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, 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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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Who’s Behind the Billionaire PAC Targeting Elizabeth Warren?
America Rising, a billionaire-backed conservative group, is targeting Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as she tours the country in support of her new book, according to a memo obtained by Politico . “We view (the) book launch as the soft launch of her presidential campaign,” said executive...
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Friday, April 28, 2017
The First 100 Days of Resistance
Donald Trump’s 100th day as president is upon us, and the early reviews aren’t good. Although he now calls it a “ridiculous standard,” Trump once touted his 100-day plan on the campaign trail. This flip-flop can be explained by his unimpressive record of accomplishment to date. Trump has reversed...
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Trump’s Five Worst Tax Secrets, Revealed
Thousands of demonstrators marched on Saturday to demand that Donald Trump release his tax returns. But, barring an unexpected surprise – a W2 form issued by Vladimir Putin, or a 1099 from mafia boss Anthony ‘Fat Tony’ Salerno – we already know Trump’s ugliest tax secrets. We will reveal those...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Trump's Budget Director Declares War on the American People
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has issued a declaration of class war against the American people. His words may have sounded wonkish or technical, but underneath the coded language, Mulvaney was expressing Republicans’ extreme ideas with unusual directness. The Interview In an interview...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Filibuster Neil Gorsuch; Tradition Demands It
Senators love to talk about their history and customs. “The U.S. Senate relies heavily on tradition and precedent,” the Senate website says. “Many of its current rules, procedures, and traditions date from the First Congress in 1789.” But Republicans have been doing violence to those traditions for...
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