New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appears pragmatic and New York City Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio appears ideological only in comparison with their own parties, Reich writes. But in terms of where America is and what it needs, now and in the foreseeable future, these two labels should be reversed.
Many are describing the victories of Terry McAuliffe in Virginia and Chris Christie in New Jersey as a 'return to the center' of American politics. Reich criticizes this idea arguing that the definition of 'the center' has become distorted in recent years.
'The Wolf of Wall Street' stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a stockbroker who runs afoul of the law.
Over 47 million Americans saw cuts to their food stamp benefits Nov. 1. The majority of Americans are still recovering from the Great Recession, yet Washington is cutting safety nets. Why? Income inequality, Reich explains.
Stock markets are closing lower and lower as the government remains shutdown. Brown argues that a greater fall in stock prices may be the wake-up call Washington needs. The market needs to scare congress straight before Washington will get serious about finalizing a budget plan and re-open the government.