Robert Reich: The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More PopularOctober 2013
So why did we enact the Republican version, and why are they so upset?
Robert Reich: The Hollowing Out of GovernmentMay 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 StreetMay 2013
A getaway with Hensarling, whose committee oversees Wall Street and its regulators, is an invaluable opportunity for industry lobbyists.
Lois Beckett: Voter Information WarsApril 2013
Will the GOP team up with Wal-Mart’s data specialist?
Robert Reich: Ryan the RedistributionistMarch 2013
Paul Ryan’s budget proposal sends wealth straight to the top of the economic hierarchy.
Theodoric Meyer: Under Obama, More Appointments Go UnfilledFebruary 2013
Why did 13 percent of appointed positions remain unfilled after the President’s first term?
Robert Reich: The Biggest Republican LieFebruary 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 GroupFebruary 2013
The mortgage-lender backed nonprofit styles itself as a “social welfare” group but funds attack ads and redistricting initiatives.
Robert Reich: The GOP CrackupJanuary 2013
How Obama is unraveling Reagan Republicanism.
Robert Reich: The Neocons vs. Chuck HagelJanuary 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 FanaticsDecember 2012
We should call the Republicans’ bluff and and go over the fiscal cliff.
Jeremiah Goulka: The Botox SolutionDecember 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 LegislationNovember 2012
Robert Reich weighs in for strategies for getting the economy under control.
Tom Engelhardt: The Mandate of HellNovember 2012
How not to change the world.
Robert Reich: Why John Boehner May Have More Leverage Over the Tea Partiers in CongessNovember 2012
Tea Partiers may be more amendable to compromise now than ever before.
Robert Reich: We the People, and the New American Civil WarNovember 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 2012October 2012
How hope and fear have defined America’s last two presidential campaigns.
Robert Reich: If You Succumb to Cynicism, the Regressives Win It AllOctober 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 EconomyOctober 2012
Mitt Romney’s election campaign is rife with questions, and wholly uncertain answers.
Jeremiah Goulka: Of Republicans and Race CardsOctober 2012
Why I used to believe that voter ID laws really were just common sense.
Memo to Joe, Re: DebateOctober 2012
What Joe Biden needs to know before the vice presidential debate.
Robert Reich: Repackaging Mitt as a Compassionate Conservative? It’s Too LateSeptember 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 ConvincingSeptember 2012
For one, Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOP is becoming.
Tom Engelhardt: Obama Against the WorldSeptember 2012
Forget Mitt Romney, can the president make it to November 7?
Robert Reich: The Real Mitt RevealedSeptember 2012
What Mitt Romney’s 47-percent comment means.
Robert Reich: Why Romney and Ryan are Going DownSeptember 2012
Unemployment, immigration, women’s rights—the list of Romney-Ryan’s failings goes on and on.
Robert Reich: The Jobs Report and the ElectionSeptember 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 SpeechSeptember 2012
Clinton’s speech has given Americans just what they need: facts.
Robert Reich: The Most Important Political WeekSeptember 2012
The most important news won’t be anything coming from the Democratic National Convention.
Suevon Lee: Voting Rights Act: The State of Section 5August 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 PoliticsAugust 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 UnitedAugust 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 MachineAugust 2012
Every campaign is guilty of exaggerations, but Romney’s lies are another thing altogether.
Robert Reich: The Fanatical GOPAugust 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 AmericaAugust 2012
Introducing the so-called bold, marvelous, and much-needed Ryan-Romney economic plan.
Robert Reich: Mitt’s 13-Percent TaxAugust 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 RomneyAugust 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 AgeJuly 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 BoardroomsMay 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 StallMay 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 MeanApril 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 SelfMarch 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 deathsMay 2009
Is this a fair use of freedom of speech? Or just obnoxious? Is Donald a war criminal?
The Limits to My Self-ImportanceJanuary 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 ChangeMarch 2007
Iraq was not the first time, just the first time we all watched it happen
Jose Padilla? Indict Him AlreadyAugust 2005
Newman discusses Padilla’s case, his state of mind and why the Bush administration’s position sets an ugly precedent.