Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
June 24, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.
x

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.






What’s Next for the Bill Cosby Sex-Assault Case?
Teeth

Truthdig Bazaar
The Inheritance

The Inheritance

By David E. Sanger
$17.79

more items

 

Tag: Robert Reich


Government of, by and for Trump

The president has filled his administration with people more loyal to him than they are to America.

Posted on Jun 18, 2017 READ MORE


Advertisement

Square, Category Page


Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a Giant Public Subsidy to Developers and Investors

The American people shouldn’t have to pay—twice over—for the wrong infrastructure. But that’s what would happen in this huge and unnecessary tax giveaway to the rich.

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 READ MORE



‘Russiagate’: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues

The desire to resist President Trump has many people blaming our political predicament more on a foreign “enemy” than on powerful corporate forces at home.

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Budget Benefits the Most Comfortable Americans and Sticks It to the Most Vulnerable

The president’s regressive budget would also roll back civil rights.

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 READ MORE


How Not to Balance the Budget on the Backs of the Poor (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Donald Trump wants to slash services for the underprivileged to expand the military and give corporations and rich Americans big tax cuts. 

Posted on May 31, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Meaner America

Licensed by the new president, Americans now say and do things to people they disagree with that previously were unthinkable. Take Greg Gianforte as an example.

Posted on May 28, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Cruel and Deviant Budget

The president’s budget won’t get through Congress, but it defines the term “deviancy downward” in three respects.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE



Anti-Trump Sentiment Is Even Stronger in Europe Than in the U.S.

European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

Posted on May 22, 2017 READ MORE



When Will Enough Republicans Put Loyalty to America Ahead of Loyalty to Party?

The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump but when GOP House members will do the right thing.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE



Are There 22 Patriotic House Republicans?

The question now is whether there exist 22 House Republicans who would join with House Democrats to make a majority in seeking a bill of impeachment.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE


Trump Is Embarking on an Orgy of Cruelty for No Good Reason (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

A budget that punishes the poor, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a ban on Syrian refugees and the war on immigrants—it’s all immoral, and it’s incumbent on us to stop it.

Posted on May 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trumpcare Is a Transfer From the Sick and Poor to the Rich and Healthy

Shame on every one of the 217 Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday and substitute basically nothing.

Posted on May 7, 2017 READ MORE



What Is the ‘Trump Doctrine’ of Foreign Policy?

At first glance, international relations under the new president seem inconsistent and arbitrary. In fact, he’s operating on four major principles.

Posted on May 6, 2017 READ MORE


Trump Seems to Think Americans Have Forgotten What They Lost in 2008 (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

The president has ordered a rollback of Wall Street regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010 to prevent another too-big-to-fail banking crisis.

Posted on May 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



What Is Donald Trump’s Governing Philosophy?

More than 100 days into his presidency, it seems fair to ask.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Unconstitutional Assault on the Judiciary

One way dictators take over democracies is by threatening the independence of a nation’s courts. Donald Trump is doing just this.

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 READ MORE



Don’t Fall for Trump’s Corporate Tax Giveaway

The president wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent in order to “make the United States more competitive.” This is truly dumb, for five reasons.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE



Wall Street and Corporate America Don’t Seem to Have Learned a Thing From the Past Year

With Steve Bannon on the way out, official Washington is jumping for joy that Gary Cohn (pictured)—former president of Goldman Sachs—seems to be taking over Trump’s brain.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE



The First 100 Days: Trump and the Degradation of the Presidency

The president’s failure to accomplish little of his agenda during his first months in office is striking. But we should not forget the vast harm he has done in this short time.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE


Why Trump’s Plan to Strip the IRS Is Incredibly Dumb (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Donald Trump is proposing a 14.1 percent cut in the IRS budget next year. Here are four reasons that reduction should not be made. 

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The World According to Trump Is Becoming Increasingly Dangerous—and His Actions Are One Reason

As commander in chief, the president is empowered to manage the military might of the nation. But he is not empowered to initiate warfare on his own.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 READ MORE



Why Is the Justice Department Defending the President’s Fleecing of America?

In a lawsuit over the emoluments clause, attorneys for the United States are representing Trump’s personal financial interests, not the broader interests of American citizens.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE


The Truth About Trumponomics (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Building an economic wall around America is not the way to make its workforce more competitive.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



A Checklist for Trump Voters

Here are some of the many things the president said during his campaign and hasn’t followed through on.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE



Bannon, Kushner and Trump’s Upside-Down Philosophy

We’re likely to be left with the worst of both worlds: Stephen Bannon’s brand of anti-establishment populism alongside Jared Kushner’s oligarchical Republicanism.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 READ MORE


The Grounds for Impeaching Donald Trump (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

By my count, there are now four solid reasons to impeach Donald Trump. The fifth appears to be emerging.

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Trump’s Backward-Looking Bet on Coal (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

If we really want to lead, we have to go with the energy of the future—not the energy of the past.

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Technique for Dealing With Bad News Is to Create Confusion and Partisanship

The president has his own kind of fog machine that he cranks up whenever he wants to divert attention from an inconvenient issue—Russia entanglements, for example.

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 READ MORE


Neil Gorsuch Shouldn’t Be Confirmed Until Donald Trump’s Presidential Legitimacy Is Proved (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

The president needs to come clean on Russia ties, financial conflicts and other key issues before his Supreme Court pick (shown with Trump) is accepted.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



No, Paul Ryan, ‘Growing Pains’ Didn’t Kill Your Bill

The House speaker apparently does not grasp that he put forward a terrible piece of legislation.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE



America Lacks an Adult in Charge

The country is rudderless and leaderless, and there’s only one way out of this crisis.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 READ MORE



The Theme That Unites All Trump’s Initiatives Is Cruelty

His budget, which hurts the poor, his insistence on repealing the Affordable Care Act and his targeting of refugees and immigrants are morally repugnant.

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 READ MORE



What We Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Bonkers Budget (Video)

Trump ran for president as a man of the people, but everything we hear about his forthcoming federal budget says exactly the opposite.

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s War on Truth Tellers

The president and his White House continue to attack the credibility of institutions that present facts and arguments they don’t like.

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Obama Complex

His paranoia is unhealthy not just for himself and the country he now leads but also for the former president.

Posted on Mar 5, 2017 READ MORE


Here’s How Trump Turns Lies Into Half-Truths (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

The media needs to do a better job of exposing the lies told by the president.

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


How to Be Both a Political Activist and a Consumer Activist (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Let’s make it unprofitable to work with Donald Trump.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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


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


View older articles:  1 2 3 >  Last »

View the most popular tags overall?

View all tags?

Right Top, Site wide - Care2
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide