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robertreich 1512 likes 12 May 23
It gave the biggest demagogue of our era an hour of primetime, in front of a fawning audience of admirers. Here's why.
robertreich 1268 likes 08 Sep 22
The death of Queen Elizabeth II is not a tragedy. Her life was long and noble, in every sense of the word. That Britain mourns her passing itself signals something special about the relationship between the Brits and their Royal Family. For it is in fact
robertreich 1234 likes 27 Jul 22
Today, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point in order to battle inflation, even as the economy has begun to slow. This follows a quarter-point move in March, another half a point in May, and three-quarters of a point in June. The Fed also
robertreich 1135 likes 14 Apr 23
Clarence Thomas’s bizarre claim that he failed to disclose the lavish gifts he received from Republican megadonor Harlan Crow because he didn’t believe he had to brought me back to a day 30 years ago when Bill Gates asked me to lunch. I was secretary of labor then. Gates was the CEO of Microsoft, and the richest person in America.
robertreich 1097 likes 09 May 23
I’ve known Senator Dianne Feinstein for many years. It’s time for her to step down. I say this with great sadness — as one of her friends, one of her admirers, one of her constituents, and as someone who cares (as I’m sure she does) about the future of America.
robertreich 1095 likes 30 May 23
The GOP has manufactured them to deflect our attention from the real crisis
robertreich 1073 likes 25 May 23
[Some of you received an earlier version of this letter last night] Friends, Did you catch Ron DeSantis’s announcement on Twitter? No? Of course not. Who in their right mind would waste their time listening to DeSantis being interviewed by Elon Musk? Who would want to give any credence at all to the anti-woke culture warrior and the anti-worker robber baron?
robertreich 1029 likes 09 Aug 22
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” Donald Trump raged today after FBI agents searched his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida and broke open a safe, apparently looking for documents that Trump illegally took from the White House.
robertreich 902 likes 29 May 23
Friends Memorial Day as an occasion to honor those who have given their lives so that our democracy can endure. It’s also an occasion to reaffirm our commitment to holding accountable those who have threatened our democracy. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta sentenced Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, to 18 years in prison, for seditious conspiracy against the United States. Rhodes is the first Jan. 6 defendant sentenced under that charge, and he received the longest prison term yet in the Justice Department’s probe into the Capitol attack.