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Robert Reich on the truth about the U.S. border-industrial complex

Inequality, corruption, poverty, climate change, and violence are driving migrants to our border. Much of this is tied to U.S. support for authoritarian regimes, right-wing paramilitary groups, and corporate interests in Latin America. Some politicians want you to believe the way to address this is to double down on border...
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Robert Reich: The Danger of Collective Amnesia (VIDEO)

At the risk of being the skunk at the picnic, I feel compelled to warn you that if we forget and move on from the tragedies of this past year, we’re setting ourselves on a dangerous path. Of course I understand the desire to forget all the unpleasantness and start a new chapter. But if we do, we’re inviting greater tragedies in the future.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene, Robert Reich trade barbs on Twitter

Professor and pundit Robert Reich sparred with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Twitter on Sunday, accusing her of promoting hate after she called him a communist. "Can we all agree that Marjorie Taylor Green must be expelled from Congress?" Reich, former President Clinton's secretary of Labor and a veteran political operative who served in the administrations of Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, said in an initial tweet.
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Robert Reich: How corporations crush the working class

A McDonald's employee sweeps up outside the restaurant on April 15, 2015 in New York, United States. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The most dramatic change in the system over the last half-century has been the emergence of corporate giants like Amazon and the shrinkage of labor unions. The resulting power imbalance...
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Robert Reich on how to unrig the GOP’s minority rule

The Republican Party is shrinking. It's lost the popular vote in seven of the past eight Presidential elections. Since Trump's attempted coup, more Americans are abandoning it every day. Yet even as a shrinking minority party, the GOP intends to entrench themselves in power over the majority. Here's their playbook...
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Robert Reich: How Biden can get Manchin and Sinema to fall in line

America is at a turning point on voting rights – one that's almost as critical as the mid-1960s when the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts were passed. The present choice is whether to expand voting rights and strengthen our democracy, or allow the GOP to enact even more restrictive voting laws and partisan gerrymandering — cementing themselves in minority rule for years to come.
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Robert Reich: No compromising with the GOP cult

This originally appeared on Robert Reich's blog. I keep hearing that Joe Biden has to govern from the "center." He has no choice, they say, because he has razor-thin majorities in Congress and the Republican Party has moved to the right. Rubbish. First, there is no "center" between the reality-based...
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Robert Reich on Trump’s vilest legacy

This originally appeared on Robert Reich's blog. Most of the 74,222,957 Americans who voted to reelect Donald Trump – 46.8 percent of the votes cast in the 2020 presidential election – don't hold Trump accountable for what he's done to America. Their acceptance of Trump's behavior will be his vilest...
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Robert Reich

BOURBONNAIS — Robert “Bob” D. Reich, 90, of Bourbonnais, passed away Dec. 13, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary. Bob was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Decatur, the son of Carl and Edna. While growing up in Decatur, he enjoyed playing sports, hopping the rail cars to get to the other side of town, and a deep love of his grandparents with whom he was particularly close.