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  • U.S. Regions and Business Sectors Face Significant Economic Risks From Climate Change

    06/25/2014 4:08:12 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    Risky Business ^ | June 24, 2014 | Press Release
    New York, June 24 – The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report released today. The report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States,” summarizes findings of an independent assessment of the impact of climate change at the county, state, and regional level, and shows that communities, industries, and properties across the U.S. face profound risks from climate change. The findings also show that the most severe risks can still be avoided through early...
  • Hodgkinson letters: ‘I have never said life sucks, only the policies of the Republicans’

    06/14/2017 1:17:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.bnd.com ^ | 06-14-2017 | Staff
    James Hodgkinson, the Belleville man accused of shooting congressmen and aides during practice for a ...baseball game Wednesday, has written a number of letters to the editor of the Belleville News-Democrat. [snip] Following are the letters: Sept. 12, 2012 The path out of our deficit The best book I’ve read in a while is “Aftershock” by Robert B. Reich. He explains that the lowering of taxes on the richest Americans was a major cause of the Great Depression. He also states that it is a major cause of the Great Recession, which started in 2007. He states that the year...
  • Robert Reich: “Rumors” that Berkeley riots were a right-wing false flag, or something

    02/03/2017 11:02:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: Mainstream media’s war on “fake news.” New hotness: Airing baseless rumors on air in order to feed the narrative. Mediate’s Alex Griswold highlights this bizarre exchange between former Clinton Cabinet member Robert Reich and CNN’s Don Lemon, in which Reich explains away the riots in Berkeley that prevented Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech at the university as a false flag by … Breitbart? “I was there for part of last night, and I know what I saw and those people were not Berkeley students,” Reich said. “Those people were outside agitators. I have never seen them before.”“There’s rumors...
  • Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich: ‘Boycott All Trump Products’

    12/21/2016 2:26:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 138 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2016 | 3:25 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Robert Reich, who served as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, is urging his fellow progressives to block President-elect Donald Trump from carrying out his policy plans for his first 100 days in office, including a suggestion to “boycott all Trump products, real estate, hotels, resorts, everything.” Reich’s “First 100 Day Resistance Agenda” also urges Democrats in Congress to draw out the hearings of Trump’s Cabinet nominees while progressive journalists “dig into their backgrounds”. “Our version of ‘Drill, baby, drill’ is ‘Sue, baby, sue’,” he continued. “Throw sand in the gears. Lawyers, get organized.” He also recommended “coordinated fund-raising”...
  • The First 100 Day Resistance Agenda

    12/20/2016 7:57:08 AM PST · by lacrew · 54 replies
    Robert Reich dot Org ^ | 11-19-16 | Robert Reich
    1. Get Democrats in the Congress and across the country to pledge to oppose Trump’s agenda. Prolong the process of approving choices, draw out hearings 2. March and demonstrate—in a coordinated, well-managed way. 3. Boycott all Trump products, real estate, hotels, resorts, everything. And then boycott all stores (like Nordstrom) that carry merchandise from Trump family brands. 6. Social media: What about a new YouTube channel devoted to video testimonials about resisting Trump’s First 100 Day Agenda? 8. Investigative journalism: We need investigative journalists to dig into the backgrounds of all of Trump’s appointees, in the White House, the Cabinet,...
  • Democrat Disaster: Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich Threatens Creation of Third Party

    11/13/2016 6:43:25 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-12-2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Bill Clinton former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich talked about creating a third party if the Democratic Party does not move in a more progressive direction. “The Democratic Party can no longer be the same; it has been repudiated,” Reich said on a conference call with members from the progressive grassroots group Democracy for America. “This has been a huge refutation of establishment politics, and the political organization has got to be changed. … If the Democratic Party can’t do it, we’ll do it through a third party.” The Democratic Party is in an all-out civil war between the more...
  • Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more

    11/11/2016 12:00:21 AM PST · by nralife · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 10 November 2016 07.00 EST | Robert Reich
    Bill Clinton and Barack Obama helped shift power away from the people towards corporations. It was this that created an opening for Donald Trump. What has happened in America should not be seen as a victory for hatefulness over decency. It is more accurately understood as a repudiation of the American power structure. At the core of that structure are the political leaders of both parties, their political operatives, and fundraisers; the major media, centered in New York and Washington DC; the country’s biggest corporations, their top executives, and Washington lobbyists and trade associations; the biggest Wall Street banks, their...
  • Clinton Labor Secretary Warns Against July 4th ‘Americanism’

    07/04/2016 4:44:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 84 replies
    Tea Party/Daily Caller ^ | 7/3/2016 | Daily Caller Staff
    Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” (Daily Caller) – Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and current University of California Berkeley professor Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” “We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016, we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is an inclusive patriotism that binds us together. The other is an exclusive patriotism that keeps others...
  • How Democrats abandoned the working class and spurred rise of Donald Trump

    03/13/2016 2:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 12, 2016 | Kyle Smith
    Inequality has risen. Jobs are going overseas. The more the stock market rises, the more the working class feels crushed by globalization. And all of this has occurred exactly as Democrats have engineered it. Stuff happens, they say. The truth hurts. Take it from Larry Summers, once one of President Obama's leading economic advisers: "One of the challenges in our society is that the truth is kind of an equalizer," Summers reportedly said in a candid moment in 2009. "One of the reasons that inequality has probably gone up in our society is that people are being treated closer to...
  • Former secretary of labor endorses Sanders (Robert Reich)

    02/26/2016 6:19:20 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Robert Reich, who worked in the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter administrations and was Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, endorsed Bernie Sanders on Twitter Friday evening.
  • Video: Ted Cruz more dangerous to liberals than Donald Trump

