Robert Reich – The Berkeley Blog
For the Jan. 6 hearings, let’s salute the courage of Congresswoman Liz Cheney
Wed, 08 Jun 2022 16:52:07 +0000
To a large degree, the success of the hearings of the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection will depend on the Wyoming Republican congresswoman and vice-chair of the committee, Liz Cheney. Although I have disagreed with almost every substantive position she has ever taken, I salute her courage and her patriotism. And I wish her success.
Roe v Wade reversal another brick in the wall dividing red and blue America
Wed, 11 May 2022 16:21:16 +0000
The U.S. supreme court’s upcoming decision to reverse Roe v Wade (an early draft of which has been leaked) doesn’t ban abortions; it leaves the issue to the states. As a result, it will put another large brick in the growing wall separating blue and red America.
Dear President Biden and Democrats, here’s your economic message
Tue, 12 Apr 2022 18:40:42 +0000
As America slouches toward the midterm elections, President Biden and the Democrats need an economic message that celebrates their accomplishments to date – job creation and higher wages – yet also takes aim at the major abuses of economic power that are fueling inflation and widening inequality.
All the times Trump and Putin have proved me wrong
Tue, 15 Mar 2022 16:48:50 +0000
Putin and Trump have convinced me I was wrong about how far we had come in the 21st century. Technology, globalization, and modern systems of governance haven’t altered the ways of tyranny. But I, like millions of others around the world, have been inspired by the Ukrainian people — who are reteaching us lessons we once knew.
Putin’s war and its economic and geopolitical realities
Thu, 24 Feb 2022 16:19:01 +0000
Putin’s means of keeping Western liberal democracy at bay isn’t just to invade Ukraine. It’s also to stoke division inside the West by fueling racist nationalism in Western Europe and the United States. In this, Trump and Trumpism continue to be Putin’s most important ally.
They died protecting the right of Black people to vote. The fight is not over
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 13:44:34 +0000
The convergence of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and of the Senate’s unwillingness to protect voting rights causes me to remember my childhood friend and protector, whom I knew as Mickey. I was always very short for my age, which made me an easy target for bullies. To protect myself, I got into the habit ... Continue reading »
The Supreme Court, Federal Reserve and Big Tech cannot go unchallenged
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:34:28 +0000
Three centers of power increasingly dominate our lives, but are less and less accountable: The Supreme Court, the Federal Reserve, and Big Tech. So how do we break the cycle and hold these power centers accountable£
The so-called ‘labor shortage’ is actually a living-wage shortage
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 22:49:46 +0000
You might say American workers have declared a national general strike until they get better pay and improved working conditions.
A GOP-majority Supreme Court shows cruelty toward the powerless
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 15:51:19 +0000
Republican-appointed justices, who now hold six of nine seats on the Court, are ready to overturn the Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, striking down anti-abortion laws across the nation as violating a woman’s right to privacy under the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution.
Trump is history. America’s future is now in Biden’s hands
Sun, 14 Feb 2021 20:49:17 +0000
Trump has left Republicans badly fractured and on the defensive. The party is imploding. Big business no longer has a home in the crackpot GOP. This political void is allowing Biden and the Democrats, who control the White House and both houses of Congress, to respond boldly to the largest social and economic crisis since the Great Depression.
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