Category: 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

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,…

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,…