Category: Opinion

Does Hillary Get It?

Does Hillary Clinton understand that the biggest divide in American politics is no longer between the right and the left, but between the anti-establishment and the establishment? I worry she doesn’t – at least not yet. A Democratic operative I’ve…

Dear Donald

Americans are frustrated and angry and scared. You’ve channeled this into your nomination. Americans are also good. We’re generous and courageous and kind. That’s what you’ve missed. A single mom in Birmingham who taught her son how to rise while…

Trustworthy Hillary

Hillary Clinton’s 6-point lead over Donald Trump in last month’s CBS News poll has now evaporated. As of mid-July (even before Trump enjoys a predictable post-convention bump in the polls) she is tied with him.  Each garners the support of…

The Five Principles of Patriotism

Robert B. Reich is an economist and political commentator who served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. He is currently Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

We talk a lot about Patriotism, especially around July 4th, but we need also to take to heart its five basic principles. First: True patriotism isn’t simply about waving the American flag. And it’s not mostly about securing our borders,…