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  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Parents outraged over finance class reading (NH Conservative Parents Push Back, Liberal Freak Out)

    12/06/2010 10:41:06 AM PST · by Article10 · 133 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | 12/6/2010 | GREG KWASNIK
    BEDFORD – The parents of a Bedford teen are calling for the ouster of school officials who assigned their son a book that refers to Jesus Christ as a "wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist." "We had almost PhD people letting this fumble through their fingers, and they all said it was grand," said Dennis Taylor, a conservative Christian. "I think there should be a review of these individuals and perhaps some firing done."
  • Who is Hillary Clinton?

    06/30/2007 6:42:00 AM PDT · by pabianice · 54 replies · 1,941+ views
    The Nation ^ | 6/30/07 | Ehrenreich
    One theory, which functions as a kind of cargo cult among some American liberals, is that behind the bland, smiling, exterior and the thick gauze of platitudes, crouches a fiery liberal feminist, ready, when she has finally amassed enough power--say in her second term as President--to spring forth and save the world. If Carl Bernstein's exhausting 600-page biography, A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, accomplishes anything, it should be to euthanize this touching hope. Hillary Rodham Clinton was always a moderate, given to centrist, technocratic. In her lifetime, she has glided effortlessly from one side to...
  • New York Times Lecture on the Middle Class Includes Socialist ( Comrade Ehrenreich )

    08/07/2006 10:00:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 380+ views
    News alert ^ | August 07, 2006 | Steve Bartin
    The New York Times is giving a lecture on the Middle Class. None other than Comrade Barbara Ehrenreich, a leader of the Democratic Socialists of America, will be one of the panelists. The Times doesn't want you to know that Comrade Ehrenreich is a living, breathing, socialist so they just say Barbara Ehrenreich-author of 13 books, including the bestselling “Nickel and Dimed”. That way you will not get confused on what's the difference between the "progressive editorials" of Gail Collins and socialism. No word yet on whether Comrade Ehrenreich wants to share her personal wealth with the people.
  • Two Centuries of Family Values

    05/20/2006 7:02:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 331+ views ^ | May 10, 2006 | Gary DeMar
    Barbara Ehrenreich, author of a number of books pushing Marxist ideology and articles hostile to the role of Christianity and politics, claims that the “fear of governmental tyranny kept the Founding Fathers from proscribing anything like ‘family values.’ Homosexuality was not unknown 200 years ago; nor was abortion. But these were matters, like religion, that the founders left to individual conscience.”1 This is a remarkable assertion since the thirteen colonies that became our nation’s first thirteen states had laws on the books making sodomy a crime. In some cases sodomy was punished by death!2 In Bowers vs. Hardwick, the court...
  • We're Here, We're Square, Get Used to It (Democratic Party losing housewife vote)

    05/03/2006 5:54:47 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 43 replies · 1,963+ views
    TIME Magazine Online ^ | 5/3/06 | Caitlin Flanagan
    [T]here is apparently no room for me in the Democratic Party. In fact, I have spent much of the past week on a forced march to the G.O.P. And the bayonet at my back isn't in the hands of the Republicans; the Democrats are the bullyboys. Such lions of the left as Barbara Ehrenreich, the writers at Salon and much of the Upper West Side of Manhattan have made it abundantly clear to me that I ought to start packing my bags. I'm not leaving, but sometimes I wonder: When did I sign up to be the beaten wife of...
  • Nickel & Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (A Review) - Obnoxious Book Alert

    07/07/2002 7:19:46 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 44 replies · 288+ views
    Just spent a lazy summer afternoon in the backyard devouring some books. The kids are in camp and I'm taking advantage of the quiet time! Anyway, one of the books I read should have come with a barf bag. I picked it up this weekend at the Barnes & Noble on impulse because the title looked interesting (memo: Don't judge a book by its cover) and because I had a stack of history books in my hands, I didn't bother to see who the author was or to even look inside the pages. It was a $10 paperback that I...
  • Longevity crisis? Kill Grandma

