van jones

Inside the Organized Left’s Courtship of Occupy Wall Street

When Richard Trumka, the head of the nation’s largest labor union coalition, the AFL-CIO, visited the Occupy Wall Street protesters last week, he offered a simple message. “We are going to support them in any way we can,” he said. “We’re not going to try to usurp them in any way.” Those marching orders have since been spread across the …

In the Arena In the Arena

The Republican Response

Last week I said that it would probably be best for Van Jones–who used to go around saying that he was a communist and then signed a “truther” petition–to resign his job as one of the President’s environmental advisers.

Now, it seems, the Republicans have designated a former birther–that is, one of those paranoid nitwits who …

White House Declines To Express Confidence In Van Jones

[This post has been corrected and updated. See notes below in brackets.]

Last night, Van Jones, an adviser to the Council on Environmental Quality, released a statement apologizing for some of his past remarks, and disavowing his signature on a 2004 petition raising questions about the Bush Administration’s involvement in allowing the …