Harold Meyerson

05/21/2015 - 4:08pm

    Sen. Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign is the first such effort by a democratic socialist since Norman Thomas waged the last of his six such campaigns on the Socialist Party ticket in 1948.

    It's about time.

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05/07/2015 - 3:26pm

    "Policy," says David Rolf, the Seattle union official chiefly responsible for the first successful campaigns for a $15 minimum wage, "is just frozen power." By which measure, the problem with U.S. trade policy for the past quarter-...

04/23/2015 - 1:09pm

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has kicked off her presidential campaign making all the right noises. Trouping around Iowa with a handful of aides (and a media scrum that could fill Yankee Stadium), she has focused, however hazily, on the scourge of economic...

04/16/2015 - 5:35pm

    One hundred and fifty years ago Thursday, after Union infantry effectively encircled the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee sent a note to Ulysses S. Grant proposing a meeting to discuss terms of surrender. With that, the Civil War began to end....

04/08/2015 - 11:34pm

    "We're too big and complicated a system to do anything in reaction to a particular group or something happening," Karen King, who has the wonderful title of "chief people officer" at McDonald's, said this week, explaining her...

04/02/2015 - 2:27pm

    "The need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation for the proper and legitimate expenses of each of the great national parties," President Theodore Roosevelt - that scurrilous Republican radical -...

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