Van Jones

Van Jones appears in the following:

Bridging the Partisan Divide Over the Last Year

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Van Jones talks about his search for a way to bridge the partisan divide.

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Van Jones Tackles 'The Messy Truth' About Our Political Divide

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CNN political contributor and host Van Jones joins us to discuss his new book, "Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together."

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Oscar-Nominated Documentaries: '13th'

Thursday, February 16, 2017

CNN political commentator Van Jones talks about Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary "13th," which he appears in, as well as national political news.

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Van Jones on Whitelash and Finding Political Common Ground

Monday, December 05, 2016

The CNN political commentator has faced an unexpectedly fierce backlash against his characterization of Trump's win as a "whitelash." Here, he puts that comment in a fuller context.

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Van Jones on Rebuilding the Dream

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Green economy pioneer Van Jones discusses his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider. In Rebuild the Dream, he explains why he resigned his post as a special advisor to the Obama White House and proposes a plan to fix our democracy and renew the American dream.

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Van Jones on How to 'Rebuild the Dream'

Monday, April 02, 2012

In the summer of 2009, Van Jones, special adviser on the environment and green jobs to President Obama, faced a media firestorm. It was fueled by investigations into his past. Jones, a committed environmental activist and civil rights attorney, resigned the following September. "On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide," he said at the time. Since Jones resigned over two years ago, President Obama has faced mounting criticism from environmental activists, while contenders for the GOP nomination claim that the president is too extreme in his efforts to protect the environment.

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Van Jones' American Dream

Friday, July 08, 2011

We've already had an austerity program given to us by Wall Street when it destroyed the economy in 2008; to add a public sector austerity program is the height of foolishness. — Van ...

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Van Jones' American Dream

Friday, July 08, 2011

Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former Obama administration green jobs advisor Van Jones talks about his new project "Rebuild the Dream."

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Green Collar Check-In

Monday, May 24, 2010

Van Jones, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and author of The Green Collar Economy (Harper One 2008), weighs in on public policy and the environment. 

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The Obama Administration and the Legacy of the NAACP

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This week the NAACP is convening for its centennial celebration in New York City and The Takeaway is talking to leaders from around the country about the future of this 100-year old i...

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A green energy briefing for Obama

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"We can't ride the bucking bronco of day-to-day oil prices to determine our strategy."
-- Van Jones, author of "The Green Collar Economy"

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Following Up: Green Jobs as Economic Stimulus

Monday, November 03, 2008

Jacob Sullum, New York Post columnist and senior editor of Reason, the libertarian monthly, and Van Jones, founder and president of Green for All, co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and the author of, The Green Collar Economy (Harper ...

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Joe the Recycler

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Van Jones, founder and president of Green for All, co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and the author of The Green Collar Economy talks about green collar jobs and how they can not only save the planet, but our economy.

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Green Collar Jobs

Friday, July 04, 2008

Majora Carter, founder and executive director of Sustainable South Bronx, and Van Jones, founder and president of Green For All, talk about environmental justice, their activist heroes, and building an inclusive--and green--economy.

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