Berkeley professor, former Secretary of Labor. Co-founder, @InequalityMedia. Sign up for updates, analysis and drawings: robertreich.substack.com

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So vaccine mandates are an infringement of personal freedom, but abortion bans aren't?
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Your reminder that a majority of the current nine Supreme Court justices — all appointed for life — were put there by presidents who lost the popular vote. Does anyone else see a problem with this picture?
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Here’s how we beat Republicans at their own game: -Reform and expand the Supreme Court -Abolish the Electoral College -Grant D.C. statehood -Give Puerto Rico self-determination -End the filibuster If we don’t act, the GOP will entrench their minority rule for generations.
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🚨VICTORY: As a result of our organizing, DoorDash will return over $5.3 million it stole from thousands of workers in San Francisco––directly to workers. Here's how we won ⤵️ sfchronicle.com/sf/article/D…
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I don’t just want a world where abortion care is legal. I want a world where I’m not harassed when I got my abortion. Where I’m not shamed. Where I’m not considered lucky to be able to get one. Upholding Roe v. Wade is the floor. We need abortion & reproductive health justice.
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Ever notice how the media always focuses on the costs of tackling big problems but never mentions the costs of doing nothing about them?
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If there’s any doubt about the partisan hackery of the Supreme Court’s six Republican appointees, it will be on full display when they overturn Roe v Wade. My latest: theguardian.com/commentisfre…
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Quote of the week by Justice Sonia Sotomayor: “Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts? If people actually believe that it’s all political...how will the court survive?”
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By the way, economies don’t grow from the top down. They grow from the bottom up – through public investment. The cost of failing to invest in our people and our future is astronomical.
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Just a random reminder that Kyrsten Sinema has taken over $750,000 from Big Pharma, and Joe Manchin collects $500,000 a year from coal stocks dividends. Need I say more?
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PSA: Freedom does not mean you can endanger the health and safety of others. Please get your shot, get your booster, and protect your neighbor.
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Can you imagine how thrilling it is to be Kyrsten Sinema? The best chance in a generation to reverse widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, maybe the last chance. But you have other ideas -- and they’re all about you. robertreich.substack.com/p/b…
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Replying to @epicciuto
I’m fascinated by what the definition of “moderate” is. Manchin? Sinema? From @RBReich:
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The economy added back 210,000 jobs in November, well below expectations. This is before the Omicron variant emerged, so the figures underscore the economy’s fragility as the pandemic persists. All of which argues for continued efforts to help families weather this long storm.
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Our families need permanent supports such as childcare, pre-K, and paid leave. Worries about inflation or the national debt should not distract us from these core needs.
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What sounds more radical to you? Abolishing the filibuster to save our democracy or destroying our democracy to save the filibuster? Make no mistake: This is the choice ahead. And whichever way it goes will be Joe Biden’s most enduring legacy. robertreich.substack.com/p/c…
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Let me get this straight: Our politicians will pass a $778 billion annual defense budget without batting an eye, but we’re supposed to believe we “can’t afford” paid family leave, universal pre-K, or climate action?
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