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Feb 28, 2007
The Employee Free Choice Act would make a major change in how workers choose whether to join a union — the first such change since 1935. Commentator Robert Reich says it's about time.
Feb 21, 2007
Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing for fair-labor standards to be attached to all international trade agreements. Commentator Robert Reich says those standards would be good for both sides.
Feb 14, 2007
Commentator Robert Reich says all the politicking over balancing the federal budget is an exercise in accounting futility that doesn't necessarily lead to smarter spending or borrowing.
Feb 7, 2007
The U.S. is going to have trouble funding alternative energy if it waits for a carbon tax. Commentator Robert Reich says we should look to oil companies to provide the money.
Jan 31, 2007
Mortgage payments are on the rise for homeowners who took advantage of that sub-prime loan frenzy a few years back. As many as 20 percent could lose their homes, fears commentator Robert Reich.
Jan 24, 2007
Every new public policy creates its winners and its losers. Commentator Robert Reich says, when it comes to making winners of consumers, the president's healthcare proposal falls short.
Jan 17, 2007
Ethics and lobbying reform are getting a lot of play on the Hill this week, but commentator Robert Reich says the legislation on the table isn't going to change how the system works in Washington.
Jan 10, 2007
Robert Reich says a Democratic plan to let the federal government negotiate with drug companies for lower Medicare prescription costs doesn't go far enough.
Jan 3, 2007
Congress is expected to increase the minimum wage after Democrats take control this week. President Bush wants tax breaks for small businesses as a concession, but Robert Reich says that's just not necessary.
Dec 27, 2006
Robert Reich takes a hard view of 2006's bribes, bonuses and scandals in Congress and the corporate world.