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Van Jones says the Hunger Games is a more sweeping critique of wealth inequality than Elizabeth Warren's speech

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The Masons' 'student' loan tragedy updated 143 days ago

Van Jones of CNN's "Crossfire" says "student debt" should be called "education debt" because entire families are paying the cost of a broken system.

All who opposed Iraq War must oppose Syria strike updated 468 days ago

Van Jones says the carnage in Syria is heartbreaking, but launching a military strike would break faith with those who opposed the war in Iraq.

Spying issue won't go away updated 542 days ago

Van Jones says government surveillance programs are symptoms of broader changes that will shake up our government and society for many decades to come.

A trillion dollar anvil dragging us down updated 563 days ago

Van Jones says the student debt fight is back -- with a vengeance.

One way to fight guns updated 613 days ago

Van Jones says posters on show a new generation that wants to change the world for the better.

Why Obama's base is angry at him updated 618 days ago

Van Jones says it was a mistake for President Obama to advocate a new formula that will reduce Social Security benefits.

Rand Paul, a civil liberties hero and civil rights villain updated 653 days ago

Van Jones says that Sen. Rand Paul was a hero for civil liberties in challenging excessive executive power and the drone program

Obama needs to lay out a plan on climate crisis updated 654 days ago

Van Jones says in his State of the Union address, President Obama should present a concrete set of ideas to tackle climate change.

Nothing stops a bullet like a job updated 654 days ago

Van Jones says of course we need gun control. But we also must face that a lot of violence is linked to economic desperation and despair.

Don't focus on Chris Dorner's politics updated 654 days ago

Van Jones says we should not be giving an exalted place in our national discourse to the political rantings of a murderer.

Obama speech: Anti-government era is over updated 654 days ago

Van Jones says President Obama's address urging that justice must accompany liberty was the best rebuttal yet to the old Reaganite view that "liberty is all."

Crowdsourcing our economic recovery updated 654 days ago

Van Jones says a new breed of companies is leveraging the power of sharing -- and showing us the way toward a more sustainable future.

Art that calls the fiscal cliff's bluff updated 654 days ago

Van Jones says artists have gotten together to expose the fiscal cliff as a crisis manufactured to justify cuts in essential programs.

To end the fiscal showdown, tax carbon updated 654 days ago

A tax on carbon emissions could raise $1.25 trillion over 10 years, say Van Jones and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins. So what are we waiting for?

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