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Robert Reich

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.

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.

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