The Growing Danger of Dynastic Wealth

by Robert Reich White House National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, former president of Goldman Sachs, said recently that “only morons pay the estate tax.” I’m reminded of Donald Trump’s comment that he didn’t pay… Read More

Exclusive: Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the… Read More

Relatives of Undocumented Children Caught Up in ICE Dragnet

In a shift from how it operated during the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is cracking down on relatives who let undocumented kids stay with them after entering the U.S. by Hannah Dreier Read… Read More

Here is how Florida Gov. Rick Scott escalated the potential for catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Irma

Development policies enacted by Florida Governor Rick Scott have exacerbated the potential for catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Irma, The Intercept reports. “The Republican governor prioritized development over ecological restoration of wetlands. Scott cut funding for… Read More

Trump’s Policy Catastrophe

by Robert Reich It’s easy to get caught up in the deeply flawed character of Donald Trump. We also need to recognize the policy catastrophe of this presidency. This past week Trump ordered an end to… Read More