Robert B. Reich

The Real Reckoning

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton said the nation was at “a moment of reckoning.” She’s right, but the reckoning is not simply the choice voters face this fall between her and Donald Trump. The real reckoning…

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…

Trustworthy Hillary

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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…

Stop Voter Suppression

A crowning achievement of the historic March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream” speech, was pushing through the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. Recognizing the history of racist attempts to prevent Black people from voting,…

Bernie and the Big Banks

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The recent kerfluffle about Bernie Sanders purportedly not knowing how to bust up the big banks says far more about the threat Sanders poses to the Democratic establishment and its Wall Street wing than it does about the candidate himself.…