    02/20/2016 6:36:48 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 20, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    Robert Reich unintentionally makes the conservative case for Cruz The video below was released last night on Facebook by former Clinton Secretary of Labor and noted liberal Robert Reich. Reich's argument is that Cruz actually believes his conservatism. Reich is right on a big picture basis, even if he exaggerates or distorts a couple of Cruz's positions. Trump, by contrast, is someone Reich feels will make deals and has no ideological foundation so while he's a bully, there's actually less to fear. Basically, Reich is telling liberals to be afraid, very afraid of Ted Cruz.
  • Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Are Confused by Economics. And Government. And Reality

    10/05/2015 9:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Seton Motley
    Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish that conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). We certainly now have a large enough, long enough sample set - and the results are in. The system is contaminated - Socialism does not work. Socialists feebly cry “But they weren’t Socialist - they were Communist,” which is a distinction with very little difference. Communism is Socialism - with a boot in the neck....
  • Robert Reich’s dire warning: America’s free-market obsession is “poisoning” our world

    10/05/2015 7:34:20 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    salon ^ | 10-5-2015 | CONOR LYNCH
    Reich argues that the major problem with the market of today is not that the government has intruded too much, as Republicans generally contend, but that the laws and regulations necessary for a market are tilted in the favor of wealthy individuals and corporations who can buy influence in the political world, rather than average people, i.e “the many,” who cannot. In other words, the free market vs. government debate is largely a pointless distraction from what should be the real debate: Does the market and the rules that establish it work for everyone, or just the few at top...
  • White House, Allies Accuse Jewish Lawmakers of Dual Loyalty to Israel

    08/11/2015 3:34:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/11/15 | Adam Kredo
    Obama administration allies lobbying in favor of a recently signed nuclear deal with Iran are smearing Jewish lawmakers and opponents of the accord with allegations of dual loyalty to Israel, rhetoric many view as anti-Semitic, according to allegations leveled by these individuals and groups.Organizations close to the White House, including the pro-Tehran lobbying shop National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the liberal fringe group J Street, and the anti-war organization MoveOn, have come out to question the motivation of Jewish individuals who oppose the nuclear deal, which will provide Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief and lift longstanding restrictions...
  • Iran Deal: Reich Attacks Jewish ‘Axis’ Powers

    08/10/2015 2:20:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich has blamed a Jewish “axis” of power for “polarizing” the debate around the Iran deal. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Reich said that the “Nentanyahu-AIPAC-Adelson-Republican axis” posed “a serious danger to America, Israel, and American Jews.” He slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for “interfering in American politics as no foreign leader has ever done before,” and blamed him for turning Democrats against Israel. He did not mention Obama’s charge that Republicans are making “common cause” with Iranian hard-liners. Reich also claimed: “Polls suggest a solid majority of American Jews support Obama and...
  • Redistributing wealth may be all that staves off collapse

    03/22/2015 9:12:40 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 128 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 20, 2015 | Robert Reich
    It’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce or distribute it. At its prime in 1988, Eastman Kodak, the iconic American photography company, had more than 145,000 employees. In 2012, Kodak filed for bankruptcy. The same year Kodak went under, Instagram, the world’s newest photo company, had 13 employees serving 30 million customers.
  • Robert Reich: The 3 biggest myths plaguing the U.S. economy

    03/12/2015 1:33:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | March 12, 2015 | Robert Reich
    1. The “job creators” are CEOs, corporations, and the rich, whose taxes must be low in order to induce them to create more jobs. Rubbish. The real job creators are the vast middle class and the poor, whose spending induces businesses to create jobs. Which is why raising the minimum wage, extending overtime protection, enlarging the Earned Income Tax Credit, and reducing middle-class taxes are all necessary. 2. The critical choice is between the “free market” or “government.” Baloney. The free market doesn’t exist in nature. It’s created and enforced by government. And all the ongoing decisions about how it’s...
  • Former US secretary: Netanyahu speech ‘poisoning’ ties (Robert Reich joins the anti-Bibi onslaught)

    03/01/2015 12:02:17 AM PST · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 1, 2015, 8:43 am | Stuart Winer
    Former US labor secretary Robert Reich offered sharp criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, saying that the premiere’s intention address Congress on Tuesday, against the wishes of the White House, was driving many US Jews to speak out against Israel when in the past they may have remained silent, and that the speech was “poisoning the relationship” between Israel and the US In a post to his Facebook page, Reich, who was secretary during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1997, appealed not to Netanyahu, but rather to the people of Israel, and warned them that the prime...
  • Robert Reich’s advice to Hillary Clinton: Ride the populist wave

    11/12/2014 6:16:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 12, 2014 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich is not running for president, but he thinks any Democrat who is – including his “old friend” Hillary Clinton – should worry about Republicans outflanking them on populism. Reich, now a professor at the University of California Berkeley, first met Hillary Clinton when she was a freshman at Wellesley and they marched in civil rights demonstrations together. He met Bill Clinton around the same time at Oxford, when they were both Rhodes Scholars. He went on to work on both of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns, and joined the administration. In the Clinton cabinet, he was...
  • Dems Blast the “Tricky, Little-Known Maneuver” That Passed Obamacare (Reconciliation Schadenfreude)

    10/23/2014 10:01:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    Powerline ^ | 20 October 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Former Secretary of Labor Bob Reich, on behalf of MoveOn, warns Democrats what will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate: they may use a “tricky, little-known maneuver” to “ram through” their “right-wing policies” with only 51 votes, instead of the 60 votes “usually required” in the Senate. Here he is:Reconciliation