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ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of t

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What should we do about the debt ceiling, and why should you...

What should we do about the debt ceiling, and why should you care?OMG! The DEBT CEILING FIGHT is back.Many of you may be asking yourself: what the hell is the debt ceiling? In brief, it’s the limit on how much the government is allowed to borrow to pay for what it already owes on bills Congress has already agreed on and enacted — not for legislation...

Why Are House Democrats So Reluctant to Tax Wealth?I have to get...

Why Are House Democrats So Reluctant to Tax Wealth?I have to get this off my chest. Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed tax increases to fund President Biden’s $3.5 trillion social policy plan.Here’s the big thing that hit me: Democrats didn’t go after the huge accumulations of wealth at the top – representing the largest...

This Week

Think of the upcoming week as prelude to the big action: With both chambers of Congress now back in...

A New Endeavor

Today I am launching a digital newsletter on power, politics, and the real economic system.It will...

The $3.5 Trillion Bill Corporate America is Terrified OfRight...

The $3.5 Trillion Bill Corporate America is Terrified OfRight now, Democrats are working to pass a $3.5 trillion package that will provide long overdue help for working Americans.The final bill hasn’t yet been determined, so we don’t know the exact dollar amounts for all its policies. We’ll probably find that out in late September or early October....

Whatever Happened to the Republican Party that Stood for Limited Government?

I’m old enough to remember when the Republican Party stood for limited government – when...

What We Do With Tragic Anniversaries

Those of us who were alive and sentient 20 years ago remember exactly where we were when we saw the...

The Filibuster is UnconstitutionalYou’ve probably been hearing a...

The Filibuster is UnconstitutionalYou’ve probably been hearing a lot about the filibuster these days. But here’s one thing about this old Senate rule you might not know: the filibuster actually violates the Constitution.41 Senate Republicans, who represent only 21 percent of the American population, are blocking the “For the People Act,” which is supported...

How Trump’s Attempted Coup Could Still Succeed

The former president’s attempted coup is not stopping. He still refuses to concede and continues to...

The New Republican Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t block a Texas law that allows private individuals to sue to enforce a...

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