Harold Meyerson

12/01/2016 - 4:00pm

    As Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin -- states that once were the stronghold of the nation's industrial union movement -- dropped into Donald Trump's column on election night, one longtime union staff member told me that Trump's victory was "an extinction-level event for American labor."

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12/05/2015 - 7:00pm

    Hillary Clinton comes under lots of attacks. Most of the charges leveled at the former secretary of state range from the far-fetched (her alleged complicity in the Benghazi tragedy, for instance) to the hard-to-discern-what-the-issue-is (her "damn e-mails...

11/26/2015 - 9:00am

    Thanksgiving is our holiday of refugee commemoration. We have no holiday to commemorate the first successful English settlement, Jamestown, which was a commercial and political venture, or the first French and Spanish settlements, which were also commercial and...

11/22/2015 - 5:00pm

    At first glance - and second, and third - Americans look to be marching off in two diametrically opposed directions. On immigration, Democrats and Republicans could not have more contrasting views; cities, which have become distinctly progressive bastions, are enacting...

11/13/2015 - 1:15pm

    Like immense amoebas on the prowl, America's already huge corporations are combining like nobody's business. In recent months, Walgreens bought Rite Aid, uniting two of the nation's three largest drugstore chains; in beerland, Molson Coors is buying Miller...

11/05/2015 - 6:00pm

    The news this week that the death rate of middle-aged American whites - more particularly, working-class middle-aged American whites - is rising, while that of all other Americans continues to fall, is appalling. But it should come as no surprise.

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