Richard Eskow

Richard Eskow

Richard (RJ) Eskow is Senior Advisor for Health and Economic Justice at Social Security Works and the host of The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow on Free Speech TV. Follow him on Twitter: @rjeskow 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Who Will Lead the Anti-Trump Resistance?
The Donald Trump Administration hasn’t even started, and the President-elect is already unpopular. Only 42 percent of those polled in this “honeymoon” period approve of Trump. Voters were split (46-45 percent) on their approval or disapproval of his transition process. Contrast that with Barack...
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Welcome to Swamp Trump. Please Don’t Feed the Gators.
It’s already a Washington truism that Donald Trump, who promised to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and others who exploit government for personal gain, has turned to it instead for his key appointments. It’s true. The reptiles are taking over. Let’s take a tour of the place while we still can. "...
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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Our Long National Debate Nightmare is Over
“No, you’re the puppet!” Well, that was grueling. How did the third and final debate manage to be so sensationalistic and yet at the same time so boring? It seemed to go on forever. The media declared that Donald Trump lost the debate the moment he refused to promise he’d accept the election...
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Last Debate: How Low Will It Go?
What’s worse than a political debate that fails to give voters the information they need? One that misinforms them, while at the same time demeaning the democratic process. The final 2016 presidential debate takes place Wednesday night, and expectations are low. Donald Trump will undoubtedly...
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Republicans’ Civil War – And Everyone Else’s
Whom among us, upon hearing of the grave and perhaps existential threats now facing the Republican Party, is entirely immune to the siren song of schadenfreude? Who from the liberal classes can entirely resist the temptation, when reading about the bitter divisions now rending the GOP, to mutter, “...
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
In the Spirit of the GI Bill, Cancel All Student Debt
Once upon a time this country thought big. We survived the Great Depression, fought the Second World War, rebuilt Europe on the Marshall Plan … and provided tuition-free education for college students. Ask anybody from that era about the G.I. Bill and chances are you’ll hear how someone’s life was...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The People’s Issues Came Second in the First Debate
This was undoubtedly the first presidential debate in history to include a mention of Rosie O’Donnell. Even grading on a curve – something the press tends to do with Donald Trump – the Republican fared poorly on Monday night. Democrat Hillary Clinton took him down on issue after issue, from his tax...
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Monday, September 26, 2016
We Need a Real People’s Debate, Not the “Fight of the Century”
We’re told that Monday night’s confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could draw 100 million viewers and “rank among television benchmarks like the finales of ‘MASH’ and ‘Cheers.’” We’re not being told that it will be a debate on the issues of greatest concern to the American people...
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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Immigrants Don’t Steal Jobs or Wages. Billionaires Do.
With the advent of Donald Trump, what was once covert in the Republican message has become overt. Yesterday’s dog whistle is today’s screaming siren. Case in point: anti-immigrant bigotry, which was most recently expressed in Donald Trump Jr.’s recent “Skittles”-themed Twitter attack on Syrian...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) grilled Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf about his bank's massive fraud. Views
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Wells Fargo Had a Bad Day. That’s a Start.
People who came looking for drama in Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf’s Senate testimony on Tuesday did not come away disappointed. Stumpf was called before the Senate Banking Committee after his bank was fined $185 million for opening more than two million accounts in customers’ names, without their...
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