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Logansquare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 03:52 PM
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EHRENREICH JOINS THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED PAGE
"Barbara Ehrenreich, an award-winning author, will pen a column for The New York Times Op-Ed page as a guest columnist for one month beginning July 1. Her column will appear on Thursdays and Sundays in place of Thomas L. Friedman's column while he is on sabbatical to finish a book about geopolitics."

Too bad she isn't replacing Tommy Outsource for good...
todhttp://www.poynter.org/forum/?id=misc#barbara
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 03:54 PM
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1. I hope she's good. I HATE that slimy creep Friedman!
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 04:18 PM
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6. She's WONDERFUL
Check out her latest book, "Nickled and Dimed." It should be required reading for every welfare to work whiner in the country. It should also be required reading for every twit who thinks the minimum wage doesn't need to be raised.

She's a wonderful writer. I sincerely hope they've learned their lesson on taking dictation from right wing stink thanks and the RNC controlled White House and keep her on permanently.

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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-04 05:37 AM
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14. My wife read it
She's pretty a-political and votes Democratic out of habit, mostly. The book was a eye-opener for her. It also made me very solicitous of every waiter or waitress or cashier I come across. No matter how bad a day I'm having, I never take it out on them -- they're not getting paid enough to put up with my bullshit.
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-04 06:24 AM
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15. That's the reaction I had to the book.
Read it, and you'll never stiff a waitress out of a tip again. I've been to plenty of restaurants where the waitresses and busboys were obviously working their asses off, yet the service was still slow, mainly because the place was packed to the walls, there weren't enough staff to handle it, etc. People like us who have read Barbara's book are less likely to blame the waitstaff and take it in stride. Heck, if you're in a hurry, go to McDonald's.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-04 07:24 AM
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17. St. Barbara
The Patron Saint of Working Stiffs!
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 03:54 PM
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2. Friedman writing about geopolitics... oh that's rich
Edited on Wed Jun-30-04 03:55 PM by ixion
That guy doesn't know his head from his a** about geopolitics.

By way of example, look at his call on the invasion of Iraq, for starters.


*sigh*

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 03:56 PM
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3. Maybe she's wised up in four years and will vote for Kerry.
I will never forget the condescending editorial she wrote in 2000 on why she was voting for Nader. Of course, it't not privilleged people like her who suffered in the Bush Administration, but maybe she wised up.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 04:17 PM
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5. Anybody have that editorial - I'd love to read it?
Loved her book "Nickel and Dimed" but didn't realize she voted Nader. What state was she voting in? Just wondering if it was in a battleground or "safe" state.

Well hope she's wised up and will be interesting to read her NYT columns. Hope she has an email to respond to. Thanks for the news.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 04:20 PM
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8. Here: Three articles, pre and post election
Edited on Wed Jun-30-04 04:25 PM by bluestateguy
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Logansquare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 04:59 PM
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9. I love her advocacy for the poor, hate her support of Nader
Add it all up, and she still comes out way ahead of Friedman.
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Tosca Donating Member (540 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 04:05 PM
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4. Oh my Gawd!

A real live FEMINIST writing for the rag o' record!

What is this world coming to?
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 04:19 PM
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7. Wow, a socialist!
She is the wife of Michael Harrington of the DSA, if I'm not mistaken. I think I had a book by her on Eurosocialism and workers democracy. DSA is not my thing, with its coziness with right-wing social democrats like Tony Blair, but it's an interesting choice for the NYT.
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dumpster_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 05:07 PM
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10. good news
she is one of the most visible "true" leftists in America today.
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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 06:55 PM
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11. I hope they give her a job permanantly
There are no liberals sypathetic to blue collar people on the New York Times op ed page.
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-04 06:30 AM
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16. I think she already has a day job.
It would be nice, though. Anyway, thanks to the original poster for the 411.
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Senior citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 07:17 PM
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12. I will read the NYT Op-Ed page for 1 month, beginning July 1.

Even if they didn't fire Judith Miller.

Well, I'll read the Ehrenreich column anyway--no way I'll read the whole page.

As for the Nader vote, I also voted for Nader. After "don't ask/don't tell," the "reform of welfare as we know it," and the Democratic shift to the right, anybody who was still a liberal had to look elsewhere. And I'm ONLY voting for Kerry because we need to get rid of Dumbya. Not because I want a 2-party, winner-take-all, for-sale-to-the-highest-bidder political system to continue, not because I want the majority of Congressional "representatives" to continue to represent only the richest 5% of the country, not because I think we should have a sensible exit strategy from Iraq (we didn't have a sensible entry strategy, so what's the problem?), and not because of any loyalty to anyone who didn't stand up to oppose the Florida fraud.

Maybe it isn't easy, certainly not here on DU, but I'm Green and I'm proud. If not for the puke takeover of all 3 branches of government, I'd be voting for Cobb. We've been saying for a long time that we're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils and that we don't want to vote for evil, we want to vote for good. So far as I'm concerned, Kerry has 3 days from taking office to restore the Fairness Doctrine by executive order. If he hasn't done it by then, he's puke-light as far as I'm concerned. I'm fully capable of getting my news by shortwave from Canada and Australia, and by streaming AAR online, but if this country has free speech, I'm not supposed to have to do all that just to get both sides of the story. I'm old enough to remember when we got both sides on radio, on TV and in newspapers, and the only people who didn't were behind the Iron Curtain. If that curtain stays up on U.S. soil, I'll pay no attention to the man behind it.

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Jade Fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 07:51 PM
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13. WAHOO! Didn't see that coming. She's great!
Edited on Wed Jun-30-04 07:52 PM by Jade Fox
Once she's on board we should all email NYT to make it permanent.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-04 07:53 AM
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18. Good move
Too bad the Times won't make it permanent.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-04 08:52 AM
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19. Her New Column Is OUTSTANDING!!!
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/opinion/01EHRE.html?p...

There's also another thread in here about it.
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SeveneightyWhoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-04 09:25 AM
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20. Barbara Ehrenreich, 1991:
"No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots."

Now that's a DU attitude! I'm amazed the Times didn't hire, say, Daniel Pipes or William F. Buckley instead.
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