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Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich joins Berkeley faculty
San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sun, Jul. 24, 2005

Posted on 07/24/2005 9:45:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway

BERKELEY, Calif. - Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich is joining the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley.

Reich taught at Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy during the spring semester and in 2004. That post will become permanent as of Jan. 1, according to a statement Friday from the university.

Reich said he's taking the job to participate in an intellectual community "that supports a full discussion of all views."

Reich, who has written ten books concerning politics and the economy, served as labor secretary in the Clinton administration, as an assistant to the solicitor general in the Ford administration and as head of the Federal Trade Commission's policy planning staff during the Carter administration.

Reich is leaving his post as professor at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

"I've loved my eight years at Brandeis," said Reich, "but I've always wanted to teach at a public university, and Berkeley is the best public university in the world.

"I hope my experience in government and academia helps (students) become the next generation of America's thought leaders."

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: berkeley; clinton; labor; midget; reich

1 posted on 07/24/2005 9:45:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That's Robert B. Reichhhhhhhhhhh-uh.


2 posted on 07/24/2005 9:47:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Reich also stated on TV once that Communism didn't work because the right peopel were not in charge. Bet he thinks it would work if he were in charge.


3 posted on 07/24/2005 9:48:21 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence applies in all cases)
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LOL This will kill any remaining hint of truth in Reich think!


4 posted on 07/24/2005 9:50:14 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: nickcarraway
Reich said he's taking the job to participate in an intellectual community "that supports a full discussion of all views."

A discussion of all points of view at Berkeley? That's a laugh.

5 posted on 07/24/2005 9:51:42 PM PDT by stripes1776
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To: nickcarraway

Didn't he write..

"A Short Primer on Clintonian Economics" ?


6 posted on 07/24/2005 9:53:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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Reich said he's taking the job to participate in an intellectual community "that supports a full discussion of all views."

Who's he trying to kid?

7 posted on 07/24/2005 9:53:26 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: nickcarraway

I'd guess that Reich's reputation is going to dwarf those of his new colleagues.


8 posted on 07/24/2005 9:53:31 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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Reich said he's taking the job to participate in an intellectual community "that supports a full discussion of all views."

Yeah, that would be a first.

The guy wants "a full discussion of all views" at a place like Berkeley of all places.

Anybody who puts forth a conservative point of view there would be booed out of the place.

9 posted on 07/24/2005 9:54:19 PM PDT by Noachian (To Control the Judiciary The People Must First Control The Senate)
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he's taking the job to participate in an intellectual community "that supports a full discussion of all views."

And I'm keeping this quote handy for the NEXT time I need a HUGE LAFF!

10 posted on 07/24/2005 9:54:27 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Dean won't call UBL guilty without a trial, but thinks DeLay and Rove should be in jail)
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I'd guess that Reich's reputation is going to dwarf those of his new colleagues.

Even though he is a mental midget.

11 posted on 07/24/2005 9:54:36 PM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I would like to know what we are talking about.)
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Himself, apparently.

There should be an asterisk, with a footnote like:"all appropriate views."

12 posted on 07/24/2005 9:57:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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Perfect. Now Philip Johnson and Judith Butler finally have someone to feel intellectually smug towards.


13 posted on 07/24/2005 10:04:44 PM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Creationism is not conservative!)
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To: scott7278

There are those who think little of him.


14 posted on 07/24/2005 10:06:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Another reason not to live in California.


15 posted on 07/24/2005 10:27:19 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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I welcome this. I'm all too familiar with the officious, self-satisfied prigs that are Berkeley. Reich may be a far-left moonbat, but he's a decent person and he will be a breath of fresh air at Berkeley.


16 posted on 07/24/2005 10:28:54 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (You're it)
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He's making a foolish decision by passing up his "natural calling" as a garden gnome.


17 posted on 07/24/2005 11:25:24 PM PDT by politicket (Our Supreme Court just destroyed our land...any Patrick Henry's out there?)
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To: claudiustg
And, I can think of a few more.

But, getting back to Reich:

It is a peculiar trait of small men to be full of themselves. Or, so I have observed over a period of six decades or so.

I remember a pip-squeak newly frocked Rear Admiral at CincPacFlt Hq in the early 70's.

We knick-named the prissy flake "Claude" after Claude Rains.

It seems that way to me at any rate. Anyhoo, I despise everything that little twerp stands for. And, at least we know where he is, so when we have to finally nuke Berkeley, maybe we'll get him in the cross-hairs at Ground Zero.

Or, better yet: Let's suggest the Guv appoint him a commission of one to straighten out the disastrous educational system that IS Kalifornia's wery wery worstest nightmare. See how long he would last at that impossible task!!!
18 posted on 07/25/2005 12:16:10 AM PDT by dk/coro
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That minature POS finally made the communist crapper, the only question now is when are they going to flush it?


19 posted on 07/25/2005 12:47:37 AM PDT by dalereed
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"Reich said he's taking the job to participate in an intellectual community "that supports a full discussion of all views."

Sort of like going to a homo bar to pick up chicks.


20 posted on 07/25/2005 1:16:26 AM PDT by dsc
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Let's see, Berkley and Rh. Somehow that doesn't suprise me, both disgusting liberal P.O.S..
Both should be flushed into a large septic tank along with San Francisco.


21 posted on 07/25/2005 3:29:29 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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