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Robert Reich

Is Trump unraveling?

Is Trump unraveling?

Last week, Senator Bob Corker said he was concerned about Trump. Corker’s interview was followed by a report in Vanity Fair that stated that the situation has gotten so out of control that Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis have discussed ways to stop Trump should he order a nuclear attack.

Why the Republican tax plan is more failed trickled-down economics

Why the Republican tax plan is more failed trickled-down economics

Trump and conservatives in Congress are planning a big tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. To justify it they’re using the oldest song in their playbook, claiming tax cuts on the rich will trickle down to working families in the form of stronger economic growth.

The growing irrelevance of President Trump

The growing irrelevance of President Trump

Donald Trump is no longer the president of the United States. He has the title and he has the bully pulpit. But he’s not actively governing the United States. That work is happening elsewhere – in Congress, the courts, the Fed, the career civil service, lobbyists, and in the states. Or it’s not happening at all. 

Why we must raise taxes on corporations and wealthy. Not lower them.

Why we must raise taxes on corporations and wealthy. Not lower them.

Even if Republicans eliminated everything else in the federal budget – from education to Meals on Wheels – they wouldn’t have nearly enough to pay for tax cuts of the magnitude Republicans are now touting. Unless they want to cut Social Security, Medicare, and defense, that is.

It’s now time for Medicare for all

It’s now time for Medicare for all

Senator Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Jeff Merkley, are introducing a Medicare For All bill in the Senate. It’s a model for where this nation needs to be headed. A Gallup poll conducted in May found that a majority of Americans would support such a system.

Google, Trump and the arrogance of power

Google, Trump and the arrogance of power

Google and Trump are wildly different, of course, but they’ve been playing much the same game. They’ve used their clout to stifle criticism, paid members of Congress to pull their punches, and bought fake or at least questionable facts to support of their goals.

What do Democrats stand for?

What do Democrats stand for?

Millions of Americans who are politically engaged for the first time in their lives are crying out for a bold alternative to bigoted and destructive policies. But Democrats can’t just be anti-Trump or move to the middle.

Dear Trump voter

Dear Trump voter

If you voted for Donald Trump maybe you feel you’ve been so badly shafted by the system that you didn’t want to go back to politics as usual, and Trump seemed like he’d topple that corrupt system. But now, the president is turning his back on that idea and the many changes he promised.

Trump’s Civil War

Trump’s Civil War

Trump’s goal has never been to promote guns or white supremacy or to fuel attacks on the press and the left. These may be means, but the goal has been to build and fortify his power. And keep him in power even if it’s found that he colluded with Russia to get power.

Making America hate again

Making America hate again

Two days late, Donald Trump has finally condemned violent white supremacists. He was pushed into it by a storm of outrage at his initial failure to do so in the wake of deadly violence to Charlottesville, Virginia.

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