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Robert Reich

Trump’s 10 steps for turning lies into half-truths

Trump’s 10 steps for turning lies into half-truths

Don’t let Trump’s lies become near truths, insists Robert Reich in this 10-step demonstration of how the president gets away with his false statements. Be vigilant. Know the truth, and spread it. The media should stop mincing words. Report Trump’s lies as lies.


The White House mess

The White House mess

Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager who’d whip government into shape. He’s showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory, whose White House is nearly dysfunctional.


This is how tyranny begins

This is how tyranny begins

A president intent on developing a base of enthusiastic supporters who believe boldface lies poses a clear threat to American democracy. It’s no coincidence that Donald Trump continues to denigrate the media, and hasn’t held a news conference since July.


Why we need a new Democratic Party

Why we need a new Democratic Party

The old Democratic Party has become a giant fundraising machine, too often reflecting the goals and values of the moneyed interests. It has been taken over by Washington-based fundraisers, bundlers, analysts, and pollsters who have focused on raising campaign money from corporate and Wall Street executives.


Advice for Bernie supporters from Robert Reich

Advice for Bernie supporters from Robert Reich

Robert Reich suggests that we continue to work like hell for Bernie, especially given upcoming primaries in California and New Jersey on June 7. But don’t demonize or denigrate Hillary Clinton, he advises, she may be the only person standing between us and a Trump presidency.


Why the critics of Bernienomics are wrong

Why the critics of Bernienomics are wrong

In recent weeks, several prominent economists have alleged that the numbers underlying Bernie Sanders’s economic plan don’t add up. It’s time to set the record straight.


Why we must try

Why we must try

Progressive change has never happened without bold ideas championed by bold idealists. But time and again we’ve learned that important public goals can be achieved – if the public is mobilized behind them.


Bernie Sanders is most qualified to lead a political system we SHOULD have

Bernie Sanders is most qualified to lead a political system we SHOULD have

Hillary’s the most qualified candidate for president of the political system we now have. Sanders is the most qualified candidate to create the political system we should have, because he’s leading a political movement for change.


A crisis of public morality, not private morality

A crisis of public morality, not private morality

At a time many Republican presidential candidates and state legislators are focusing on private morality – what people do in their bedrooms, contraception, abortion, gay marriage – America is experiencing a far more significant crisis in public morality.


Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50. It was signed into law July 30, 1965 – the crowning achievement of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It’s more popular than ever. Yet it continues to be blamed for America’s present and future budget problems.


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