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As Tyrants Take Control of Democracies, They Typically Do 7 Things (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Consider yourself warned.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Coping With Donald Trump: Four Dangerous Syndromes (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

With Trump as president, many Americans may be tempted to succumb to syndromes such as cynicism and helplessness. Please don’t.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Real Reason the GOP Wants to Pull the Plug on Obamacare (Video)

Don’t be fooled by the promises of Trump and Republicans in Congress to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE



Why Trumponomics Fails

Donald Trump’s “America First” economics is pure demagoguery.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE


Republicans Push a Corporate Tax Plan That Could Cost Americans a Bundle

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Here’s what you should know about the so-called “border adjustment tax.”

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s White House Is Nearly Dysfunctional

Donald Trump is showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE



Former Republican Officials Are Proposing a Carbon Tax—and It’s a Good Idea

A GOP-conceived tax is win-win: less carbon in the atmosphere and more equal distribution of income.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE



The Last Bastions of Resistance to Donald Trump

With congressional Republicans in the majority and unwilling to cross the president, the job of containing his incipient tyranny falls to three groups.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE



A Plot to Control American Universities?

Events at UC Berkeley on Wednesday have been a boon to Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart News (pictured) and Trump consigliere Steve Bannon.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 READ MORE



Don’t Focus on Gorsuch, Focus on Trump

There should be no vote on Neil Gorsuch’s nomination until Donald Trump’s legitimacy as president is established.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE



‘America First’ Could Bring the World Closer to a Nuclear Holocaust

If not supervised by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Donald Trump and Steve Bannon could endanger the world.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 READ MORE


Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Scam (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Our country is in dire need of massive investments in infrastructure, but what the president is proposing is nothing more than a huge tax giveaway for the rich.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Life of the Party: Seven Truths for Democrats

The ongoing contest between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic Party causes a serious divide.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Plan to Neuter the White House Press Corps and Our Democracy

The view at the highest reaches of the incoming administration is that the press is the enemy.

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 READ MORE



Six Reasons Trump’s Wall Is Even Worse Than Most of His Other Ideas

At his turbulent news conference Wednesday, the president-elect reiterated that he will build a wall along the border with Mexico.

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 READ MORE



Five Ways Trump’s ‘News Conference’ Wasn’t a News Conference

Trump isn’t even president yet, but he’s already eroding our democracy.

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 READ MORE



Distinguishing Two Very Different Lines of Resistance to Donald Trump

One line addresses regressive politics, and the other one deals with tyrannical acts.

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 READ MORE


The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

An hour a day. Send a powerful message. We aren’t going away.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Three Big Reasons the GOP Can’t Replace Obamacare

Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they still haven’t come up with an alternative.

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Tweets Are a New Form of Governing by Edict

In driving the news, the president-elect’s “tweedicts” gain the power of implied threats.

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 READ MORE



The 15 Warning Signs of Impending Tyranny

As tyrants take control of democracies, this is what they typically do.

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 READ MORE



A New Year’s Wish for Donald Trump

A president is supposed to represent all Americans, including those who voted against him and may continue to oppose him.

Posted on Jan 2, 2017 READ MORE



Seven Wishes for President Obama’s Parting Shots

The commander in chief should take the following important actions before it’s too late.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 READ MORE


Trump’s Attack on the Freedom of the Press (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Historically, tyrants have tried to control the press using four techniques that, worryingly, Donald Trump is already using.

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Why Donald Trump Will Continue to Hold Rallies as President

The president-elect has just finished the last of his nine post-election “thank you tour” rallies. Why did he do them? And why is he planning further rallies after he takes office?

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 READ MORE



Four Dangerous Signs of Passivity in the Face of Trump Tyranny

As the era of a Donald Trump presidency approaches, some of you are succumbing to these syndromes.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 READ MORE


Why Liberal States Won America’s Tax Experiment (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

For years, conservatives have been telling us that a healthy, business-friendly economy depends on low taxes, few regulations and low wages. Are they right?

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Capricious Use of Power to Denigrate and Even Endanger His Critics Must End

The president-elect’s tendency to go after people who criticize him by sending false and provocative statements to his 17 million Twitter followers not only imperils these individuals. It also poses a clear and present danger to our democracy.

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 READ MORE



The Art of the Trump Deal Is to Use Sticks and Carrots to Get Big Corporations to Do What He Wants

Don’t be fooled into thinking Trump is being guided by anything other than his own random, autocratic whims.

