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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


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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.

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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


The Disconnect Between Economists and the Public in Assessing Free Trade (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Economists still think free trade benefits most Americans, but, according to polls, only 35 percent of voters agree. Why this discrepancy?

Posted on Sep 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Standing Up to Apple

For years, Washington lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have attacked big corporations for avoiding taxes by parking their profits overseas. Last week, the European Union did something about it.

Posted on Sep 4, 2016 READ MORE



What Will Happen to Donald Trump’s Voters if He Loses the Presidential Election?

I think Trump will lose the November election, but I doubt he’ll be “history,” as a friend told me recently.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE



The World After Trump

So what will happen to the Trump voters after he loses big? They will be madder than hell, poisoned with Trump’s venom. They will be a ready-made constituency for the next demagogue.

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 READ MORE



Why a Single-Payer Health Care System Is Inevitable

Our real health care choice is either a hugely expensive, for-profit oligopoly or a government-run, single-payer system—like those in place in almost every other advanced economy.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE



Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single-Payer System

The decision by the giant insurer to bail out from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans provides the best argument for changing our approach to health care in America.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE



Why Hillary Clinton Will Need Bernie Sanders’ ‘Political Revolution’ to Get Anything Done

It looks increasingly likely that the Democratic nominee, a self-described “progressive who likes to get things done,” will have her chance starting next January. But how much that is progressive will she actually be able to accomplish?

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE


Why a Tax on Wall Street Trades Is a Great Idea (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

One of Bernie Sanders’ most important proposals didn’t receive enough attention and should become law.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Real Threat to American Sovereignty

For Donald Trump, the biggest U.S. challenges are three-dimensional items that cross our borders, such as unwanted imports and undocumented immigrants. He’s wrong.

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 READ MORE



Why the Shake-Up at the Democratic National Committee Is Doomed

The departure of three senior officials Tuesday means more headaches for the DNC, still reeling from an embarrassing breach of its email system.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton and America Are Headed Toward a Larger Reckoning That Will Extend Past Election Day

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton said the nation was at “a moment of reckoning.” She’s right, but the reckoning is not simply the choice voters face this fall between her and Donald Trump.

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges and Robert Reich Debate the Future of the Progressive Movement (Video)

Hedges and Reich appear on “Democracy Now!” to debate whom progressives should support now that Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Does Hillary Clinton Understand the Biggest Divide in American Politics?

The divide this election is not between the right and the left, but between the anti-establishment and the establishment, and I worry Hillary just doesn’t get it.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE



A Short Note to Bernie Supporters Who Equate Hillary Clinton With Donald Trump

May I have a word with those of you Bernie supporters who consider Donald Trump to be no worse than Hillary Clinton?

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 READ MORE


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