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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Friday, July 07, 2017
There’s a Big Hole in the Center of the Democratic Party
“I mean, have you seen the other guys?” That’s one of the slogans that was recently proposed by Democratic Party strategists, presumably in a lighthearted way. But the joke, if that’s what it was, reflects an underlying belief among party leaders that Democrats’ best bet is to stand in contrast to...
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Why We Need to Know What Trump Says Behind Closed Doors
When I’m not writing for OurFuture, I host a weekly news and opinion program on syndicated radio and cable TV called The Zero Hour . My team there recently faced a major challenge when we received a secret recording of Donald Trump’s remarks to a closed-door, $35,000-a-head fundraiser. We decided...
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Friday, June 23, 2017
GOP 'Health' Bill: Death, Disaster, and Gilded Age Greed
The Republican Senate’s draft health bill differs from the House version, but its basic purpose is the same: give millionaires and billionaires a massive new tax cut by slashing health benefits for millions of Americans, and take care away altogether from millions more. "The Republicans want to...
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Friday, June 16, 2017
Resistance in a Time of Gunfire
The smell of gun smoke had net yet lifted from an Alexandria baseball field when the calls for unity began. “An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan. “You’re going to hear me say something you’ve never heard me say before,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Cuomo Wants to Privatize Penn Station; That’s a Bad Republican Idea
New Yorkers face a “ summer of hell ” as Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie seek to hand over the city’s historic Penn Station to private investors. This “hell” is the result of our leaders’ “bipartisan” reluctance to invest in needed government infrastructure. Donald Trump is working with...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Koch Brothers & Trump: The Men Who Sold the World
When he withdrew from the Paris climate agreement, Donald Trump gave a speech so filled with falsehoods that it triggered detailed rebuttals by publications ranging from Politifact to Scientific American . The Washington Post‘s “ Fact Checker ” column, which hands out “Pinocchios” for false or...
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Friday, June 09, 2017
Kitchen Logic: Don't Let Trump's GOP Privatize America
If you needed a new stove or refrigerator, you wouldn’t give the keys to your kitchen to Olive Garden, then pay them to let you eat. You’d be opening your wallet for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, that’s the kind of logic Donald Trump and his party are using to give away our shared wealth...
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The Republican Party’s Sickness of the Soul
There’s a sickness on the land. You know the facts: Millions of Americans lives in poverty. The number of Americans in the workforce remains low. Wages are stagnating and inequality is growing. “Deaths of despair” from alcoholism, opioid overdose, and suicide are on the rise. But it’s not just the...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
They’re Talking a Better Game, But Will the Democrats Fight?
In public, leading Democrats blame outside forces like Russia and former FBI Director James Comey for their losses in 2016. But privately, many acknowledge the party needs a new direction. The Democrats’ massive losses at state and congressional levels cannot be blamed on WikiLeaks, Comey or even...
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Monday, May 15, 2017
The Bradley Foundation's Secret War on Gay Marriage and Liberal Sex
A trove of documents exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy shows that the right-wing Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation wants to build a right-wing “ infrastructure ” across the country to promote its extreme agenda. Unfortunately, the Foundation’s desire to police what happens in American...
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