Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Robert Reich, is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, and Time magazine named him one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century. He has written 14 books, including the best-sellers Aftershock, The Work of Nations, Beyond Outrage and, most recently, Saving Capitalism. He is also a founding editor of The American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and co-creator of the award-winning documentary INEQUALITY FOR ALL.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017
The Backlash Against the Bullies
Why are so many women now speaking out about the sexual abuses they’ve experienced for years? Is there anything unique about the time we’re now living through that has encouraged them to end their silence? I can’t help think their decisions are part of something that’s happening throughout much of...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
Patriotism, Taxes, and Trump
Selling the Trump-Republican tax plan should be awkward for an administration that has made patriotism its central theme. That’s because patriotism isn’t mostly about saluting the flag and standing during the national anthem. It’s about taking a fair share of the burden of keeping America going...
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
A Year Without a President
It seems like forever, but it was just one year ago that Donald Trump was elected president. So what have we learned about the presidency and who is running the country? 1. The first big thing we’ve learned is that Trump is not really the president of the United States – because he’s not governing...
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By saying and doing whatever he believes it takes for him to come out on top, Donald Trump has abused the trust we place in a president to preserve and protect the nation’s capacity for self-government.  Views
Monday, November 06, 2017
Trump’s Most Damning Legacy
In a radio interview on Thursday, Trump said “the saddest thing is, because I am the President of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department. I’m not supposed to be involved with the FBI. I’m not supposed to be doing the kind of things I would love to be doing...
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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Trump's Trojan Horse Tax Cut Must Be Stopped
The goal of Trump and the Republican leaders is to pull off a giant redistribution of over $1 trillion from the middle-class, working-class, and poor to the rich, who are already richer than ever. They’re selling this to the public with a false claim that the middle-class will benefit from their...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
How to End Crony Capitalism
The largest corporations and richest people in America – who donated billions of dollars to Republican candidates the House and Senate in the 2106 election – appear on the way to getting what they paid for: a giant tax cut. The New York Times reports that business groups are meeting frequently with...
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Friday, October 20, 2017
Why We Must All Fight for the Dream Act
By repealing DACA – Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals – Trump has endangered both these young immigrants and the economic security of America. "This is just the latest effort by Trump to play to his base and divide us, but we must not allow that." In 2012, the Obama administration created DACA...
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Five Reasons the GOP Tax Plan Is a Cruel Joke
Trump and conservatives in Congress are planning a big tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. To justify it they’re using the oldest song in their playbook: claiming tax cuts on the rich will trickle down to working families in the form of stronger economic growth. Baloney. Trickle-down...
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Trump’s 2018 budget calls for a 93 percent cut in funding for federal programs that aid survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Views
Monday, October 09, 2017
Trump and Weinstein
Donald Trump weighed in on the scandal engulfing movie mogul and Democratic funder Harvey Weinstein, accused by multiple women of sexual harassment (Weinstein has been fired from his company). “I’ve know Harvey Weinstein a long time. I’m not at all surprised to see it,” Trump said. Trump was...
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Sunday, October 08, 2017
Why We Need Sanctuary States
California lawmakers have just passed “sanctuary state” legislation – the first state since Oregon, which 30 years ago passed a law preventing state agencies from targeting undocumented immigrants solely because of their illegal status. "We must resist Jeff Sessions and his dragnet. Help make your...
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