance of President Obama's address on jobs Thursday night.

WATCH: Maddow Rips Democrats Calling For Weiner's Resignation

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.14.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow and Bob Herbert had a disagreement about the Anthony Weiner scandal on Maddow's Monday show. Maddow began the segment by running thro...

Bob Herbert's New Gig

Poynter. | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media

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

A Prize for Simply Doing What's Right

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The honor of a prize for those "who speak truth to power" is ironically unfortunate. The need to speak such truth at all, to illustrate how selfish profit motives too frequently take precedence over the health care needs of real people, remains a tragedy.

Thanks, Bob

Miles Rapoport | Posted 05.28.2011 | Media
Miles Rapoport

Saturday was Bob Herbert's last column for The New York Times. The Times, the world of journalism, and all of us who want to make the world a better place, are the poorer for it.

The People's Journalist, Bob Herbert, Steps Down at The New York Times

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.28.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

No one will replace Bob Herbert at the Times, and that is our great loss, for his kind of journalism is a rarity. But, we will be watching and waiting to see what this journalists' journalist -- and our friend -- comes up with.

Bob Herbert Leaving The New York Times

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bob Herbert is leaving the New York Times after 18 years as an op-ed columnist for the paper, the Times announced Friday. Herbert's final column wi...

Sputnik and Charter Schools: Neither Has Moved American Education Off Center

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The failures in American education are due to fundamental aspects of American society -- our religiosity, spirituality, and irrationality, and our failure to integrate African-Americans into the mainstream.

Jason Linkins

No Financial Speculation Tax: Morgan Stanley Leaves Their Mark On The Chairmen | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For more on the abject unseriousness of the Deficit Commission's "chairman's mark," we go live to Dean Baker at the Center For Economic and Policy Res...

UT-Sen: 57% Lee (R), 30% Granato (D) (Deseret News 10/25-28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dan Jones and Associates for the Deseret News 10/25-28/10; 1,206 likely voters, 3% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Dan Jones release ...

UT-Sen: 48% Lee (R), 32% Granato (D) (Mason-Dixon/Salt Lake Tribune 10/25-27)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mason-Dixon for the Salt Lake Tribune 10/25-27/10; 625 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Tribune release Utah 2010 ...

How Seniors can save American Education and the Economy

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bernard Starr

Seniors embody a vast reservoir of skills, talent and wisdom that we gratuitously salute but do not harness for productive roles. How can seniors save American education and insure a 21st century-ready workforce?

Corroded infrastructure 2010/Robert Smithson's Writings on Entropy, 1966-67

Mira Schor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mira Schor

This week my graduate seminar students (at Parsons Fine Arts MFA) and I had a great discussion leading from Robert Smithson's writings on entropy to i...

The Morality Disconnect

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

The GOP have genuine disdain for the underclass. The truly sad part is that they've brainwashed poor Republicans into going along with their scheme to permanently quarantine the undesirables.

You've Got Homework! (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Writing about an educational partnership between the New York City Department of Education and Bard College that allows highly motivated students to c...

Labor Day and the Start of the Semester

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Roth

As students plan their courses for the fall, and as faculty plan their curricula, how should we connect the reality of labor and unemployment to the broad liberal learning we so value?

Shop the Economy Back to Health? Not When You're Unemployed!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

I'm no economist and my stint as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal was years back now. But you don't have to be a business expert or a rocket scientist to know when a newspaper byline is total bulls***.

Progressives Deserve to Be Worried About the Obama Administration

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

The progressive house the Obama administration has built so far is like the home built of straw in the story of "The Three Little Pigs". It looks okay, but when the Big Bad Wolf comes along he has no trouble blowing it over.

Nuke Accident Would Dwarf Oil Spill

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

As lessons of the Deepwater fiasco are learned, we must understand the hard truth that certain energy sources pose very high risks to our security and health.