Category: Robert B. Reich

Trump’s War on the Truth Tellers

Trump and his White House don’t argue on the merits. They attack the  institutions that come up with facts and arguments they don’t like. They even do it preemptively. Last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer warned that the…

7 Signs of Tyranny

As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things: 1. They exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for example, that they won an election by a “landslide” even after losing the popular vote. They criticize any finding…

The White House Mess

Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager who’d whip government into shape. But he’s showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in…

My Wishes for Obama’s Parting Shots

President-elect Donald Trump is accusing President Obama of putting up “roadblocks” to a smooth transition. In reality, I think President Obama has been too cooperative with Trump. In the waning days of his administration, I’d recommend Obama take the following last…

Trump’s Dark Cloud of Illegitimacy

A dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump. Consider: 1. The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the election in order to help Trump become president. The secret CIA assessment found that Russian operatives…