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Robert Reich: The Three Big Reasons Republicans Can’t Replace Obamacare

Jan. 9, 2017 – Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and have promised to replace it with something that doesn’t leave more than 20 million Americans stranded without health insurance. But they still haven’t come up with a replacement. “We haven’t coalesced around a solution for six years,” Republican Senator Tom Cotton admitted last […]

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Robert Reich: Government by Tweedict

Jan. 6, 2017 – Trump’s tweets are a new form of governing by edict. They’re tweedicts. Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer says “Whatever he tweets, he is going to drive the news.” That’s the problem. In driving the news, Trump’s tweedicts gain the power of  implied threats – that he’ll, for example, sanction […]

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Robert Reich: The Art of the Autocrat

Dec. 7, 2016 – Last week, Trump made a deal with Carrier (and its parent, United Technologies) to keep 800 jobs in Indiana rather than sending them to Mexico. Indiana agreed to give Carrier $7 million in tax breaks, and Trump assured United Technologies that its $6 billion a year in military contracts would be […]

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Robert Reich: The First 100 Day Resistance Agenda

Nov. 21, 2016 – Trump’s First 100 Day agenda includes repealing environmental regulations, Obamacare, and the Dodd-Frank Act, giving the rich a huge tax cut, and much worse. Here’s the First 100 Day resistance agenda [with thanks to Alan Webber]: 1.  Get Democrats in the Congress and across the country to pledge to oppose Trump’s agenda. […]

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Robert Reich: Why We Need a New Democratic Party

Nov. 10, 2016 – As a first step, I believe it necessary for the members and leadership of the Democratic National Committee to step down and be replaced by people who are determined to create a party that represents America – including all those who feel powerless and disenfranchised, and who have been left out […]

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Robert Reich: Will Hillary Clinton Get America Back on Track?

Oct. 30, 2016 – The parallels are striking. In the last decades of the nineteenth century – the so-called “Gilded Age”— America experienced inequality on a scale it had never before seen, combining wild opulence and searing poverty. American industry consolidated into a few giant monopolies, or trusts, headed by “robber barons” who wielded enough […]

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Robert Reich: Take Back the Senate! (VIDEO)

Oct. 20, 2016 – 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 […]