Richard Reeves

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August 28, 2014

Labor Day -- You Remember 'Labor,' Don't You?

WASHINGTON -- I woke up last Thursday morning to learn that my FedEx man does not work for FedEx. Voices on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" informed me that although FedEx controls just about every minute of its drivers' days, the corporation regards them as "independent... continue

August 22, 2014

Is Obama Too Thoughtful to Be President?

LOS ANGELES -- Welcome to Presidency 101. What would you do if you were "the most powerful person in the world" and: Bad guys were chopping off the heads of your fellow citizens far from home in a place you'd like to get out of; at home, your fellow citizens were screaming at each other or... continue

August 06, 2014

None Dare Call It Treason

WASHINGTON -- Hooray! Hooray! The wicked Congress has gone home. So to speak, since most of the members actually live right here in the capital city and environs. But at least they are not in session. I am reminded of something said in early 1866 by Gideon John Tucker, a surrogate judge in New York, who... continue

August 01, 2014

The Rising Tide: Will All Boats Be Lifted?

LOS ANGELES -- We have lived for decades, even centuries, with the economic faith that a rising tide lifts all boats. But what if it doesn't? What happens then, economically and politically? Debate and commentary about the rising tide of income inequality in the United States is remindful of Jesse... continue

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