Harold Meyerson

12/18/2014 - 4:14am

    Hail the lowly bar code. By enabling retailers to track sales and inventory, it allows them to order goods from warehouses and manufacturers only when needed, reducing overhead and costs. Just-in-time production is a signal achievement of our digitized age.

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12/04/2014 - 3:27pm

    Lawlessness happens when the law breaks down. That sounds like a tautology. It's not.

    The urban - and now, with Ferguson, suburban - riots of the past half-century have characteristically...

11/27/2014 - 7:07pm

    The commemorations of the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall have thrust into the public spotlight the border guard who ordered the gates opened. The subject of both a new German-language book and film, one-time Stasi Lt. Col. Harald Jä...

11/20/2014 - 2:37pm

    A bit belatedly, Democrats have detected a deficiency in their 2014 midterm campaigns: They didn't really have an economic message.

    Economic messages are serious business for Democrats....

11/13/2014 - 3:31pm

    When a party loses as catastrophically as the Democrats lost Tuesday, something very big has gone very wrong. Democrats can't blame the blowout simply on the six-year itch, or low midterm turnout, or Republican negativity, or Barack Obama's too-cool...

11/06/2014 - 5:59pm

    Over the past week, the usually redoubtable Hillary Clinton has comported herself like a leaf in a storm. Last week, campaigning in Boston for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, Clinton not only praised Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts...

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