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Van Jones Slams Jeb in Debate as ‘Oatmeal Getting Colder’; Gushed over ‘Unreal,’ ‘Authentic’ Kasich

Speaking during CNN’s analysis of the first 2016 Republican presidential debate on Thursday night, CNN political commentator and former Obama White House adviser Van Jones panned Jeb Bush’s performance as “terrible” and “like oatmeal getting colder” but praised Ohio Governor John Kasich as “just unreal,” “emotional,” and an “authentic guy who cares.”

Scott Walker Claims He Still Doesn't Know If Obama Is A Christian

As Van Jones discussed in the clip above from this Sunday's State of the Union on CNN, over the objections from "Boss Hogg" Haley Barbour, who of course defended him, Wisconsin Gov. and presidential contender Scott Walker knew full well...Show More Summary

Boom for Whom? Making Sure Blacks Aren’t Left in the Dark When It Comes to Solar Energy

Van Jones started Green for All, a national nongovernmental organization focused on building a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty, because he saw a simple demand and an easy solution to it. There were people in communities of color who needed jobs and, to Jones, the most important work to be done is to repower America with clean energy.

Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration?

This week President Obama launched a major push to reform the country’s criminal justice system. The President described what he called a "broken system" in an address at the NAACP’s annual convention, praising the "unlikely bedfellows" campaigning together for criminal justice reform including the Koch Brothers and Van Jones. Show More Summary

Ethical, Safe, and Effective use of Digital Data in Civil Society

A great set of speeches from the Media Impact Funders Conference - Van Jones, Brewster Kahle, Erin McKean, Craig Newmark. And me.All the speeches are here.

CNN’s Van Jones: Obama ‘Behind the Curve’ on Criminal Justice Reform

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

President Barack Obama was the latest to hop upon the criminal justice reform bandwagon in a speech to the NAACP yesterday. CNN commentator and former Obama administration official Van Jones noticed.

Jake Tapper Says Hillary Was 'Fairly Moderate' -- Then Retracts It

On Sunday’s State of the Union, host Jake Tapper was talking to his panel about the enthusiasm gap between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton among liberals. Tapper asked Van Jones: “ Van, when she was a senator, correct me if I'm wrong, she was a fairly moderate Democrat. Show More Summary

White Guy Terrorism Is Media’s Favorite Story

Former White House “green jobs czar” Van Jones joined a vast chorus last week when he voiced his opinion that a double standard exists in the way we discuss white guy terrorism versus other varieties. Jones, who is a 9/11 truther, a self-described communist, and a supporter of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, sounded about […]

Van Jones: GOP Using ‘Old’ ’Anti-Civil Rights Rhetoric’ on Gay Marriage

On Sunday’s State of the Union, CNN’s Van Jones accused those who oppose the Supreme Court's decision to ignore the normal legislative process on gay marriage of pushing “the old state’s rights rhetoric that was anti-civil rights rhetoric of the past than embracing the future.”

Van Jones: 'So Many Of Us Were Afraid It Would Be Obama Who Was Assassinated'

Right after President Obama's powerful eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Don Lemon and Van Jones had a great discussion about what it meant to them personally and what it means to the larger African-American community. Both were taken...Show More Summary

Glenn Beck's Site Praises Liberal Commentator Van Jones For Charleston Remarks

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

In the face of national tragedy, partisan news outlets often sow discord with predictable cynicism -- getting your viewers riled up is good for ratings. Last week's tragic shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina,...Show More Summary

Will the Strange Bedfellow Team of Van Jones and Newt Gingrich Push Congress to Reverse Decades of Criminal Justice and Prison Policy?

On some racial justice issues, Van Jones says its easier to work with conservatives than liberals. Washington’s newest unlikely power couple is the head-turning combination of Newt Gingrich, the white-haired former House Speaker andShow More Summary

De Blasio’s National Strategy Leaks

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Everyone from Susan Sarandon to Van Jones is helping draft and push de Blasio’s new “Contract with America,” which will push for paid sick leave and free, universal pre-K.

A Novel Legal Defense

When we go after CNN, Don Lemon is a ripe target, but it is important to remember how awful Erin Burnett is every single day. She just had Van Jones and some other lawyer on discussing the charges against the police in Baltimore, and stated she felt the charge of depraved heart murder for the [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

The Great Purple Issue of Criminal Justice Reform

What do Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Cory Booker, Tim Scott, Elijah Cummings, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, John Kasich, Bob Goodlatte, Koch Industries and the Tea Party-aligned group FreedomWorks have in common? They all agree...Show More Summary

Want to Win the Climate Fight? Engage Communities of Color

By Congresswoman Barbara Lee & Van Jones As we celebrate Earth Day, it's a good time to remember that pollution and climate change aren't just environmental issues. They're justice issues. Worldwide, people of color shoulder a heavier burden from toxic water, contaminated air, and dwindling natural resources. Show More Summary

A Second Chance for Young Offenders

Last month, I was honored to co-host an amazing and genuinely bipartisan summit on criminal-justice reform, along with my friends Van Jones, Donna Brazile, and Pat Nolan. Nearly 600 citizens from both parties came together to discuss real solutions for our country's failing incarceration system. Show More Summary

The STEM Jobs Gap and Minority Youth Engagement

#YesWeCode, led by Van Jones, advocates for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) inclusion and wider access to computer science education for minority students across the country.

Van Jones on CNN: GOP 'Not in Touch' With Minorities, 'Don't Care' About Their Communities

It is not surprising that Rand Paul has a media target on his chest for announcing himself as a Republican presidential candidate. What is unusual is the fact that CNN saw fit to bring in Van Jones, a man with flirtations with communism...Show More Summary

The One Thing Republicans And Democrats Are Working Together To Achieve

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Last week former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, conservative activist Pat Nolan, and authors Van Jones and Donna Brazile hosted the Bipartisan Summit On Criminal Justice Reform. Congress members from both sides of the aisle attended...Show More Summary

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