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 READ MORE



Trump’s Trickle-Down Populism

The president-elect has shown no interest in changing rules that for more than three decades have imposed unrelenting pressure on American companies to cut their payrolls by shipping jobs abroad or replacing them with automated machinery.

Posted on Dec 3, 2016 READ MORE



California Versus Trumpland

California is now the capital of liberal America. Along with its neighbors Oregon and Washington, it will be a nation within the nation starting in January when the federal government goes dark.

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 READ MORE



Agenda for Resisting the First 100 Days

Show Donald Trump we’re not going away.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE



The Democratic Party Lost Its Soul. It’s Time to Win It Back.

Who will become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee? This leadership contest has significant implications for the future of American politics.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE



Why We Need a New Democratic Party

The party that once represented the working class has become a giant fundraising machine, too often reflecting the goals and values of monied interests.

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 READ MORE



The Enablers Who Helped Donald Trump Do Incalculable Damage to America

The Republican candidate couldn’t have eroded the trust and social cohesion the nation depends on without three sets of enablers. They must be held accountable, too.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE



Will Hillary Clinton Get America Back on Track?

The vile election of 2016 doesn’t seem to offer much hope. But future historians looking back on the tumult might see the start of another era of fundamental reform.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE



The Incalculable Damage of Doing Whatever It Takes to Win

By stretching the boundaries of what’s acceptable, Donald Trump, John McCain and others like them have undermined prevailing norms and weakened the tacit rules of the game—trapping us in a vicious cycle of public distrust.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE


Democrats Have a Chance to Take Back the Senate—Here’s Why Progressives Should Care (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

There are at least 12 races in play. Win five, and Democrats are in control regardless of the outcome of the presidential election. This would be great news for progressives for a number of reasons.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Ascendance of Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan Will Mark a Win for Big Business and Wall Street

The Democratic candidate won’t be the only winner when Donald Trump and his fellow haters are defeated on Election Day (as looks increasingly likely).

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE



Those of You Who Still Don’t Want to Vote for Hillary Clinton, Please Reconsider

I continue to hear from many people who call themselves progressives or liberals but tell me they won’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election. With due respect, I believe they’re wrong.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE



Wishful Thinking: The First Hundred Days After Nov. 8

If Hillary Clinton is elected president, hopefully Elizabeth Warren will challenge her in the 2020 Democratic primaries if Clinton isn’t sufficiently progressive and bold during her first term.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE



Why We’ll Definitely Need a Universal Basic Income (Video)

As new technologies replace work, the question for the future is how best to provide economic security for all.

Posted on Oct 2, 2016 READ MORE



Why Hillary Clinton’s Anti-Trump Campaign Could Backfire

The Clinton campaign is relentlessly focusing on the defects of Donald Trump rather than the defects of the Republican agenda. That’s understandable, and it could be a winning strategy. But it has pitfalls.

Posted on Oct 2, 2016 READ MORE



It’s Time for Congress to Stop Hollering at CEOs and Actually Take Action

Instead of setting up further rounds of CEO perp walks for the TV cameras, Congress should give the Justice Department and regulatory agencies enough funding to do their jobs.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 READ MORE



My Coffee With a Donald Trump Supporter

I finally found a Trump supporter Monday morning when I went to buy coffee. He called Trump a successful businessman and went on to say, “We need a successful businessman as president.”

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



Why You Really Must Get Behind Hillary Clinton—Now

Election Day is less than two months away. Please read my response to those of you who still don’t want to vote for Clinton.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE



Trump’s Yuge Bamboozle

Donald Trump poses as a working-class populist, but his economic plan for the U.S. would be a gusher for the wealthy—and almost nothing would trickle down to anyone else.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 READ MORE


Why Corporate Tax Deserters Shouldn’t Get the Benefits of Being American Corporations (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Apple is only the latest big global American corporation to use foreign tax shelters to avoiding paying its fair share of U.S. taxes. It’s just another form of corporate desertion.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



One Big Bill Clinton Campaign Promise That a President Hillary Should Finally Keep

If elected, Hillary Clinton should fulfill a pledge of her husband’s that fell through when he got to the White House: Bar companies from taking tax deductions on executive pay above $1 million.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



A Message to Working People From a Former Labor Secretary

Your typical wage is below what it was in the late 1970s, in terms of what it can buy. Yet the American economy is twice as large as it was back then.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE


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