Robert B. Reich

Robert Reich: Trump Has Only Inflamed 5 of America's Biggest Crises

It’s easy to get caught up in the deeply flawed character of Donald Trump. We also need to recognize the policy catastrophe of this presidency.

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America's Wealthiest Are Increasingly 'Earning' Their Fortunes by Inheriting Them

In reality, most of America’s poor work hard, often in two or more jobs.In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe “poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything.”

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Why the Republican Strategy to Set Working Class Whites Against the Poor is Backfiring

For almost 40 years Republicans have pursued a divide-and-conquer strategy intended to convince working-class whites that the poor were their enemies.

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Why Democrats Can't Be Trusted to Control Wall Street

Who needs Republicans when Wall Street has the Democrats? With the help of congressional Democrats, the Street is rolling back financial reforms enacted after its near meltdown.

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Conservative Morality: Free Pass for Criminal Bankers, Restrictions for Women and Gay Citizens

We're still legislating and regulating private morality, while at the same time ignoring the much larger crisis of public morality in America.

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Coming Tuesday (Hopefully): The State of the Union's Economy

If you're sitting in the well of the House when a president gives a State of the Union address (as I've had the privilege of doing five times), the hardest part is on the knees. You're required to stand and applaud every applause line, which means, if you're in the cabinet or an elected official of the president's party, an extraordinary amount of standing and sitting.

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The Politics of the Jobs Report

The White House is breathing easier this morning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent -- the first time it's been under 8 percent in 43 months.

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Why the Election Could Be Decided This Friday

The biggest election news this week won't be who wins the presidential debate Wednesday night. It will be how many new jobs were created in September, announced Friday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Slashed Funding for Public Universities Is Pushing the Middle Class Toward Extinction

Last week Rick Santorum called the President “a snob” for wanting everyone to get a college education (in fact, Obama never actually called for universal college education but only for a year or more of training after high school).

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Why No Responsible Democrat Would Want Newt Gingrich to Win the GOP Presidential Nomination

Republicans are worried sick about Newt Gingrich's ascendance, while Democrats are tickled pink.

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