MNN roundup: Why the resignation of green jobs czar Van Jones matters
The White House special advisor for green jobs resigned his post over Labor Day weekend. Read on to learn more about the controversy that followed him after his March appointment and to understand why he's considered a rock star of the environmental community.
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 01:54 PM
The lastest headlines:
• The Fairness Doctrine: The rise and fall of the Rev. Billy James Hargis makes our media columnist long for the days.
• Glenn Beck: Did Beck ruin Van Jones' career ... or his own?
• Why Van Jones really resigned: MNN's Karl Burkart points to Americans for Prosperity.
• Our business blogger weighs in: What his resignation means for the green jobs movement.
• Who's next? One blogger says Obama should have supported Jones more vigorously.
• Video: White House senior advisor David Axelrod explains Van Jones' decision.
• Glenn Beck's view: The Fox News commentator calls Van Jones a communist.
Background on Van Jones:
• Defining green jobs: This Washington Post video interview of Jones offers an in-depth look at the man in the news.
• Despite his celebrity status, Van Jones is at heart a community organizer.
• Profile: Meet the prophet of the green collar economy.
• Middle Class Task Force: Watch a video of Vice President Joe Biden and Van Jones on growing a green middle class
• How do you define the green economy? MNN blogger offers some clarity.