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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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Global Capital and the Nation State

As global capital becomes ever more powerful, giant corporations are holding governments and citizens up for ransom, while sheltering their profits in the lowest-tax jurisdictions they can find. Major advanced countries need a comprehensive tax agreement that won’t allow global corporations to get away with this.

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The IRS and the Real Scandal

The Internal Revenue Service has interpreted our tax laws to allow big corporations and wealthy individuals to make unlimited secret campaign donations through sham political fronts called “social welfare organizations,” like Karl Rove’s Crossroads, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Priorities USA.

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The Problem With Obama’s Second Term

The Obama White House is on the defensive and floundering: Benghazi, the IRS’ investigations of right-wing groups, the Justice Department’s snooping into journalists’ phone records, Obamacare behind schedule, the administration’s push for gun control ending in failure. Whom should the blame fall on?

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The Triumph of Progressivism: Graduation 2013 and 1968

Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. But many of you are cynical about politics. “What chance do we have against the Koch brothers and the other billionaires?” you’ve asked me. “How can we fight against Monsanto, Boeing, JPMorgan and Bank of America? They buy elections. They run America.”

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Working Mother’s Day

The best way to celebrate Mother’s Day would be to acknowledge that most mothers are now in paid work—or seek to be—and, as working mothers, deserve better.

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Sexual Assaults and Nuclear Missiles: What’s the Matter With the Military?

After years of repeated reports of sexual assaults—and years of promises to prevent them, and then years of studies and commissions to find the best way of doing so—a Defense Department study released Tuesday estimates that some 26,000 people in the military were sexually assaulted in the last fiscal year, up from about 19,000 the year before.

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The Hollowing Out of Government

The West, Texas, chemical and fertilizer plant where at least 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn’t been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985.

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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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