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, for which Time magazine named him one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. His book include:  "Aftershock" (2011), "The Work of Nations" (1992), "Beyond Outrage" (2012) and, "Saving Capitalism" (2016). He is also a founding editor of The American Prospect magazine, former 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." Reich's newest book is "The Common Good" (2019). He's co-creator of the Netflix original documentary "Saving Capitalism," which is streaming now.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks to members of the media at the Hart Senate Office Building on September 9, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Views
Friday, November 27, 2020
How Mitch McConnell's Do Nothing Republicans Are Killing You
The Senate adjourned and left town without even trying to pass a COVID disaster relief bill. By the time they return on November 30 , based on current trends, an additional estimated 16,000 Americans will have died from COVID-19. We pay these elected officials to keep us safe, and they’ve failed us...
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American democracy will continue to be endangered by House and Senate Republicans who lack the moral courage to do what’s right. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Monday, November 23, 2020
Profiles in Cowardice
Financial regulators subject banks to stress tests to see if they have enough capital to withstand sharp downturns. Now America is being subject to a stress test to see if it has enough strength to withstand Trump’s treacherous campaign to discredit the 2020 presidential election. Trump will lose...
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Georgians deserve better. They deserve senators who will fight for them in Washington—they deserve the leadership of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Georgia Runoffs: How You Can Help Flip the Senate
The battle for the Senate is far from over. Both of Georgia’s Senate races are going into runoffs, as no candidate in either race received more than 50 percent of the vote. Reverend Raphael Warnock is facing off against Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. And Jon Ossoff is challenging Republican...
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Trump backers are trying to push Republican-controlled state legislatures to appoint their own slates of Trump electors. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Monday, November 16, 2020
Debunking Trump’s Post-Election Lies
Even though Joe Biden won the highest percentage of the popular vote for any challenger since FDR in 1932, the Trump campaign is fighting in courtrooms across the country in a desperate attempt to overturn the results. So far, they’ve been utterly unsuccessful. Why? They have no evidence to back up...
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Supporters of US President-elect Joe Biden gather near the Texas capitol building to celebrate his victory in the 2020 presidential election in Austin, Texas on November 7, 2020. - Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, US media said November 7, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided than at any time in decades. (Photo: Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Recognize What This Is: A Final Attempt of a Desperate, Bitter Man to Cling to Power
Joe Biden has won. He will be our next president. Normally, the loser of the race would give a gracious concession speech, and accept the results. That won’t happen this time around, because Donald Trump is a pathological narcissist who will never admit defeat. But there’s no legal requirement for...
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People celebrate on Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. As of Sunday, President Donald Trump has continued his refusal to concede or acknowledge his defeat. (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, November 08, 2020
There Will Be No Graciousness or Concession From Trump—Incapable of Either
It’s over. Donald Trump is history. For millions of Americans—a majority, by almost 5 million popular votes—it’s a time for celebration and relief. Trump’s cruelty, vindictiveness, non-stop lies, corruption, rejection of science, chaotic incompetence and gross narcissism brought out the worst in...
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Polling is better now, and Biden’s lead is larger than Hillary Clinton’s was. (Photo: Pixabay/CC0) Views
Monday, November 02, 2020
Feeling Frightened on Election Eve? Here Are Some FAQs to Keep You Company
You’ve been in or around politics for more than 50 years. How are you feeling about Tuesday’s election? I’m more frightened for my country than I’ve ever been. Another four years of Donald Trump would be devastating. Nonetheless, I suspect Biden will win. But in 2016, the polls …. Polling is better...
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This growing imbalance can be remedied by creating more states representing a larger majority of Americans. At the least, statehood should be granted to Washington, D.C. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
How to Reverse This Craven GOP Power Grab
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation as the ninth justice on the U.S. Supreme Court is a travesty of democracy. The vote on Barrett’s confirmation occurred just eight days before Election Day. By contrast, the Senate didn’t even hold a hearing on Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, who Obama...
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Donald Trump will stop at nothing to retain his power. (Photo: Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
How to Stop Trump from Stealing the Election
Trump is likely to claim that mail-in ballots, made necessary by the pandemic, are rife with “fraud like you’ve never seen,” as he alleged during his debate with Joe Biden – although it’s been shown that Americans are more likely to be struck by lightning than commit voter fraud. So we should...
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Trump’s opposite approaches, discouraging masks and other Covid restrictions while seeking government intrusion into the most intimate decisions anyone makes, have become the de facto centerpieces of his campaign. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, October 19, 2020
The Public, the Personal, and the Utter Hypocrisy of the GOP
Trump and many Republicans insist that the decisions whether to wear a mask, go to a bar or gym, or work or attend school during a pandemic should be personal. Government should play no role. Yet they also insist that what a woman does with her own body or whether same-sex couples can marry should...
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