    06/08/2005 1:34:37 PM PDT · by MsGail61 · 141 replies · 2,044+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 8, 2005 | Barbara Ehrenreich
    Longevity crisis? Kill Grandma By Barbara Ehrenreich Special to The Los Angeles Times June 8, 2005 A specter is stalking the Western world, and it looks a lot like Grandma. As President Bush has repeatedly put it, the problem with Social Security is that "baby boomers will be living longer." Not "too" long, he's careful to say, but long enough to create a fiscal catastrophe. And it's not just Social Security. Medicare, as well as any company rash enough to have offered pensions, may eventually sink under the weight of its obligations to the elderly. A welfare state designed in...
  • God Owes Us an Apology (arrogant God-hater Barbara Ehrenreich)

    02/17/2005 5:17:17 PM PST · by ViLaLuz · 62 replies · 857+ views
    The Progressive ^ | March 2005 Issue | Barbara Ehrenreich
    The tsunami of sea water was followed instantly by a tsunami of spittle as the religious sputtered to rationalize God's latest felony. Here we'd been placidly killing each other a few dozen at a time in Iraq, Darfur, Congo, Israel, and Palestine, when along comes the deity and whacks a quarter million in a couple of hours between breakfast and lunch. On CNN, NPR, Fox News, and in newspaper articles too numerous for Nexis to count, men and women of the cloth weighed in solemnly on His existence, His motives, and even His competence to continue as Ruler of Everything....
  • Owning Up to Abortion

    07/22/2004 7:50:08 AM PDT · by ruddigore · 92 replies · 6,666+ views
    The NY Times OP-Ed ^ | Published: July 22, 2004 | BARBARA EHRENREICH
    bortion is legal - it's just not supposed to be mentioned or acknowledged as an acceptable option. An article in The Times on Sunday, "Television's Most Persistent Taboo," reported that a Viacom-owned channel is refusing to run the episodes of a soap opera in which the teenage heroine chooses to abort. Even "Six Feet Under," which is fearless in its treatment of sexual diversity, burdens abortion with terrible guilt. Where are those "liberal media" when you need them? You can blame a lot of folks, from media bigwigs to bishops, if we lose our reproductive rights, but it's the women...
  • The Terrorists' Leftist PR Machine

    01/11/2005 5:32:33 PM PST · by rmlew · 16 replies · 877+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 11, 2005 | Jacob Laksin
    In an op-ed for the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram, radical leftist Robert Jensen and journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, calls on Americans to pursue “the most courageous act of citizenship in the United States today: pledging to dismantle the American empire.” Jensen insists, “The United States has lost the war in Iraq, and that's a good thing.” With Professor Jensen, leftist stalwart pundits and publications—including The Nation, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Howard Zinn—have abandoned pacifism in favor of rooting for America's terrorist (“insurgent”) enemies in Iraq. To witness the extent to which the radical Left has become a willing...
  • KUCINICH Endorsed by Green, Natural Law, and Socialist Parties

    10/22/2003 2:04:26 PM PDT · by Xthe17th · 14 replies · 172+ views
    X-NADER RUNNINGMATE ENDORSES KUCINICH. Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich's Presidential campaign last week picked up the endorsement of Native American activist Winona LaDuke. Who? LaDuke was the Green Party nominee for Vice President on Ralph Nader's ticket in both 1996 and 2000. "Dennis is not a Green, but he's a Green in his heart," said LaDuke at the Minnesota Kucinich rally. Also on the third party front, Kucinich was previously endorsed by John Hagelin (the three-time Natural Law Party nominee for President) and Barbara Ehrenreich (1988 Socialist Party nominee for Vice President).
  • The Anti-Christ of North Carolina (Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickle and Dimed)

    08/05/2003 9:56:09 AM PDT · by theoverseer · 8 replies · 415+ views
    August 4, 2003 | Barbara Ehrenreich
    When I was in Scandinavia last spring promoting "Nickel and Dimed," interviewers kept asking me to tell them about the "debate" my book had provoked in the United States. I had to confess that it had provoked no debate at all, at least none that I had heard of. In fact, when my book was adopted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a reading for all incoming students in 2003, the administration expressed its conviction that it was a "relatively tame selection," at least compared to last year's choice – a collection of readings from the...