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Robert Reich

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.

Night thoughts on Trump and America

Night thoughts on Trump and America

With Donald Trump away vacationing at one of his golf resorts, the rest of us may have a chance to relax. But in truth it’s more like a short break in a continuing nightmare. Just enough time to turn on the light, look at the clock and ponder where we are, before the nightmare envelopes us again.

Political jujitsu: Now’s the time for Medicare for all

Political jujitsu: Now’s the time for Medicare for all

As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving toward Medicare for All – a single-payer plan that builds on Medicare and would cover everyone at far lower cost.

The moral travesty of Trumpcare

The moral travesty of Trumpcare

Trumpcare isn’t a replacement of the Affordable Care Act. It’s a transfer from the sick and poor to the rich and healthy. The losers are some 24 million Americans who under the Affordable Care Act get subsidies to afford health insurance coverage.

The Trump Doctrine

The Trump Doctrine

At first glance, foreign policy under Donald Trump seems inconsistent, arbitrary, and devoid of principle. The Trump Doctrine began to emerge when Trump issued his travel bans on predominantly Muslim countries — excluding where Trump has business interests.

Trump’s business of government

Trump’s business of government

The White House has announced that Trump will name his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to run a new Office of American Innovation designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington and help make government work more like a business.

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