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Robert Reich: This Election Is About Whether US Democracy Can Endure

My friends, we owe it to generations before us who fought and died for democracy and the rule of law, and to generations after us who will live with the legacy we leave them.

November 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Robert Reich: The riot that started the culture wars — May 8, 1970

The culture wars now ripping through American politics — especially noticeable in these last few weeks before the midterm elections, when Trump is trying to lay the groundwork for an authoritarian takeover — arguably began on May 8, 1970 in New York City. 

October 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

Robert Reich: A Never-Before FBI Raid on a Former President Who Is Like No Other

We have only one bulwark against this menace. It is called the rule of law.

August 10, 2022 · 1 Comment

Robert Reich: The Most Dangerous Looming Supreme Court Decision You Never Heard Of

As this Supreme Court shows, the future of our democracy is not guaranteed.

August 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Robert Reich: The “Center” of American Politics is on the Left

Donald Trump, Fox News, and Republicans in Congress label proposals they disagree with “fringe,” “radical,” or “socialist.” Well, let’s see where the American people actually stand.

June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Robert Reich — Everything you need to know about the new economy

The biggest economic story of our time isn’t about supply and demand. It’s about institutions and power.

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Robert Reich: Trump’s End

This morning I phoned my friend, the former Republican member of Congress. ME: So, what are you hearing? HE: Trump is in deep sh*t.  ME: Tell me more.  HE: When … Continue reading

December 26, 2018 · 3 Comments

Robert Reich: Why I’m Betting on Millennials, This November 6th

In my thirty-five years of teaching college students, I’ve not encountered a generation as dedicated to making the nation better as this one. Millennials (and their younger siblings, generation Z’s) … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Robert Reich: What Must We Do Now?

My friends, this is a dark hour. Intolerance, cruelty, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and environmental destruction have been let loose across the land. Trump controls the Republican Party, the Republican Party … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Robert Reich: The Moral Movement Against Violence

Join the Ku Klux Klan and get 10 percent off on your next Fed Ex shipment! Okay, the National Rifle Association isn’t quite the Klan. But it’s getting closer. For … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Robert Reich: Trump’s 10 Steps for Turning Lies into Truths

. Trump’s 10 Steps for Turning Lies into Half-Truths Earlier this year the Wall Street Journal’s editor-in-chief insisted that the Wall Street Journal wouldn’t label Trump’s false statements as “lies.” … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Robert Reich: The Onslaught of Tyranny

A president intent on developing a base of enthusiastic supporters who believe boldface lies poses a clear threat to American democracy. Donald Trump has just finished the last of his … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · 4 Comments

Robert Reich: Trump’s Seven Techniques to Control the Media

Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. 1. Berate … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Robert Reich: Why We Need A Universal Basic Income

. As new technologies replace work, the question for the future is how best to provide economic security for all. Imagine a little gadget called an i-Everything. You can’t get … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

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