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Coping With Trump Stress Disorder

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Bob Burnett

A month into the Trump Administration, many Americans are stressed out. A recent study by the American Psychological Association revealed “more Ame...

Robert Reich Says Donald Trump Poses A Large But Temporary Problem

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich said in an interview posted online Tuesday that he believes President Donald Trump won’t remain in office aft...

Trump Promises to Make America Wealthy Again

David Vognar | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
David Vognar

What is it about people who see value only in money that they don't get there is a wide range of more important, and more giving, values. The desire t...

Robert Reich Warns A 'Dark Cloud Of Illegitimacy' Hangs Over Trump's Presidency

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.13.2016 | Politics

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich says that a “dark cloud of illegitimacy” hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump, and that the on...

Robert Reich Pleads With Trump To Quit It With The 'Petty' And 'Vindictive' Tweets

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics

Robert Reich: "Lemme just say, because Donald Trump is probably watching right now..."— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) Decem...

Robert Reich Previews A New Era Of Savage Inequality Under Donald Trump

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. Last fall, Robert Reich published Saving Capital...

Can The American Political Phoenix Rise? Admitting Defeat And Looking Toward Deep Change From The Ground Up

Mark Schmanko | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Mark Schmanko

Put baldly, for all of you who blame Bernie Sanders for Hillary Clinton's recent devastating loss in the election, that's foolish. Even blaming Independents and Third parties misses the core of the problem.

The Downside Of Political Correctness: Authentic Speech In The Age Of Trump

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Trump may have actually given us a gift by rejecting conventional norms of political correctness, and by removing the lid from the boiling cauldron of negative feelings shared by millions of our fellow citizens.

8 Reasons Why Republicans Must Dump Trump

Robert Reich | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

Why are there so few statesmen left in the Republican Party? Are there no principled Republicans whose loyalty to the nation is greater than their eagerness to win back the White House? No Republican leaders with the courage to stand up and say this is wrong -- that this man doesn't have the character or the temperament to be president, and his election would endanger America and everything we believe in and stand for?

As Trump Uses Fascist Germany's Playbook, A Faithful Democracy Must Fight Back

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Faithful adherence to democratic values will be the key to defeating Donald Trump in November. Trump is a demagogue and such people feed on chaos.

Supporting Bernie Sanders Does Not Excuse Misogyny

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women

If Donald Trump's campaign has exposed America's "racist underbelly," then the Bernie Sanders campaign has exposed the progressive movement's misogyni...

Do Science and Religion Conflict? Yes - And It Matters

Connor Wood | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Connor Wood

Is there a conflict between religion and science? Some say yes. Others say no. Regardless of their answer, nearly everyone thinks that the relationshi...

If Hillary Wins

Mark Schmanko | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Mark Schmanko

Let's just hope that Hillary, once officially nominated (and elected), cares enough to take seriously the very clear and fundamental message of Sanders. Let's not compromise it all away with incremental talk and middle way negotiations.

In the Fiery Aftermath of the New York Primary

Mark Schmanko | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Mark Schmanko

Regardless of the smearing, negativity and even media-exaggerated scapegoating, most progressives will definitely vote for Hillary, even as a movement forms and anarchist dissenters slowly multiply (especially among the youth).

Who Opposes Overtime Pay Increase, Really?

Harlan Green | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

That's a no-brainer--Republicans, of course. Who else would oppose updating the safeguards against working more than 40 hours without overtime pay, p...

The Internet's 10 Best Responses to Paul Krugman's Hit Piece on Bernie Sanders: 'Sanders Over the Edge'

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

(Photo credit: Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich/Tim Shaffer/Photo montage by Salon) When NYT columnist Paul Krugman called Bernie Sanders a Bernie Bro, he st...

Mindful Genius

Ira Israel | Posted 03.24.2017 | Education
Ira Israel

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F....

Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party's Best Hope to Win the White House in November

Tom Weis | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Tom Weis

What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started.

Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in Wealthy Private Schools Than Those in Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 03.05.2017 | Education
Don Hill

(4th of 5 installments) Tax subsidies exist for private schools at least in part because the schools and their students' parents are deemed to serve ...

The Anxious Middle Class

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.03.2017 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Government can be the partner of business, not the enemy, but the private sector doesn't need to wait for help. It can bring about an economic revival all on its own.

Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in Wealthy Private Schools Than Those in Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 03.02.2017 | Education
Don Hill

Many booarding schools have found it difficult to consistently maintain full enrollments. Mercersburg was founded as a boys' school in 1893; it added girls in 1969 to counter a shrinking male applicant pool.

Bill Clinton's Labor Secretary Just Endorsed Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2016 | Politics

Bernie Sanders reeled in the endorsement of a prominent cabinet official from the Clinton years on Friday. Robert Reich, who served as Bill Clinton's ...

"Requiem for the American Dream": Wake Up Call!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 02.12.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Noam Chomsky's new film "Requiem for the American Dream" is a clear-eyed, easily accessible outline of how and why American idealism has been sabotaged.

Spin Shift on Bernie: The Escalating Media Assault

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.27.2017 | Media
Norman Solomon

For a long time, as he campaigned for president, a wide spectrum of establishment media insisted that Bernie Sanders couldn't win. Now they're sounding the alarm that he might. And, just in case you haven't gotten the media message yet -- Sanders is "angry," kind of like Donald Trump.

How Robert Reich Is Persuading The Country To Fight For Economic Equality

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. Robert Reich stepped down from his post as Labor...