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Bob Herbert joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in 1993.

Articles by this author. Bob Herbert is currently a fellow at Demos, where he moved after an 18-year career at the The New York Times as an op-ed columnist writing about politics, urban affairs, and social trends.



Let us count the ways. By Bob Herbert nytimes.com — This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. Really, really bad column by Bob Herbert today in The New York Times. Herbert frequently writes on poverty, the Iraq War, racism and American political apathy towards racism.

Bob Herbert, former staff columnist for the New York Times focusing on politics, urban affairs and social trends, is now a distinguished senior fellow at Demos. His column was syndicated to other newspapers around the country. Views Wednesday, November 23, 2016 The War on the Poor Is Already Underway


Robert "Bob" Herbert (born March 7, 1945) is an American journalist, an op-ed columnist who wrote for The New York Times.
His twice a week column comments on politics, urban affairs and social trends. Op-Ed Columnist At Grave Risk. By Bob Herbert.

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Some letters to an independent senator describe the erosion of America’s great promise.

1. Bob Herbert, in full Robert Herbert, (born March 7, 1945, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.), American journalist and commentator who was a liberal op-ed columnist for The New York Times (1993–2011).. Herbert grew up in Montclair, New Jersey.He began his career in journalism in 1970 as a reporter for The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey; three years later he became the publication’s night city editor. Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Herbert was a national correspondent for NBC from 1991 to 1993, reporting regularly on "The Today Show" and "NBC Nightly News."