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Why Trump’s Plan to Strip the IRS Is Incredibly Dumb (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Donald Trump is proposing a 14.1 percent cut in the IRS budget next year. Here are four reasons that reduction should not be made. 

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

What Led Donald Trump to Select His Cabinet Appointees


In February, Steve Bannon (pictured) declared that key members of Trump’s Cabinet were “selected for a reason.” That reason has become clear.

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The World According to Trump Is Becoming Increasingly Dangerous—and His Actions Are One Reason


As commander in chief, the president is empowered to manage the military might of the nation. But he is not empowered to initiate warfare on his own.

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Why Is the Justice Department Defending the President’s Fleecing of America?


In a lawsuit over the emoluments clause, attorneys for the United States are representing Trump’s personal financial interests, not the broader interests of American citizens.

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Trump’s Making Good on One of His Many Campaign Promises: Promoting Unfettered Police Power


As the world focuses on state violence from Syria to Iraq to Yemen to North Korea, the groundwork is being laid for unchecked state violence here at home.

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Ahmadinejad’s Surprise Comeback: Can We Survive Iran’s Former President and Trump at the Same Time?


If Ahmadinejad is elected next month, the stream of nonsense coming at us from both Tehran and Washington would be too much to bear.

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Decision on Texas’ Voter ID Law Is Another Loss for Trump Administration


A federal judge once again ruled that the law is intended to discriminate against blacks and Latinos, although the Department of Justice argued otherwise.

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Trump Administration May Be Considering Cutting Funding Source for Social Security


The president is reportedly looking at a plan that would eliminate much of the payroll tax that funds the critical safety-net program.

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A New, Progressive Form of Federalism Is Spreading With the GOP in Control


To derail Donald Trump’s domestic agenda, the left is bolstering the autonomy of states and cities to protect minorities, the poor, the undocumented and our ecosystems.

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The Truth About Trumponomics (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Building an economic wall around America is not the way to make its workforce more competitive.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

A Checklist for Trump Voters


Here are some of the many things the president said during his campaign and hasn’t followed through on.

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John Oliver on How Representatives Choose Their Voters, Rather Than the Other Way Around (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host points out how nuts it is that the U.S. is a nation in which politicians have more sway than constituents, thanks to a five-syllable word.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

U.S. Policies Created the Immigration Problem. Scapegoating Immigrants Makes It Worse.


Donald Trump and his GOP cohorts are using the issue to distract and divide U.S. workers while the ruling class exploits them.

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We Need to Stop Treating Michael Hayden as an Arbiter of Truth


Making the former NSA chief and CIA director the go-to expert on Trump’s relationship with intelligence agencies is misguided; Harvard students are developing an anti-Trump “Resistance School”; why octopuses are “aliens living on earth.”

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Iraqi Shiite Cleric Says Russia, America and Assad Should All Get Out of Syria


Muqtada al-Sadr also calls on Donald Trump to stop taking frivolous positions that damage the world community.

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Bannon, Kushner and Trump’s Upside-Down Philosophy


We’re likely to be left with the worst of both worlds: Stephen Bannon’s brand of anti-establishment populism alongside Jared Kushner’s oligarchical Republicanism.

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Senate Republicans ‘Go Nuclear’ Over Neil Gorsuch


A historic rule change clears the way for the Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed Friday.

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Washington’s Supreme Hypocrisy on Chemical Weapons and Civilian Deaths


The use of chemical weapons in Syria is an atrocity, but American politicians’ outrage draws on myths of American exceptionalism and erosion of political memory.

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The Grounds for Impeaching Donald Trump (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

By my count, there are now four solid reasons to impeach Donald Trump. The fifth appears to be emerging.

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Donald Trump’s Behavior May Encourage Attacks, Says Islamic State Spokesman


Disturbing signs emerge that the president’s odd self-presentation and erratic pronouncements could lead to a serious security threat worldwide.

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Noam Chomsky Assesses Trump’s First 75 Days: ‘One Crazy Thing After Another’ (Video)

The acclaimed author and political commentator talks about Russia, nuclear disarmament, Trump’s Cabinet and ways the administration is turning America “into a laughingstock.”

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Sovietization of the American Political-Media Establishment? (Audio)


The hunt for Donald Trump’s “Kremlin connections” indulges in practices reminiscent of the Soviet Kremlin and its media.

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We Are Careening Toward the First Industrialized State of Anarchy


We are not barreling toward fascism under Donald Trump—that would require a program and unity of purpose.

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Has Trump Deferred to Russia in Syria?


Some see U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as suggesting that Syrians are stuck with Assad and the Trump administration doesn’t object.

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Donald Trump’s Technique for Dealing With Bad News Is to Create Confusion and Partisanship


The president has his own kind of fog machine that he cranks up whenever he wants to divert attention from an inconvenient issue—Russia entanglements, for example.

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We Have No Choice but to Resist Trump and the GOP With All Our Might


In just over two months, the Trump administration and its political and financial support system have given Americans cause for concern—but the situation is not beyond hope.

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National Insecurity


Voters drawn to Donald Trump because they believed he would rein in interventionism abroad and deal with festering problems at home are in for a disappointment.

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Chomsky: If Trump Falters With Supporters, a ‘Staged or Alleged’ Terrorist Attack Could Follow


The linguist and social critic discusses the president’s agenda and warns about the scapegoating of vulnerable people.

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Despite Growing Opposition, Devin Nunes Says He’ll Continue to Lead House Russia Inquiry


New reports raise questions about the relationship between the House Intelligence Committee chairman and the White House.

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Reminder to Trump: The Purpose of Government Is to Achieve the Common Good, Not to Show a Profit


It’s good to have fresh thinking about how government might function more efficiently. But it’s important to remember that government is not a business.

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Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan


Democrats on Capitol Hill are gloating about the demise of the American Health Care Act. The Vermont senator is about to do them one better.

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