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Glenn Beck vs. Van Jones: McCarthyism Enters the 21st Century

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

If you serve a right-wing Republican president you can write or say anything you want. But if you serve a liberal Democratic president, like the "pinks" who fell to McCarthyism, you can be taken down.

Van Jones and the Boycott of Beck

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

Glenn Beck may claim a notch in his belt, but he's also helped push Van Jones back into an arena where he can be much more effective, as a grass-roots organizer.

Fox News Teamed with Big Biz Astroturf Group to Force Out Van Jones

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

The racism and red-baiting suffered by Jones at the hands of Beck and his admirers are simply key elements in a marketing strategy designed to serve Very Big Business.

Glenn Beck, The New Edward R. Murrow Of Fox News: What Happens Next?

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

Fox is a great punching bag, but no one wants to admit its anchors have the power to bring down a White House official.

The New McCarthyism, Just Like the Old McCarthyism

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Curtis Fox

The McCarthyist goal was to purge government of progressive people and ideas. It was highly effective in the fifties and early sixties, and it is proving frighteningly effective today.

Government by Lynch Mob -- Obama Should Ignore Critics and Just Lead

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

On issue after issue, Obama is acting like he is soon to run for re-election, instead of being a president with a massive mandate still only months into his administration.

Next Steps for My Friend, Van Jones

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

In all the stories swirling around Glen Beck/Fox's smear campaign on my long-time friend and colleague Van Jones, I hardly recognized who they were talking about.

Labor Day of Infamy: Who Killed the Jobs of Van Jones and Coal Miners?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

How easy to be cynical on this Labor Day, and declare it a day that will live in infamy for coal miners and coalfield residents and green job advocates across the nation.

Despite Van Jones Controversy, Credibility is President's Key Asset

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

President Obama faces two kinds of nasty, but related smears: one for who he is, and the other on the issues.

Farewell to Van Jones and His Green Jobs Agenda

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

Saturday night's surprising resignation of Van Jones and the controversy leading up to to it reveals all that is good and great about our political system. It also reveals all that is bad and sad about it.

CNN Debate on Van Jones: Obama Sells Us Out to Political Terrorist Glenn Beck & His Lynch Mob

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

If we, as a movement, cannot stand up for a genuine progressive hero like Van Jones, then we will not be able to stand up for anything, much less major legislative initiatives.

Thank You, Glenn Beck!

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Thank you, Glenn Beck. By helping force the resignation of Van Jones, you have done a great service to your country. But in the exact opposite way than you intended.

The New "Hope" of Barack Obama

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

These are troubling times for those who supported Barack Obama for President.

Glenn Beck's Next Target: Cass Sunstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As he makes a real impact in pushing conservative fringe attacks on Obama administration officials into the mainstream, Glenn Beck's Twitter feed has ...

Obama Swiftboats Van Jones

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Van Jones' resignation isn't a testament to the frenetic dry-drunk tirades of a delusional Fox employee. It is due to the Obama administration's failure to rightfully and necessarily defend a valuable member of its team.

Van Jones: The Partisan Politics of Mutually Assured Distraction

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Van Jones was the best person for the job he just relinquished. He would have helped Republican lawmakers in their districts. He would have created jobs. He would have made a difference.

We All Blew It

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

What we underestimated was the power of the fact that both Jones and Obama are black. Yes, the hysteria was about politics, but it was enabled by race.

Taking the Movement Out of the Obama White House

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Van Jones was one of the only people in the White House who came out of grassroots movement work and not just political/partisan hack work.

Called to Serve

Ferentz LaFargue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ferentz LaFargue

Let us be clear that Van Jones' resignation is not a defeat for the Obama administration, but it's a defeat for anyone who believes in public service.

Stand With Van Jones, A Real Patriot

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Do President Obama and his top staff have the strength to stand up to the right-wing attack machine, and will they carry out the agenda Americans elected them to accomplish?

Ryan Grim

Glenn Beck Gets First Scalp: Van Jones Resigns | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: On "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos, Gibbs told Stephanopoulos that Obama thanks Jones for his service but doesn't endorse his views or ...

I Stand with Van Jones

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Sadly, the Obama administration appears to be wavering in its support of Jones. This is not acceptable.

Van Jones, Obama Advisor, Resigns Amid Controversy

AP | WILL LESTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The White House environmental adviser under fire for inflammatory statements made before he joined the administration resigned afte...

WATCH: President Obama's Video Address To Our Schoolchildren

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

We have obtained "leaked footage" of President Obama's speech to our nation's children. Take a look. But be warned, it may shock and horrify you.

Van Jones Responds To Criticism Stirred By Glenn Beck: I'm Not A Truther

Time | Posted by Michael Scherer Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 9:44 Pm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In response to a torrent of criticism, originated and directed by Fox News's Glenn Beck, White House adviser Van Jones has apologized for some of his ...