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.”
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 […]
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.”
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
#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.
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
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