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Robert Reich on income inequality, his new film, and the need to get money out of politics

For those of you without access to public television, Bill Moyers celebrated the fifth anniversary of “the fiscal meltdown that almost tanked the world economy” a few days ago by speaking with my hero, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich about wealth inequality in the United States, and his soon-to-be-released documentary film Inequality for All. […]

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Obama’s fiery response to the Republican budget

President Obama delivered an uncharacteristically fiery speech the other day, at an Associated Press luncheon. You’ll find the video below, but, first, here’s a clip from an editorial about the speech that ran in yesterday’s New York Times. President Obama’s fruitless three-year search for compromise with the Republicans ended in a thunderclap of a speech […]

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Obama in Marquette, talks of high-speed rail and internet access for all

Addressing 1,400 people at Northern Michigan University this afternoon, President Obama made the case for bringing the internet to relatively remote regions of America, like the Upper Peninsula. “We want to invest in the next-generation of high-speed wireless coverage for 98% of Americans,” Obama said, after informing the crowd that today only 65% of American […]

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Watch these two videos and tell me if Republicans have gotten a) better, or b) worse, over the past 50 years

Today not only marks what would have been Martin Luther King’s 82nd birthday, but it’s also the 50th anniversary of President Eisenhower’s farewell address to the nation – the one in which he warned of the growing influence of the military industrial complex. I was just watching it, and reflecting yet again on how far […]

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No tax cuts for the rich

I’ve been writing a lot about lately about the growing gap between rich and poor in American, and the systematic destruction of the middle class, and how I believe both trends to be destructive to our Democracy. I didn’t want to write about it tonight, though. I was actually planning to take the night off, […]

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