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Kirsten Gillibrand's Opponent Criticizes Her Plans To Attend Forum With Van Jones

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is drawing political fire for her plan to attend a panel discussion with former Obama administration official Van Jon...

Bring Back Van Jones! Blindsiding Clean Energy with Dirty Coal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

I miss Van Jones. A lot of us miss President Obama's former green jobs visionary. That includes coal miners, and residents on Coal River Mountain. ...

Searching for a Minyan: Our Response to Being Censored by J Street

Kevin Coval | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Coval

Some right-wing blogs and pseudo-news organizations have churned the alarmist rumor mill about the J Street conference. What is disappointing, and troubling, is J Street's response: caving.

When Pundits Attack: The Beck-Brooks Fight

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

After the summer of townhalls and what's shaping up as the autumn of Glenn Beck, it is hard to see things through David Brooks' bifocals.

The Top Green Stories Of The ‘00s

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

IT'S NOT JUST FOR TREEHUGGERS ANYMORE The green tent gets bigger Not so long ago, the word "environmentalist" conjured upper-middle-class white people...

My Brother Loves Glenn Beck, But I Still Love My Brother

Suz Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suz Redfearn

My brother rolled into D.C. from Boston on a chartered bus, arriving in the dark outside a Marriott. I scanned the pack of fairly nondescript folks ...

Thank You, Glenn Beck: The Sequel

Melissa Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Melissa Bradley

Tides would like to extend our thanks to Glenn Beck for helping to generate attention for "The Story of Stuff", one of the projects we proudly support -- though his assertions were totally bizarre.

From ACORN to Van Jones, the Online Rightroots Flexes Its Muscles

Matt Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Matt Lewis

Online success has more to do with passion and intensity than with technological sophistication. And in politics, the outsiders -- not the establishment -- own passion.

The Return Of McCarthyism: Hysteria In Action On The Right (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE 9/22/09*** I haven't found another embeddable version yet, but sharp-eyed reader Mark points out that you can watch the video here. ***UPDA...

Time Magazine Gives Glenn Beck a Rave Review

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

David Von Drehle's article is a clinic for journalism students who wish to learn about faux balance, false equivalencies, straw men, and omissions of important facts.

The Right Shoves Obama Even More Rightward

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Right isn't just dominating the political debate. It has driven Obama -- not to the center; he was never really anywhere else politically -- but to the right of center on some issues.

Time Misses the Mark with Glenn Beck Cover Story

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Glenn Beck thinks Time's cover story on him is fair. This alone should make it clear to the casual observer that it is in fact anything but.

Think Again: The Conspiracy Nuts Take Over

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Either by denial or by omission, pundits and politicians claim that they don't believe birther accusations. Nonetheless, they stand in alliance with professed birthers.

Van Jones Breaks Silence On Resignation: 'Nothing But Love For Obama'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On September 15th, Van Jones addressed his friends and supporters about his recent resignation with the following e-mail message. Dear Friends: My fa...

Enough With The Apologies! When Mea Culpa Just Doesn't Cut It

Nelson Montana | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nelson Montana

There is nothing in life more meaningless than an apology, yet it's become a panacea for just about any behavior, no matter how inappropriate, how vile, classless or sickening. It's down right fashionable!

An Invitation to Redemption for Joe Wilson and Van Jones

Patty Limerick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Patty Limerick

The American people have an unfortunate habit of taking valuable public servants who have made stupid public statements and forming an instant bucket-brigade to deliver those public servants to the trash heap of history.

Drudge, Limbaugh, and the Sad Return of "Racial America"

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

There's a lot there for a thoughtful, conservative critique of Obama. But that's not where the conversation is going right now -- it's all about the shiny black object.

Repeat After Me: 'The Czars Are Ruining America!'

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

the Democrats are always scrambling against a rhetoric that they can't parry and don't ever seem to have anticipated. Now it's the czars.

New Rule: Float Like Obama, Sting Like Ali

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Here's the thing: Muhammad Ali also had a way with words, but it helped enormously that he could also punch guys in the face.

Most Americans Wish The 9/11 Families Peace Today. And Then There's Glenn Beck.

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

As emotional as 9/11 was for all of us, nothing compares to what families who lost a loved one experienced that day. A fact that is totally lost on Glenn Beck.

Glenn Beck's Witch Hunt: Who's Next?

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Emboldened by his success, Mr. Beck, along with Lou Dobbs, Rush Limbaugh and their extremist cohorts are moving on to their next progressive targets.

AFL-CIO Convention: Solidarity with Van Jones?

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

f labor wants to promote green jobs, labor should embrace Van Jones -- publicly, loudly, and fast -- at the AFL-CIO Convention.

Green Jobs In America

Sandra Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Thompson

It is patriotic to support green jobs -- and we shouldn't need to call them "Red, White and Blue Jobs" to convince anyone otherwise.

Glenn Beck's "Deep-Seated Hatred" for Obama and Why Fox News Won't Budge

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

If Bill O'Reilly has the "no-spin zone," Glenn Beck seems to have the "sponsor-free zone" of late. In fact, at least 62 companies have ceased advertising on his Fox News program in recent weeks.

A Line in the Sand Against Beck

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Rucker

Beck, in league with big business groups, is seeking to derail the president's agenda, and taking out Van Jones is the vehicle for undermining clean energy and green jobs.