Category: Robert B. Reich

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…

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…