Robert Reich

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ROBERT B. REICH is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fourteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock”, “The Work of Nations,” and"Beyond Outrage,“ and, his most recent, "Saving Capitalism.” He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, INEQUALITY FOR ALL.
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Trump’s Trickle-Down Populism

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 14:04
Last Thursday President-elect Donald Trump triumphantly celebrated Carrier’s decision to reverse its...

Trump’s Seven Techniques to Control the Media

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 15:50
Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They...

California versus Trumpland

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:41
California is now the capital of liberal America. Along with its neighbors Oregon and Washington, it...

The First 100 Day Resistance Agenda

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 15:57
Trump’s First 100 Day agenda includes repealing environmental regulations, Obamacare, and the...

The Democratic Party Lost Its Soul. It’s Time to Win it Back.

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:04
Who will become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee? This leadership contest has...

Why We Need a New Democratic Party

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 11:09
It is time for a New Democratic Party.The old Democratic Party has become a giant fundraising...

Why We Need a New Democratic Party

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 09:18
As a first step, I believe it necessary for the members and leadership of the Democratic National...

Trump’s Three Biggest Enablers

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 17:31
Donald Trump couldn’t have become president without three sets of enablers. They must he held...

Will Hillary Clinton Get America Back on Track?

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 18:19
The parallels are striking. In the last decades of the nineteenth century – the so-called...

The Trust Destroyers

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 15:38
Donald Trump’s warning that he might not accept the results of the presidential election exemplifies...

TAKE BACK THE SENATE!Amid all the focus on the presidential race...

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:04


Amid all the focus on the presidential race it’s also important to keep in mind Democrats have a fighting chance to take back the Senate in November. There are at least 12 races in play. Win five, and Democrats are in control regardless of the outcome of the presidential election.

Many of of the Democrats on the ballot this year are progressives who have been fighting to raise the minimum wage, expand Social Security, provide paid sick leave and paid parental leave. Many are women and people of color who will make the Senate look more like the rest of America.

Win five of these races and we’d have a chance for a Supreme Court that would prioritize the rights and needs of average Americans rather than big corporations and overturn Citizens United!

Win five of these races and we’d put Senate oversight of the government back into the hands of people who care that government actually works.

We’d strengthen the ranks of progressives like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Merkley, Sherrod Brown, and others – who we are counting on in the fight to get big money out of politics, reduce income and wealth inequality, confront devastating climate change, and push a progressive foreign policy.

A Democratic Senate would also give us a line of defense, a countervailing power in budget showdowns, foreign policy lock downs, and threatened government shutdowns.

If Hillary Clinton becomes president, a Democratic Senate will help push her positive agenda, and hold her accountable if she veers away from it. If Donald Trump becomes president – well, let’s just say we’ll need a Democratic Senate more than ever.

So please remember what’s at stake. And Vote on November 8th!

Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, and the Crisis of American Capitalism

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 22:50
Hillary Clinton won’t be the only winner when Donald Trump and his fellow haters are defeated on...

Why All Progressives Must Vote For Hillary

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 17:45
I continue to hear from many people who call themselves progressives or liberals, but tell me they...

Wishful Thinking: First Hundred Days after November 8

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 14:38
1. Hillary Clinton is elected President.2. Democrats take over the Senate, and reduce the Republican...