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Books for Our Times: Losing Our Way, by Bob Herbert
Writer-playwright on politics, culture, and ethical-moral issues
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'
, Guest Writer
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
Miles: "The AFL-CIO Convention was a very interesting case in point. The AFL has long had the reputation of an exclusive
Journalists Fight To Cover Poverty
New York Times Op-Ed Writers Vie For Swanky Office Space
When Bill Keller stepped down as New York Times executive editor to write columns, the big news was obviously Jill Abramson's
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.
Rachel Maddow And Bob Herbert Argue About Anthony Weiner (VIDEO)
Maddow began the segment by running through a long list of stories that the scandal was crowding out, and she brought on
Bob Herbert Joins Demos Think Tank
By Poynter., Poynter.
Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has joined the think tank Demos, the organization announced Tuesday night. Herbert
A Prize for Simply Doing What's Right
Founder of Tarbell.org
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 Expanded and 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 New York Times
In a message to staffers, Herbert said that "for some time now I have grown eager to move beyond the constriction of the
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
The deficit report put out by the commission's co-chairs, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, had one striking omission. It
UT-Sen: 57% Lee (R), 30% Granato (D) (Deseret News 10/25-28)
Jump to comments Dan Jones and Associates for the Deseret News 10/25-28/10; 1,206 likely voters, 3% margin of error Mode
UT-Sen: 48% Lee (R), 32% Granato (D) (Mason-Dixon/Salt Lake Tribune 10/25-27)
Mason-Dixon for the Salt Lake Tribune 10/25-27/10; 625 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews
How Seniors can save American Education and the Economy
College Professor (Emeritus, City University of N.Y),psycholog...
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?
CULTURE & ARTS
Corroded infrastructure 2010/Robert Smithson's Writings on Entropy, 1966-67
Painter and writer living in New York City
& Thank you to a new Facebook friend who just brought to my attention Rudolf Arnheim's essay Entropy and Art: An Essay on
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.
CULTURE & ARTS
You've Got Homework! (VIDEOS)
San Francisco-based arts critic
"When you look at the variety of public schools that have worked well in the U.S. -- in cities big and small, and in suburban
Labor Day and the Start of the Semester
Michael S. Roth
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!
Freelance journalist and fiction writer
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
Social Systems Scientist & World Peace Advocate
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
The Shirley Sherrod story tells us so much about ourselves, and none of it is pretty. The most obvious and shameful fact
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