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Billionaire Capitalists Like Musk and Thiel Want to Kill Democracy

U.S. oligarchs are backing Donald Trump and the neofascists surrounding him in a bid to roll back the clock to the Gilded Age.

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Common Dreams

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Robert Reich: The Supreme Court’s Republican Partisan Hacks – OpEd

The Supreme Court decision announced in  Alexander vs. State Conference of the South Carolina NAACP  — written by Samuel Alito, and joined by the...

25.05.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: When I Got The Political Bends – OpEd

When I left the president’s Cabinet in early 1997 after over four years as secretary of labor, I felt enormous

24.05.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: What Do Americans Really Know About Trump And Biden? – OpEd

Not since Theodore Roosevelt ran against William Howard Taft in 1912 have voters been able to weigh the records of two men who have done the job of...

22.05.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: How To Make $50 Million A Year While Your Corporation Goes Down The Tubes – OpEd

A word about David Zaslav — CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery (owner of CNN) — who raked in $49.7 million

15.05.2024 30

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Did Student Protesters Affect Biden’s Decision? – OpEd

Tens of thousands of students are graduating from American colleges and universities. Some graduation ceremonies have been cancelled or at

13.05.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Antisemitism? – OpEd

My father, Ed Reich, was haunted by antisemitism his entire life. He grew up in New York City in the

10.05.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Trump Would Sell Anything for Personal Gain—Even Planet Earth

10.05.2024 40

Common Dreams

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Robert Reich: Stand Up To Trump And Bibi – OpEd

Juan M. Merchan, the judge in Donald J. Trump’s criminal trial in Manhattan, has again held Trump in contempt for

08.05.2024 30

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: What I’m Telling My Graduating Students – OpEd

My students are graduating at a tremulous time.  The largest campus protest movement of the 21st century. The first criminal

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Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: What’s Really Motivating The Protests? – OpEd

I’ve been spending the last several weeks trying to find out what’s really going on with the campus protests. I’ve

06.05.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Ban Stock Buybacks to Curb Inequality and Save Lives

Every dollar spent lining the pockets of CEOs and investors is a dollar less to upgrade equipment and protect workers and the public.

06.05.2024 20

Common Dreams

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Robert Reich: Lawless Trump Demands Law And Order On Campuses – OpEd

Trump this week urged college presidents to be tougher on students protesting the war in Gaza, calling them “raging lunatics.” He continued: “To...

04.05.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: What To Say To A Republican Who Complains About The Federal Debt – OpEd

Republicans are attacking Biden for expanding the federal debt, and the House “Freedom Caucus” is livid that Speaker Mike Johnson has agreed to...

02.05.2024 60

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: The Most Important Litmus Test Of All – OpEd

If there’s one thing that keeps me up at night, it’s my worry that those of us who are dedicated to democracy and therefore committed to playing...

01.05.2024 10

Eurasia Review

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The 2024 Litmus Test in a Word: Democracy

The GOP has made 2020 election denialism a litmus test for membership in their party. So we must make rejection of the Big Lie a prerequisite for...

29.04.2024 10

Common Dreams

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Robert Reich’s The Supreme Court’s Farce And Ruse – OpEd

The oral argument before the Supreme Court about Trump’s claim of immunity from prosecution for inciting an insurrection was a farce and a ruse.  A...

28.04.2024 30

Eurasia Review

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Right-Wing Justices Plays Along With Farcical Ruse on Trump Immunity

Failure to hold accountable a president who instigated a violent insurrection is dangerous to the future stability of American democracy.

27.04.2024 30

Common Dreams

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Robert Reich: How The Free Speech Movement Was Born – OpEd

In September 1964, university officials at Berkeley banned students from using the campus for political causes. The officials had been under pressure...

25.04.2024 10

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: The Most Important Thing I Teach My Students – OpEd

The most important thing I teach my students is to seek out people who disagree with them.  That’s because the essence of learning is testing...

25.04.2024 40

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: The Stunning Rebirth Of The American Labor Movement – OpEd

Last Friday, Volkswagen employees in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted overwhelmingly to join the United Auto Workers union.  This is a truly big deal....

24.04.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: How To Talk About Israel And Gaza On A College Campus (Or Anywhere Else) – OpEd

A few months ago I met with a group of students to talk about what’s happening in Israel and Gaza. Some were Jewish, some were Palestinian. I’m...

23.04.2024 10

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: A Small Thing You Can Do To Help Stop Trump – OpEd

A large contingent of the Kennedy family was on hand last week to endorse Joe Biden in an event in Philadelphia that featured speeches from Kerry...

22.04.2024 10

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: The Trump Voter Fraud Paradox – OpEd

After making more than three years of unfounded claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him, Trump is now warning of an even bigger...

22.04.2024 30

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: The Party’s Over – OpEd

Last Sunday, on ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos asked New Hampshire’s Republican governor Chris Sununu about his recent switch...

