Robert Reich (previously) served in the presidential administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, was Clinton's labor czar, and sat on Obama's economic transition advisory board; though he is generally on the Democratic Party's left flank, his own history shows that he has credibility with the establishment wing of the party as well.
In this video, Robert Reich gives a clear explanation of what Putin has gained from putting Trump in the White House as his puppet president.Trump has already delivered on or is in the process of delivering on many of Putin's demands: repudiate Nato, USA antagonizes Europe, USA leaves Paris Climate Accord, USA embarks on a new era of protectionism, USA ends sanctions on Russia.
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor to Bill Clinton (previously), published a beautiful open letter to Bernie Sanders setting out the senator's accomplishments and legacy.
Robert Reich (previously), Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor, asks "Why did the white working class abandon the Democrats?" and answers himself: it's partly about race, but it's mostly about finance.
Robert Reich, who served as Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor, chairs Common Cause, and wrote such bestsellers as Beyond Outrage, answers six of the most common objections to raised by "Bernie skeptics" who don't believe Bernie Sanders could win the presidential race.
America boasts a collection of one-of-a-kind policies that send wealth from the poor to the rich: the lack of competition in cable operators gives Americans some of the most expensive Internet anywhere; the rules permitting pharma companies to pay generics companies not to make cheaper versions of off-patent drugs gives Americans the most expensive pharmaceuticals in the world.
The Koch brothers give a lot of money to universities, but on the condition that they get to approve the economics faculty. They give to public television, but only if they can cancel the airing of documentaries on climate change. They're not the only ones.
Starting about an hour ago, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is answering pretty much whatever questions people pose him on Reddit. Among the gems:
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evasilev: What is the top priority policy change you would like to see outlined in Obama's upcoming policy speech to Congress?