Robert Reich: The First Hundred Days After November 8

Barack and Michelle Obama on the South Lawn of the White House on September 28. Robert Reich writes that in Hillary Clinton's first hundred days, she will appoint Barack Obama to the Supreme Court and make Michelle Obama attorney general. Yuri Gripas/reuters

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1. Hillary Clinton is elected president.

2. Democrats take over the Senate and reduce the Republican margin in the House to just three votes.

3. Elizabeth Warren announces she'll challenge Clinton in the 2020 Democratic primaries if Clinton isn't sufficiently progressive and bold during her first term.

4. The Democratic National Committee issues new rules eliminating superdelegates and requiring open primaries.

5. In her inaugural address, Clinton promises to "wrest back control of our democracy and economy from the moneyed interests that have taken over both."

6. President Clinton nominates Barack Obama to the Supreme Court, who immediately pledges to reverse Citizens United. Senate Democrats make a rule change that allows Obama to be confirmed with 51 Senate votes. He is.

7. President Clinton nominates Bernie Sanders for treasury secretary and Michelle Obama for attorney general. Both are immediately confirmed.

8. The chairman of the Republican Party officially repudiates Donald Trump, saying, "Shame on us for having nominated him." Mitch McConnell, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Pence appear in a joint news conference in which they apologize for having ever supported Trump.

9. Disgraced and with his brand in tatters, Trump sees the value of his properties drop 80 percent. His creditors demand that his personal assets—homes, planes, furniture, all he possesses—be liquidated to pay his bills.

10. Rupert Murdoch fires Sean Hannity from Fox News.

Robert Reich is the chancellor's professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, and Time magazine named him one of the 10 most effective Cabinet secretaries of the 20th century. He has written 14 books, including the best-sellers Aftershock, The Work of Nations and Beyond Outrage and, most recently, Saving Capitalism. He is also a founding editor of The American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and co-creator of the award-winning documentary Inequality for All.