What is America really fighting over in the upcoming election? No particular issue. Not even Democrats versus Republicans.
Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, took the knee last month before cameras at a branch of his bank. Larry Fink, CEO of giant investment fund BlackRock, decried racial bias. Starbucks vowed to “stand in solidarity with our black partners, customers and communities.” Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO David Solomon said he grieved “for the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless other victims of racism.”
Leading economist: The pandemic is putting America’s deepening class divide into stark relief -- and four new classes are emerging
Corporate welfare is alive and well: Here are 4 appalling features of the taxpayer-funded coronavirus bailout
With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the global economy, here’s how massive corporations are shafting the rest of us in order to secure billions of dollars of taxpayer-funded bailouts.
Warren “vilifies successful people,” says Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase.
Trump isn’t the only problem. As Big Money floods our political system, and some in power are intent on making it harder for certain people to vote, we need a movement to save our democracy.
Last week, Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview with the New York Times that Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III.”
The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday is a national calamity. It is a product of white supremacists and home grown terrorists.
Robert Reich: Are there 22 patriotic House Republicans who will join with Democrats to impeach Trump?
Trump warning to former FBI Director James Comey against leaking anything negative about him – tweeting “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” – is deeply troubling.
Here’s the First 100 Days resistance agenda [with thanks to Alan Webber]:
It is time for a New Democratic Party.
[This is a reprint of a story Robert Reich published in January of 2016.]
Robert Reich: Trump isn't alone -- the entire GOP has spent decades trying to destroy trust in the American system
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