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ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton...

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Obama’s Next Economy: Why He Must Reframe the Economic Debate

When the applause among Democrats and recriminations among Republicans begin to quiet down the president will have to make some big decisions. The biggest is on the economy.

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We the People, and the New American Civil War

The vitriol of the 2012 election is worse than the previous elections. Worse than the Palin-induced smarmy 2008. Worse than the swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness.

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The Three Biggest Democratic Takeaways From Election 2012

It’s not too early to draw some lessons. Regardless of what happens Tuesday, Democrats should have three big takeaways from the 2012 election.

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More Jobs, Lousy Wages, and the Desertion of Non-College White Men From the Democratic Party

The two most important trends, confirmed in Friday’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are that (1) jobs slowly continue to return, and (2) those jobs are paying less and less.

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Why Friday’s Unemployment Report Should Be Taken With a Grain of Salt

In truth, no one should vote based on this batch of jobs numbers because a single month’s report isn’t a reliable gauge of which way the economy is heading.

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Romney’s Latest Lie, His Former Lies and Why We Must Not Put Liars in the White House

Over the weekend, Romney debuted an ad in Ohio showing cars being crushed as a narrator says Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China. Mitt Romney will fight for every American job.” This is only the most recent in a stream of lies from Romney.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 READ MORE


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The Final Days, the Biggest Issue, and the Clearest Choice

As we go into the final days of a dismal presidential campaign where too many issues have been fudged or eluded, the biggest issue on which the candidates have given us the clearest choice is whether the rich should pay more in taxes.

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ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the
University of California at Berkeley, was Secretary of Labor in the
Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most
effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written
thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock” and “The Work
of Nations.” His latest, “Beyond Outrage,” is now out in paperback. He
is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and
chairman of Common Cause.

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