19.04.2024 10

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: The Big Picture And Trump’s Ongoing Attempted Coup – OpEd

The criminal case known as the People of the State of New York vs. Donald J. Trump went to trial Monday. Hundreds of citizens were summoned to...

17.04.2024 10

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Happy Tax Day, And Coming Fight Over Extending Trump’s Tax Cut – OpEd

Happy Tax Day. As Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” But who should pay the...

16.04.2024 10

Eurasia Review

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All I Want for Tax Day Is a Reversal of Trump’s Regressive Tax Cuts

Like the Bush tax cuts before it, the Trump tax cut was a trickle-down failure.

15.04.2024 10

Common Dreams

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Robert Reich: How To Understand Next Week’s Trump Criminal Felony Trial – OpEd

Trump’s first criminal trial — the first criminal trial of a former president, ever — is scheduled to begin Monday.

14.04.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Why Are We Still Suffering Inflation? Monopoly Power! – OpEd

We learned that the Consumer Price Index climbed 3.5 percent in March from a year earlier, up from 3.2 percent

11.04.2024 40

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: More Evidence That RFK Junior Is Working For Trump – OpEd

No one should doubt that Trump and Trump donors are behind RFK Junior’s campaign — with the goal of siphoning off enough votes from Biden to...

10.04.2024 6

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: When Will Americans Start Crediting Biden With A Great Economy? – OpEd

On Friday, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Standards issued its monthly report on jobs — and it was a doozy. Jobs and real wages (wages...

08.04.2024 4

Eurasia Review

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Donald Trump's Big Con: On the Man Who Stared Into a Solar Eclipse

So either Trump’s billionaire backers are being conned or the American people are. Only a fool can't guess which it will be.

08.04.2024 10

Common Dreams

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Robert Reich: The Man Who Sacrificed Workers To Shareholders – OpEd

For most corporations, the largest single cost is payrolls. Hence the now-accepted formula for raising stock prices: Increase profits by cutting...

07.04.2024 8

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Chips, Tech, and Steel – OpEd

Tokyo-based Nippon Steel Corporation’s new CEO says he’s pressing on with its $14.1 billion acquisition of United States Steel Corporation.  But...

06.04.2024 10

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Bombs Away? – OpEd

I’m deeply troubled that the Biden administration continues to approve the transfer of thousands more bombs to Israel.  Not only does this further...

05.04.2024 10

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Trump’s 5-Step Fascist Plan – OpEd

On Friday, Trump posted a video featuring an image of President Biden hog-tied —with hands and feet bound together. Trump has previously posted...

03.04.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: The End Of The Necktie? – OpEd

I’ve always hated neckties. My objection isn’t aesthetic. It’s discomfort. I have almost no neck. I have a large head that sits on a very short...

02.04.2024 5

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Record Corporate Profits From Your Thinning Wallets – OpEd

The latest economic data shows two big things:  (1) Corporate profits reached a record high in the fourth quarter of last year.  (2) Inflation is...

01.04.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: When Roger Ailes And I Didn’t Make A Deal – OpEd

Roger Ailes did more to degrade the tone of public life in America than anyone since Joseph McCarthy.  In 1998, Ailes asked me to drop by his office...

31.03.2024 20

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: The Trump Integrity Trap – OpEd

If you’re seeking employment at the Republican National Committee, you’re likely to be asked in your job interview if you believe that the 2020...

30.03.2024 30

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: How To Deal With The Trump Threat – OpEd

The 2024 general election is now underway.  Like most of you, I’ve found myself immersed in many conversations about the threat to our nation —...

29.03.2024 5

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: How Biden Can Stop Netanyahu – OpEd

The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favor; the...

28.03.2024 10

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Congress’s New Low – OpEd

Gallup has been asking the public the same question for 50 years, since April 1974: “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling...

25.03.2024 4

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: My Mentor And Friend, Ken Galbraith – OpEd

Forty years ago, on March 22, 1984, I had lunch with John Kenneth Galbraith at the Faculty Club at Harvard. I remember the date because it marked the...

23.03.2024 5

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Trump Is Out Of His Mind And Desperate – OpEd

At a rally outside the Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, Trump warned that “if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a blood bath...

21.03.2024 4

Eurasia Review

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Trump Wants to Destroy Social Security, But Biden Plan Would Improve and Expand It

Biden wants to save Social Security by having the super-rich — who have become far richer over the past several decades — pay more Social Security...

18.03.2024 8

Common Dreams

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Robert Reich: Who Do You Trust More With TikTok — China, Or American Billionaires? – OpEd

Should you be more worried about China siphoning off your personal data and manipulating your thoughts via TikTok, or American...

17.03.2024 6

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: Seriously, Again, How Dumb Is Trump? – OpEd

My definition of stupidity is continuing to do something that has so far cost you a minimum of $91 million because you won’t stop doing it.  In...

15.03.2024 6

Eurasia Review

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Robert Reich: The Case For Nauseous Optimism – OpEd

I chose the word nauseous over cautious because my stomach is churning at the very possibility Trump could get a second term. But I don’t believe...

12.03.2024 5

Eurasia Review

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