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Spin Shift on Bernie: The Escalating Media Assault

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.27.2016 | 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 L...

Robert Reich's Seriously Funny Crusade To Save Capitalism And America's Middle Class

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. It’s two weeks before Thanksgiving, an...

5 Ways to Enhance Your Problem-Solving Skills

Sara Hirsch | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Sara Hirsch

Because managers can have a heart wrenching effect on the people around, it is especially important for organizations to relate to these findings. But of course we could all benefit from enhancing our problem-solving skills. When faced with solving a problem start by asking yourself:

How Best to Separate Donald Trump from His Base

David Coates | Posted 01.02.2016 | Politics
David Coates

If loyalty, anger and support are all key elements in Trump's current dominance of the Republican presidential field, rolling each back - and doing so in a progressive manner - is equally key to ensuring that that dominance does not persist into the general election itself.

Book Review - Saving Capitalism For the Many, Not the Few

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Christian Chiakulas

Robert Reich, in case you're not a 90's kid and therefore don't remember the 90's, was Secretary of Labor during Bill Clinton's first term. Now he's a public speaker, author of fourteen books, and Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.

Bernie Sanders Takes On Trump, Wall Street and Citizens United in This Epic Animated Rap Video

Brian Hanley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

You couldn't have scripted it any better. On one hand you have Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, and on the other, Donald Trump, a multibillionaire. Where Sanders inspires hope, Trump instills fear.

Look Who's Buying American Democracy (VIDEO)

Robert Reich | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

How much more evidence do we need that our system is in crisis? How long before we make it work for all of us instead of a handful at the top? We must not let them buy our democracy. We must get big money out of politics.

Foxmongering, the Greed Machine, and Poverty Profiteers: A Unifying Theory of Republican Politics

Dean Trippe | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Dean Trippe

Following the recent mass shooter attack in Colorado, many Americans are rightly considering the deadly and foreseeable consequences of the right-wing media's role in the dissemenation of demonstrably false accusations of fetal body part sales by the national community health care provider Planned Parenthood.

Robert Reich Is Wrong

Phil Simon | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Criticize Big Tech all you want. These companies certainly aren't above reproach. It just helps if you don't let your ideology overlook important little things like facts.

Stakeholder Capitalism: The New Capitalist Model

Pilar Stella | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Pilar Stella

With the Millennial generation driving the values of a more conscious approach to business, we are entering an era in which the old approach to business and capitalism is dying. The demand for something new, and more aligned with the values of the current generation, is emerging.

Money Cannot Be The God of Life: How CEO Pay Drives Inequality

Heather Gautney | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Lawmakers have failed to keep the wage apace with inflation so that its value is now less than it was five decades ago.

If Hillary Were as Bad as Trump

Kristine Holmgren | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Kristine Holmgren

My mother once told me a girl's reputation is worth her weight in lipstick and I believed her. Not so much for boys, I guess. If Donald Trump is a...

MoveOn and Robert Reich: Save Greece and Reject Global Austerity

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

MoveOn and Robert Reich have launched an emergency campaign to press the Obama administration to use its influence in the International Monetary Fund to push for a just end to the crisis in Greece.

Christina Wilkie

Bernie Sanders Hints At What A Sanders Administration Cabinet Could Look Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) offered a first glimpse on Sunday of some of the people he might consider for hi...

Robert Reich Sounds Off On How America Has Failed Its Students

Capital & Main | Danny Feingold | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

“We should forgive the debts of students who were hoodwinked by for-profit colleges.”

How to Hedge Against the Robot Apocolypse

Jeff Joseph | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Jeff Joseph

Investors (and Americans whose jobs are threatened by robots) are better off looking for ways to hedge their finances by examining six ways to invest in radical changes in technology.

A Multinational Trojan Horse: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Dave Pruett

You don't have to know much about the "trade" deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be more than a little suspicious.

Jesus Wants an Ethical Minimum Wage and a Serious Campaign Against Poverty.

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

Although his narrative never slides into an ardent polemic, it is arguable that Reza Aslan's Jesus is a bold and tireless advocate for the poor. A clo...

The Case for Career and Technical Education

Tom Snyder | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
Tom Snyder

We need to change our way of thinking about college education. As thousands of recent graduates have discovered, a four-year degree isn't an automatic gateway into the American middle class.

50 Years Later, Berkeley Still An Oasis

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Nancy Graham Holm

It's Wednesday morning at the North Berkeley Senior Center and twangs of country music might make you think you're in a friendly down-home bar in Texas.

Sign a Contract, Lose Your Rights

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Fran Moreland Johns

A recent study showed that 94 percent of the time, in cases like these, the judgment goes in the company's favor. Appeal? There is none. The decision is binding, and I have signed away my right to appeal -- that's also in the fine print.

The Federal Reserve's Artful Compassion for Households in 'Sobering' Condition

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Timothy J. Barnett

Glaringly absent in the Fed's policy platform is a commitment to a fair architecture for capitalism that equitably distributes the fruits of enterprise by providing incentives for ethically pricing each person's contributions to the sustainable public good.

College Is Not a 'Ludicrous Waste of Money'

S. Georgia Nugent | Posted 11.07.2014 | College
S. Georgia Nugent

Given his particular political history, we might also surmise that his intention is to advocate more, rather than fewer educational opportunities. But that's not what comes across. Not only is the title misleading, but the argumentation is poor.

Liberal Nationalism Is Not Only Possible, It's Essential

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

There has to be something concrete that makes those of us living in the United States more than just co-residents who share little other than proximity. There has to be something that makes 300 million people into "we" and "us." That something is civic nationalism.