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Robert Reich: The Meaning of America

When Trump and his followers refer to “America,” what do they mean?

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Robert Reich: A Guide to Why the Trump-Republican Tax Plan Is a Disgrace - for When You Confront Your Republican Uncle Bob During the Holidays

Here are the three main Republican arguments in favor of the Republican tax plan, followed by the truth.

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Robert Reich: The Irrelevance of President Trump

Announcement: Donald Trump is no longer the president of the United States.

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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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Robert Reich: The 10 Steps to Impeach a President

It won’t be easy to impeach Donald Trump. No president in American history has ever been convicted on articles of impeachment.

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Robert Reich: Is Trump's Foreign Policy for America Just About $$ for His Businesses?

What’s the “Trump Doctrine” of foreign policy? At first glance, foreign policy under Trump seems inconsistent, arbitrary, and devoid of principle.

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Robert Reich Mocks Trump's Rosy Assessment of His Early Presidency

Former labor secretary Robert Reich has a few bones to pick with Donald Trump's claim that he's "had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of the presidency."

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Robert Reich: Trump Has Made an Incredibly Dumb Bet on an Obsolete Source of Energy

When Donald Trump was running for president, he talked a lot about putting people back to work. And one of the industries he focused on most was the coal industry. He even put on a hard hat and waved around a pick axe to show how much he loved coal.

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Robert Reich: Why Trumponomics Will Fail Spectacularly

When Donald Trump gave a speech last Friday at Boeing’s factory in North Charleston, South Carolina—unveiling Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner”—he congratulated Boeing for building the plane “right here” in South Carolina.

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'Follow the Money': Robert Reich Explains Exactly Why Trump Won't Condemn Russia

Fresh off of a CNN appearance where he defended U.S. intelligence agencies against slurs from the Trump camp over election tampering, Robert Reich went after the president-elect for another connection to the Russians.

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Robert Reich Lays Bare Trump's Four Techniques for Manipulating the Media

Historically, tyrants have tried to control the press using 4 techniques that, worryingly, Donald Trump is already using.

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