Author Archives: Robert Reich

7 signs of tyranny

As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things. Continue reading

Why Trumponomics fails

When Donald Trump gave a speech last Friday at Boeing’s factory in North Charleston, South Carolina—unveiling Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner”—he congratulated Boeing for building the plane “right here” in South Carolina. Continue reading

Michael Flynn and the 6 big questions

The American public deserves to know the answers to at least the first five of these questions, and will then make a judgment on the sixth. Continue reading

The White House mess

Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager who’d whip government into shape. Continue reading

Who lacks respect for the office of the president?

Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway charges that media coverage of Donald Trump lacks “respect for and recognition of the dignity for the office of the president.” Continue reading

Trump and Bannon’s ‘America First’

Trump and Bannon putting world at risk of nuclear war

Donald Trump has reorganized the National Security Council—elevating his chief political strategist Steve Bannon, and demoting the director of National Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Continue reading

Trump’s infrastructure scam

Our country is in dire need of massive investments in infrastructure, but what Donald Trump is proposing is nothing more than a huge tax giveaway for the rich. Continue reading

Trump’s two-step strategy to take over the truth

Donald Trump is such a consummate liar that in coming days and years our democracy will depend more than ever on the independent press—finding the truth, reporting it, and holding Trump accountable for his lies. Continue reading

Trump’s plan to neuter the White House press corps, and neuter our democracy

Tyrants don’t allow open questioning, and they hate the free press. They want total control. Continue reading

The endgame of 2016′s anti-establishment politics

Will Bernie Sanders’s supporters rally behind Hillary Clinton if she gets the nomination? Likewise, if Donald Trump is denied the Republican nomination, will his supporters back whoever gets the Republican nod? Continue reading