Opinion

Can We Still Save U.S. Democracy?

 Can We Still Save U.S. Democracy?
The key aspect that makes democracies work is the peaceful transfer of power from one party to another.
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Behold and Beware! The Age of Trillionaires Is Coming

Behold and Beware! The Age of Trillionaires Is Coming
Have we just about decided that the further accumulation of billionaire fortunes makes for good public policy?
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My Life Was Derailed By a Traffic Ticket

My Life Was Derailed By a Traffic Ticket
A minor infraction cost me my driver’s license, my job, thousands of dollars, and over a decade entangled with a system that punishes poverty.
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The Hypocrisy of the Federal Spending Debate

The Hypocrisy of the Federal Spending Debate
Why is it controversial to spend on social programs but not the Pentagon? Or to subsidize the poor but not the rich?
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Robert Reich: The Democrats’ One Chance to Cut Child Poverty in Half

Robert Reich: The Democrats’ One Chance to Cut Child Poverty in Half
Poverty is a policy choice.
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Republicans are from Mars, But Too Many are Running Things on Planet Earth

Republicans are from Mars, But Too Many are Running Things on Planet Earth
When Rep. Margorie Taylor Greene talked of “Jewish space lasers, we just close our ears and wait until they stop talking. But that might not be the best approach for these Republicans.
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Robert Reich: How Trump’s Attempted Coup Could Still Succeed

Robert Reich: How Trump’s Attempted Coup Could Still Succeed
As the former president continues to stoke his base with his big lie that the election was stolen, Republican lawmakers are adding fuel to the fire, pushing more Americans into Trump’s paranoid nightmare.
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Opinion: Can We Summon the Courage to Tax Our ‘Trillion-Dollar Seven’?

Opinion: Can We Summon the Courage to Tax Our ‘Trillion-Dollar Seven’?
The billions our billionaires are grabbing currently face a next-to-nothing tax rate.
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Let’s Take the Profit Out of War

Let’s Take the Profit Out of War
CEOs shouldn’t have a financial stake in the murderous mass violence of modern warfare.
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Robert Reich: Can We Get a Grip on Afghanistan Coverage?

Robert Reich: Can We Get a Grip on Afghanistan Coverage?
"I’m as sensitive as anyone to the sufferings of Afghani’s now, but I’ve had it with the sanctimony of journalists and pundits who haven’t thought about Afghanistan for 20 years."
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