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Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, has a new film, "Inequality for All," to be released September 27. He blogs at www.robertreich.org.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 5, 2022 The Democrats 'Secret Sauce' for Winning the Midterms
Democrats scoring some additional victories for average Americans and Trump and others doing everything possible to recollect his viciousness that could well reverse conventional wisdom about midterms and keep Democrats in control.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, April 18, 2022 Why it must happen soon: The United States vs. Donald J. Trump
Merrick Garland must do it now, before it's too late. Trump's indictment and conviction must occur as quickly as possible. The upcoming midterm elections won't simply be a battle between Republicans and Democrats. They will be a battle between Trump acolytes and fair election supporters over protecting the integrity of our elections and our democracy.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 31, 2022 The pending death of the Supreme Court
And what John Roberts must do to save it.
Public trust is now eroding - faster and more dangerously for the Court's future than at any time in its history. The Supreme Court confronts a profound crisis of legitimacy.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 21, 2022 Why Trump, Putin, Xi and other dictators make disastrous decisions
The inverse relationship between power and accurate feedback
Here's the paradox: The higher you rise in any hierarchy, your decisions are likely to have larger and larger consequences. Yet the higher you rise, the harder it is to get accurate feedback about your decisions.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Office Hours: What's the Democrats' message?
With midterm elections looming, Dems still don't have a clue
Biden's advisers are saying that the crisis in Ukraine presents a chance for a reset - Biden's best opportunity to restore his standing before the November midterms.
But what's the message for the reset?
(34 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 12, 2022 The six things Putin and Trump convinced me I was wrong about
They were all about the inevitability of progress.
But the people of Ukraine are teaching all of us lessons we thought we knew
I used to believe several things about the twenty-first century that Putin's invasion of Ukraine and Donald Trump's election in 2016 have shown me are false.
(28 comments) SHARE Monday, February 28, 2022 The Putin-Trump Axis
Putin's neo-fascism has rooted itself in America. What can we do?
The world is currently and frighteningly locked in a battle to the death between democracy and authoritarianism. Yesterday, Vladimir Putin issued a new threat to the West - telling his defense minister and his top military commander to place Russia's nuclear forces on alert.
It is a new cold war.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 24, 2022 Eight Sobering Realities about Putin's Invasion
The costs we must face
We must do what we can to contain Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine. But we also need to be clear-eyed about it, and face the costs. As I've said before, economics can't be separated from politics, and neither can be separated from history. Here are eight sobering realities: