Articles by: Robert ReichRobert Reich
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Best selling author. Founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, and chairman of Common Cause.

Trump’s Civil War

August 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Trump’s Civil War

Trump’s unwillingness to denounce the white supremacists who came to Charlottesville last weekend bent on violence has been part of his political strategy from the start. Remember, weeks after he began his campaign by alleging that Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists, two brothers in Boston beat up and urinated […]

Night Thoughts on Trump and America

August 8, 2017 10:26 am
Night Thoughts on Trump and America

With Donald Trump away vacationing at one of his golf resorts, the rest of us may have a chance to relax. But in truth it’s more like a short break in a continuing nightmare. Just enough time to turn on the light, look at the clock and ponder where we […]

A summer survival guide for the Trump era

August 3, 2017 11:48 am
A summer survival guide for the Trump era

Here’s a summer survival guide, 10 ways to relax during the era of Trump. 1.  Take a day off from the news, one day a week. 2.  Don’t get into an argument with a Trump supporter,especially if it’s a member of your family. Remember, there are more independents and non-voters than Trump […]

Hill Republicans: Trump is Fritzing Out

July 31, 2017 11:46 am
Hill Republicans: Trump is Fritzing Out

This morning I phoned my friend, a former Republican member of Congress. Me: What’s going on? Seems like the White House is imploding and Republicans are going down with the ship. Him (chuckling): We’re officially a banana republic. Me: Seriously, what are you hearing from your former colleagues on the […]

Trump’s Big Loss

July 29, 2017 11:44 am
Trump’s Big Loss

The demise of the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is hardly the end of the story. Donald Trump will not let this loss stand. Since its inception in 2010, Republicans made the Affordable Care Act into a symbol of Obama-Clinton overreach – part of a supposed plot […]

6-Month Update for Trump Voters

July 19, 2017 6:43 pm
6-Month Update for Trump Voters

So after six months, has he delivered what he promised you? 1. He told you he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “beautiful.” You bought it. But he didn’t repeal and he didn’t replace. (Just as well: His plan would have knocked at least 22 million off health insurance, […]

Trump’s Escalating Assault on the Press

July 2, 2017 10:56 pm
Trump’s Escalating Assault on the Press

On Sunday morning Trump seemed to promote violence against CNN. He tweeted an old video clip of him performing in a WWE professional wrestling match, with a CNN logo superimposed on the head of his opponent. In it, Trump is shown slamming the CNN avatar to the ground and pounding […]

Now’s the time for Mediare For All

June 29, 2017 10:54 pm
Now’s the time for Mediare For All

As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving in the opposite direction, toward Medicare for All – a single-payer plan that builds on Medicare and would cover everyone at far lower cost. Most House Democrats are already supporting a Medicare for All bill. Senator […]

It’s Time for Medicare for All

June 27, 2017 10:53 pm
It’s Time for Medicare for All

Mitch McConnell is delaying a vote on the Senate Republican version of Trumpcare because he doesn’t yet have a majority. Some Senate Republicans think the bill doesn’t go get rid of enough of the Affordable Care Act. Others worry that it goes too far – especially in light of the […]

The Secret Healthcare Bill

June 25, 2017 10:52 pm
The Secret Healthcare Bill

The Senate’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is not a healthcare bill. It’s a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, paid for by a dramatic reduction in healthcare funding for approximately 23 million poor, disabled, and working middle class Americans. America’s wealthiest taxpayers (earning more than $200,000 a […]