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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.

The Monkey, The Organ Grinder, & the Swift Boating of Van Jones

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

We need rope, lots of it, to let the right wing shark-osphere hang themselves in their xenophobic obsessions. Because what won't deter them is shame. There is no shame to these hacks.

Van Jones May Be Better Off on the Outside

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Van Jones' transition from outside activist to inside political player wasn't as easy as it may appear. As an activist, the First Amendment protects Jones, but inside-the-Beltway politics is played by different rules.

Yes We Can -- And We Are

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

In the past two weeks alone, we've taken several really major steps forward to a clean-energy future. It's clear that we not only can but should cut our carbon emissions much faster than anyone in Congress is talking about.

Van Jones' Vision of Green Jobs Will Endure

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The ideas Van so eloquently communicates have become mainstream today, and that is threatening to the far right and their friends at Fox News.

Green News Report - September 8, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's report: the rising cost of fighting wildfires, and is Jaws back?

The Right Wing Attack Machine Behind the Van Jones Affair

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

You won't be surprised that Glenn Beck wasn't the mastermind behind the campaign to remove Van Jones. The attack was orchestrated by a fringe group of free-marketeers called Americans for Prosperity.

Glenn Beck: Stop the Insanity

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

How did it happen that just a few media pundits can disseminate vitriol and misinformation into millions of homes, and cast it as real news?

Cass Sunstein Attacks Frustrate Conservative Fans

Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...The campaign against Sunstein has largely written itself. One of the most regularly cited legal scholars, the author, co-author, or editor of dozen...

Who Is Next After Van Jones?

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

The Obama administration has lost more than a brilliant advocate. By failing to stand up and to call out Beck for his smears, it has lost power at a time when it needs every ounce of power.

Some Personal Thoughts About Van Jones Being Driven to Resign

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

Beck, Hannity and crew are clearly and deliberately out to take down Obama any way they can, in part by railing on his "czars." Van Jones was a hatchet job to undermine the president.

Bent But Not Broken

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Going into tonight's big speech, the question is this: Is the relationship between Obama and the progressive community broken or just bent?

Nicholas Sabloff

How Environmental Activist Van Jones' Book "The Green Collar Economy" Reached The NYT Best Sellers List | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Social and environmental activist Van Jones felt he had important message about the economy, energy prices and global warming to impart in his book "T...

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.

What Would Van Do?

Jakada Imani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jakada Imani

Now, more than ever, we must redouble our efforts to create a green-collar economy that truly creates opportunity for all.

Wall Street Journal: "Glenn Beck Counts For More At the Obama White House" Than the Progressive Movement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The White House answers more to Glenn Beck than it does to the progressive base of the Democratic Party that got them into the White House in the first place.

Obama Has Fed His Green Jones to King CONG

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

As an informed, exciting and compelling presenter, Van Jones made clear that the "green collar economy" is tangible and terrific. With Jones gone we have to worry that Obama might now repeat history.

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.

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.