The Dead Center

Brian Cook

Robert Reich, Clinton's former Labor secretary, has a great Op/Ed piece in today's New York Times. Check it out at: Here's hoping Reich has more success influencing Kerry than he did with ill Bill. After Clinton's "welfare reform" passed in 1996 against Reich's wishes, the poor man had to go home to his wife, who duly informed him, "You know, your president's a real asshole!"

Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.
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