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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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Picking Tillerson and Perry, Trump’s Pretty Much Just Trolling Us Now
When it comes to Cabinet-level appointments, Donald Trump hasn’t lost his ability to astonish and dismay. At this point his staffing process has pretty much turned into an extended exercise in trolling, a test to see how much humiliation the American people will endure. Rick Perry for the...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
While Democrats Chase Russians, Republicans Keep Rigging Elections
What does it tell us when leading Democrats are more upset about allegations of Russian election-rigging than they are about Republican election-rigging? After all, American oligarchs like the Koch Brothers have no more right to undermine our democracy than Russian oligarchs do. GOP voting laws...
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Through the GOP, the Wealthy Are Waging War on the Old
If you’re an older American — or expect to be someday — and you aren’t wealthy, you may have concluded that the Republican Party is at war with you. If so, you’re not wrong. Republicans are pushing proposals that protect and expand the wealth of the wealthy at the expense of the elderly. (The...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Will Trump Bring the Robot Apocalypse?
The future was supposed to bring prosperity and leisure to working people, not joblessness and misery. But that was before the money guys took over. This week Amazon announced that it’s planning to open a grocery store that has no cashiers or checkout lines. The corporation said that customers...
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Monday, December 05, 2016
How Trump's Grift Gave Government to the 0.01 Percent
Our country’s privileged few used to exert their control through political surrogates. Now, thanks to Trump, they’re taking a more hands-on approach. If it weren’t for his appeals to hate, it would be easy to understand why so many voters were taken in by Trump. It’s not just that the middle class...
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
This Trump Hire is Hazardous to Your Health (And Not Just Your Medicare)
Donald Trump’s latest cabinet pick endangers the health and well-being of millions of Americans. From tax cuts to surgeons’ income, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia – Trump’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services –has repeatedly fought for the wealthy and privileged at the expense of...
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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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