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The Three Biggest and Least Accountable Power Centers in America

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

The news has been dominated by the Supreme Court, whose term began last week; the Federal Reserve, and whether it will start responding to inflation by raising interest rates; and Facebook, which a whistleblower claimed intentionally seeks to enrage and divide Americans in order to generate ad revenue.

What’s the common thread here? The ...Read more

What Happened to the GOP That Stood for Limited Government?

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

I’m old enough to remember when the Republican Party stood for limited government — when Ronald Reagan thundered “Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem."

Today’s Republican Party, while still claiming to stand for limited government, is practicing just the opposite: government intrusion everywhere.

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Trump’s Attempted Coup Continues

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

The former president’s attempted coup is not stopping. He still refuses to concede and continues to rile up supporters with his bogus claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Tens of millions of Americans believe him.

At a Republican event Aug. 29 in Franklin, North Carolina, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, repeating Trump’s big lie, called the ...Read more

As Children Head Back to School, Partisan Politics Threatens Their Learning and Safety

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

My granddaughter will go to school next week. So may your child or grandchild. For many, it will be their first time back in classrooms in a year and a half.

What do we want for these young people? At least three things.

First and most obviously, to learn the verbal, mathematical and other thinking tools they’ll need to successfully navigate...Read more

 

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