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Robert Reich

Straight talk about Trump

Straight talk about Trump

It’s time the news media called President Donald Trump’s behavior for what it is rather than try to normalize it. Words matter. It’s important to describe Trump accurately. Every American must understand who we have as president.

Promises not kept

Promises not kept

Almost one year in, it’s time for another update for Trump voters on his election promises. Using 20 examples of promises made by Trump, the author demonstrates how the president has failed to keep not even one of his many commitments to his voters.

A guide to why the Trump-Republican tax plan is a disgrace

A guide to why the Trump-Republican tax plan is a disgrace

Don’t let anybody tell you the big lie: Republicans are voting for the tax plan because their wealthy patrons demand it. It will weaken our economy for years – reducing demand, widening inequality, and increasing the national debt by at least $1.5 trillion over the next decade. 

The meaning of Doug Jones’ upset victory

The meaning of Doug Jones’ upset victory

In the most Trumpian of all states, Trump has been delivered the most powerful repudiation to date. First it was Virginia; now, Alabama. Common sense and decency have prevailed in Alabama.

The new poll tax

The new poll tax

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are being denied the right to vote because they are poor. In nine states, Republican legislators have enacted laws that disenfranchise anyone with outstanding legal fees or court fines. This is unconstitutional.

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.

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