Harold Meyerson

07/03/2015 - 2:07pm

    In the worst possible way - responding to an unspeakable act of racist barbarism - we have stumbled into one of our all-too-rare "Reconsider the Confederacy" weeks. This year's week looks as though it will lead to the relegation of the Confederate battle flag to museums and history's dung...

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.

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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...

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