Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Berkeley prof, former Sec. of Lab. @InequalityMedia. Movies "Saving Capitalism" & "Inequality for All" on Netflix. Books: The Common Good, Saving Capitalism,etc

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Hoping the January 6 commission subpoenas Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. Mo Brooks, and Rep. Paul Gosar as material witnesses.

Imagine for a moment if the media covered the climate crisis like it covered billionaires blasting off into space. We might actually prevent the planet we’re on from becoming uninhabitable.

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but billionaires jetting off to space while the planet burns isn’t a sign of progress. It’s a sign of decline.

Be patriotic. Get vaccinated.

McConnell’s game plan: 1) Call for bipartisanship. 2) Dangle vague compromise. 3) Back out last-minute. 4) Threaten not to raise the debt ceiling. 5) Go on Fox News. 6) Bash Biden and Dems. 7) Repeat. The goal is to run out the clock.

I'm glad Frito-Lay workers got a contract guaranteeing them a day off each week, but there should be no forced overtime in America.

Serious question: If essential workers are essential to keeping the economy going, why is it not essential to pay them a living wage?

In a sane world, being pro-life would mean being pro-child tax credits, pro-home care and pro-vaccines. The Republican Party is none of those things.

Serious question: Why are Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz still in the Senate nearly seven months after inciting a deadly insurrection against the U.S. government?


Your reminder that tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in war.

RT if you want to see Congress pass legislation prohibiting the use of tear gas in the U.S.

Republicans who say we can't impeach a president 10 days before an inauguration had no trouble confirming a Supreme Court justice 8 days before an election.

If Redditors rallying GameStop is unacceptable market manipulation, what would you call it when greedy Wall Street bankers gambled away our entire economy in 2008 and faced no consequences?

I don't know who needs to hear this, but refusing to disclose the corporations receiving $500,000,000,000 in taxpayer-funded bailouts is just about as corrupt as it gets.

Those now saying Twitter's ban violates free speech didn't object when the NFL fired Colin Kaepernick.

Call me old-fashioned but I don't think a president who incites a coup against the U.S. government deserves a $200,000 pension for the rest of his life, along with a million-dollar travel budget, all financed by U.S. taxpayers. Just sayin.

So let me get this straight: Black Lives Matter protesters are tear gassed for protesting the murder of George Floyd, but MAGA protesters are left alone for bringing AR-15s inside state capitols?

American taxpayers spend $107,575,000,000 more on police than public housing. Pass it on.

No industry -- not airlines, not hotels, not cruise ships -- should be bailed out. They can stay in business by borrowing at rock-bottom rates, using their assets as collateral. Taxpayer money should be used to bail out people, not corporations.