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Robert Reich

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Robert B. Reich, a co-founder of The American Prospect, is a professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. His website can be found here and his blog can be found here.

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It seems like forever ago when Donald Trump promised to “Drain the Swamp” if elected president. Well, it turns out this was one of the biggest whoppers in modern American politics. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The 10 things you need to understand about the Senate trial and the historic moment our country is in right now Read more

Impeachment

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Across the world, big money is buying off politicians to procure favors that further enlarge the wealth of those at the top. Read more

Economic Policy

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When I graduated college in 1968, I recall thinking this nation would never recover. But we bounced back. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Compared to the boomers, they’re way behind. Read more

Working in America

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Workers must be given a stronger voice so technological change benefits everyone, not just managers and executives. Read more

Working in America

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The ‘team’ we need to make America decent again Read more

Politics

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Congress needs to update the Voting Rights Act to prevent states from suppressing votes. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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It's past time to dispense with the scare tactics and accept that Americans would be better off without for-profit, corporate insurers. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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There are basically only five ways to accumulate a billion dollars, and none of them has to do with being successful in free market capitalism. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The framers feared that the new nation might fall under the sway of foreign powers. Read more

Impeachment

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Instead of putting America first, he has put Donald first. Read more

Politics

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Five possibilities for strengthening the Court and rebuilding public trust Read more

Law and Justice

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To beat Trump, we need new ideas that mobilize our nation. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Trump will do anything to win in 2020. Read more

Impeachment

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The arc of American history reveals an unmistakable pattern. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Don’t believe the lies. Today’s unions are growing, expanding, and boosting the wages and economic prospects of those who need them most. Read more

Working in America

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Get involved. It’s going to take a grassroots movement of Americans to take our country back. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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And how to reverse widening inequalities of income and wealth in America Read more

Economic Policy

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In America today, your life chances depend largely on how you started—where you grew up and how much your parents earned. Read more

Economic Policy

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Don’t believe the lies. Today’s unions are growing, expanding, and boosting the wages and economic prospects of those who need them most. Read more

Working in America

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Get involved. It’s going to take a grassroots movement of Americans to take our country back. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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And how to reverse widening inequalities of income and wealth in America Read more

Economic Policy

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In America today, your life chances depend largely on how you started—where you grew up and how much your parents earned. Read more

Economic Policy

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Contrary to Republican talking points, programs like welfare and food stamps make up a tiny fraction of the federal budget.  Read more

Economic Policy

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Impeachment may be politically risky—but still it's the right thing to do.  Read more

Law and Justice

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When corporations get special handouts from the government, we have to pay more in taxes to make up for these hidden tax breaks, subsidies, and loopholes. Read more

Economic Policy

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The only way to overcome the oligarchy and Trump’s divide-and-conquer strategy is for the rest of us to join together and win America back. Read more

Economic Policy

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How Democrats blew a golden opportunity to improve inhumane conditions on the border Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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More Americans want a robust social safety net than you might think.  Read more

Economic Policy

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The president thinks his policies have been great for the economy. Don't believe the hype.  Read more

Economic Policy

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For nearly a century, the right has derided every common sense, progressive advance as "socialism." Don't believe the hype.  Read more

Economic Policy

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America's imbalance of power and wealth is increasingly incompatible with democracy.  Read more

Economic Policy

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The federal prohibition of marijuana has been unnecessarily cruel—wasting billions of dollars, unjustly harming millions of lives, and furthering racist policies.  Read more

Health and Social Policy

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When the framers designed the Constitution to protect against tyranny, they had a moment just like this in mind.  Read more

Law and Justice

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Trump and his enablers would rather opponents focus on the ethnic, racial, and gender differences he uses to divide and conquer. Don’t fall for it. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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The climate emergency is undeniable. Here's how to make that case.  Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Even though Mueller apparently doesn’t believe a sitting president can be indicted, he provides a devastating indictment of Trump’s character. Read more

Law and Justice

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The purpose of political leadership is not merely to win. It is to serve. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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At every level, the U.S. education system is pay-to-play.  Read more

Education in America