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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"There is already enough evidence to impeach Trump on grounds of abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution," Reich writes. Views
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Remove Him Now
We have endured Donald Trump for 7 months. Although he has had few legislative victories, he has almost single-handedly destroyed the moral authority of the presidency of the United States at home and abroad, brought us to the brink of a nuclear war without consulting anyone, and sown division and...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Trump's Civil War
Trump’s unwillingness to denounce the white supremacists who came to Charlottesville last weekend bent on violence has been part of his political strategy from the start. Remember, weeks after he began his campaign by alleging that Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists, two brothers in...
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Making America Hate Again
Two days late, Donald Trump has finally condemned violent white supremacists. He was pushed into it by a storm of outrage at his initial failure to do so in the wake of deadly violence to Charlottesville, Virginia. But it’s too little, too late. Trump’s unwillingness to denounce hateful violence...
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Trump Is (Not) on Vacation, But the Nightmare Continues
With Donald Trump away vacationing at one of his golf resorts, the rest of us may have a chance to relax. But in truth it’s more like a short break in a continuing nightmare. Just enough time to turn on the light, look at the clock and ponder where we are, before the nightmare envelopes us again...
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"Pay no attention to Trump’s tweets. They’re becoming increasingly bizarre and irrelevant." Views
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
A Summer Survival Guide for the Trump Era
Here’s a summer survival guide, 10 ways to relax during the era of Trump. 1. Take a day off from the news, one day a week. 2. Don’t get into an argument with a Trump supporter, especially if it’s a member of your family. Remember, there are more independents and non-voters than Trump Republicans...
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"What’s particularly worrisome about Trump’s attack on the processes of our democracy is that the assault comes at a time when the percentage of Americans who regard the other party as a fundamental threat is growing." (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) Views
Monday, July 31, 2017
Trump’s Big Loss
The demise of the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is hardly the end of the story. Donald Trump will not let this loss stand. Since its inception in 2010, Republicans made the Affordable Care Act into a symbol of Obama-Clinton overreach – part of a supposed plot by liberal elites...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6-Month Update for Trump Voters
So after six months, has he delivered what he promised you? 1. He told you he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “beautiful.” You bought it. But he didn’t repeal and he didn’t replace. (Just as well: His plan would have knocked at least 22 million off health insurance, including many...
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Monday, July 17, 2017
The Trump Standard
What did Trump say when confronted with proof that his son jumped at the prospect of meeting with a “ Russian government attorney ” offering to dish dirt on Hillary Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support” for his candidacy? Trump said: “many people would have held that meeting.”...
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Monday, July 03, 2017
Trump’s Escalating Assault on the Press
On Sunday morning Trump seemed to promote violence against CNN. He tweeted an old video clip of him performing in a WWE professional wrestling match, with a CNN logo superimposed on the head of his opponent. In it, Trump is shown slamming the CNN avatar to the ground and pounding him with punches...
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
It’s Time for Medicare for All
Mitch McConnell is delaying a vote on the Senate Republican version of Trumpcare because he doesn’t yet have a majority. Some Senate Republicans think the bill doesn’t go get rid of enough of the Affordable Care Act. Others worry that it goes too far – especially in light of the Congressional...
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