Tag: GOP

Robert Reich: The Six Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment’s Nightmare)

May 2014

Where do America's latest political and economic trends merge?

Robert Reich: The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More Popular

October 2013

So why did we enact the Republican version, and why are they so upset?

Robert Reich: The Hollowing Out of Government

May 2013

When Republicans can’t repeal laws they don’t like, they hollow them out, deny funds to fully implement them, and reduce funds to enforce them.

Justin Elliott: House Finance Chair Hensarling Goes on Ski Vacation with Wall Street

May 2013

A getaway with Hensarling, whose committee oversees Wall Street and its regulators, is an invaluable opportunity for industry lobbyists.

Lois Beckett: Voter Information Wars

April 2013

Will the GOP team up with Wal-Mart’s data specialist?

Robert Reich: Ryan the Redistributionist

March 2013

Paul Ryan's budget proposal sends wealth straight to the top of the economic hierarchy.

Theodoric Meyer: Under Obama, More Appointments Go Unfilled

February 2013

Why did 13 percent of appointed positions remain unfilled after the President's first term?

Robert Reich: The Biggest Republican Lie

February 2013

Fixing unemployment, not reducing the deficit, should be first on our agenda.

Justin Elliott: Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money Group

February 2013

The mortgage-lender backed nonprofit styles itself as a "social welfare" group but funds attack ads and redistricting initiatives.

Robert Reich: The GOP Crackup

January 2013

How Obama is unraveling Reagan Republicanism.

Robert Reich: The Neocons vs. Chuck Hagel

January 2013

The neocons hate Chuck Hagel. That's a sign he's qualified for the job.

Theodoric Meyer: How Bad Is Our Debt Problem, Anyway? And Will a Deal Fix It?

December 2012

The reality of America's debt crisis, and the likelihood that Washington can find a solution.

Robert Reich: The Only Way Left to Beat Republican Fanatics

December 2012

We should call the Republicans' bluff and and go over the fiscal cliff.

Jeremiah Goulka: The Botox Solution

December 2012

Why the formerly Grand Old Party needs to change and won't.

Robert Reich: The Upcoming Mini-Deal on the “Fiscal Cliff”

November 2012

For those newly in office, the easiest route is that of least resistance.

Robert Reich: The President’s Opening Bid on a Grand Bargain (II): Put a Trigger Mechanism in the Legislation

November 2012

Robert Reich weighs in for strategies for getting the economy under control.

Tom Engelhardt: The Mandate of Hell

November 2012

How not to change the world.

Robert Reich: Why John Boehner May Have More Leverage Over the Tea Partiers in Congess

November 2012

Tea Partiers may be more amendable to compromise now than ever before.

Robert Reich: We the People, and the New American Civil War

November 2012

Amidst an election that has us feeling like a divided nation, the challenge is to rediscover the public good.

Richard Falk: Comparing Presidential Elections: 2008 versus 2012

October 2012

How hope and fear have defined America's last two presidential campaigns.

Robert Reich: If You Succumb to Cynicism, the Regressives Win It All

October 2012

Dear progressives: You may think there's not a huge difference between Obama and Romney. But there is, and you should still vote.

Robert Reich: Mitt Romney’s Question-Mark Economy

October 2012

Mitt Romney's election campaign is rife with questions, and wholly uncertain answers.

Jeremiah Goulka: Of Republicans and Race Cards

October 2012

Why I used to believe that voter ID laws really were just common sense.

Memo to Joe, Re: Debate

October 2012

What Joe Biden needs to know before the vice presidential debate.

Robert Reich: Repackaging Mitt as a Compassionate Conservative? It’s Too Late

September 2012

No amount of packaging can change what we already know about Mitt Romney.

Robert Reich: The Two Major Views About Why Romney is Losing, and Why the Second is More Convincing

September 2012

For one, Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOP is becoming.

Tom Engelhardt: Obama Against the World

September 2012

Forget Mitt Romney, can the president make it to November 7?

Robert Reich: The Real Mitt Revealed

September 2012

What Mitt Romney's 47-percent comment means.

Robert Reich: Why Romney and Ryan are Going Down

September 2012

Unemployment, immigration, women's rights—the list of Romney-Ryan's failings goes on and on.

Robert Reich: The Jobs Report and the Election

September 2012

Obama's speech was missing the one thing it needed most: an economic plan.

Robert Reich: The Real Importance of Bill Clinton’s Wonderfully Long Speech

September 2012

Clinton's speech has given Americans just what they need: facts.

Robert Reich: The Most Important Political Week

September 2012

The most important news won't be anything coming from the Democratic National Convention.

Suevon Lee: Voting Rights Act: The State of Section 5

August 2012

A provision of the Voting Rights Act, which requires districts with a history of suppressing minority votes to get federal approval of new voting laws, may be headed to the Supreme Court.

Jake Bernstein: How an Obscure Federal Rule Could Be Shaking Up Presidential Politics

August 2012

A state pension rule passed in 2010 could make it more difficult for sitting governors to run for federal office.

Stephen Engelberg and Kim Barker: The Flood of Secret Campaign Cash Isn’t All Citizens United

August 2012

The campaign is glutted with anonymous money because of loose FEC oversight, and the Commission is unlikely to become more assertive anytime soon.

Robert Reich: Romney’s Lying Machine

August 2012

Every campaign is guilty of exaggerations, but Romney's lies are another thing altogether.

Robert Reich: The Fanatical GOP

August 2012

In its stance on everything from Medicaid to millionaires, the new Republican platform shows the growing extremism within the party.

Robert Reich: The Five Reasons Why the Ryan-Romney Economic Plan Would Be A Disaster for America

August 2012

Introducing the so-called bold, marvelous, and much-needed Ryan-Romney economic plan.

Robert Reich: Mitt’s 13-Percent Tax

August 2012

Romney’s alleged 13% tax rate violates the core principles of tax fairness and equal sacrifice.

Lois Beckett: Pandora Asks Listeners to Share Their Emails With Romney

August 2012

Don't harass me on my email, don't stalk me on the apps that I use, says Crystal Harris after receiving a pop-up message asking her to share her email with the Romney campaign.

Robert Reich: Mitt Romney and the New Gilded Age

July 2012

America's multimillionaires are buying the 2012 election—and with it, American democracy, taking us back to the Gilded Age.

Robert Reich: On Bedrooms and Boardrooms

May 2012

The latest election controversies are over gay marriage and abortions, but we're not in trouble because of what goes on in the bedroom. We're in trouble because of the CEOs in the boardrooms.

Robert Reich: Why the Economy is Heading for a Stall

May 2012

It's a bad idea to enact cuts in government spending right when consumers can't spend more.

Robert Reich: What Today’s Job Numbers Mean

April 2012

The numbers suggest our economic recovery may be stalling, and it's for the simplest of reasons.

Robert Reich: Why Mitt Won’t Be Able to Hide From His Primary Self

March 2012

Mitt Romney needs to learn that we’re no longer in an Etch-a-Sketch world.

Watch: Rumsfeld confronted as war criminal for humanitarian deaths

May 2009 Is this a fair use of freedom of speech? Or just obnoxious? Is Donald a war criminal?

The Limits to My Self-Importance

January 2009 The neo-conservative who coined “axis of evil” on how writing for the president is like writing for the movies, the administration’s “departures from the law,” and why the president should have brought in Democrats.

America’s Century of Regime Change

March 2007 Iraq was not the first time, just the first time we all watched it happen

Jose Padilla? Indict Him Already

August 2005 Newman discusses Padilla's case, his state of mind and why the Bush administration's position sets an ugly precedent.