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Books for Our Times: Losing Our Way, by Bob Herbert
Writer and playwright
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'
Research Professor of Education, New York University; Author, ...
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
Managing Editor, Moyers & Company
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
Writer/Editor; Music Publisher
Journalists Fight To Cover Poverty
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Bob Herbert on Obama's Jobs Speech
PBS talk show host, PRI radio host, NYT bestselling author
This 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
Bob Herbert's New Gig
A Prize for Simply Doing What's Right
Author of Nation on the Take, How Big Money Corrupts Our Democ...
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.
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President, Common Cause
Saturday was Bob Herbert's last column for
The New York 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
Advocate for Improved Medicare For All
No one will replace Bob Herbert at the
, 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
Sputnik and Charter Schools: Neither Has Moved American Education Off Center
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.
No Financial Speculation Tax: Morgan Stanley Leaves Their Mark On The Chairmen
UT-Sen: 57% Lee (R), 30% Granato (D) (Deseret News 10/25-28)
UT-Sen: 48% Lee (R), 32% Granato (D) (Mason-Dixon/Salt Lake Tribune 10/25-27)
How Seniors can save American Education and the Economy
Psychologist; College Professor; Journalist
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
Painter and writer living in New York City
The Morality Disconnect
Radio host, journalist, allisonkilkenny.com
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)
San Francisco-based arts critic
Labor Day and the Start of the Semester
President, Wesleyan University
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!
EMERITUS FACULTY, English and Journalism, University at Albany...
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
Project Director & Chief Designer, The World Of Our Dreams
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
Cancer prevention expert, Prof. emeritus at U. of IL School of...
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.
Bob Herbert On Shirley Sherrod: Obama Running From Race Issue
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