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Harold Meyerson

04/13/2014 - 8:27pm

    It is, deservedly, Lyndon Johnson's moment. This week, three former presidents and the current one all journeyed to Johnson's presidential library in Austin, Texas to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act into law.

    Come August, we'll have another semi- centennial moment...

02/20/2014 - 2:56pm

    In a well-intentioned op-ed in The Washington Post, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales recently extolled his new phone venture, which has pledged to devote a quarter of its profits to "good causes" selected by an independent foundation. Now, I support good causes as much as the next fellow, and I have...

02/13/2014 - 3:55pm

    At first glance, the landmark legislation that Rep. Henry Waxman wrote and steered to enactment might seem little more than common sense. The Los Angeles Democrat, who announced last week that he'll retire in December after 40 years in the House, was the primary force behind bills that made our air cleaner,...

02/06/2014 - 10:00am

    "Sore winners" was the phrase critic John Powers came up with to describe the George W. Bush administration, but the term seems more lastingly applicable to those members of the 1 percent who decry the broad economic populism across the land. The most notoriously sore winners are those mega-wealthy...

01/30/2014 - 10:00am

    Among the causes most frequently cited for the dizzying rise in American inequality in recent decades - globalization, technology, de-unionization - one culprit is generally left off the list: the Supreme Court. But the justices (more precisely, the conservative justices) must be given their due. In cases...

01/23/2014 - 2:39am

    When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address this month, he will surely highlight the issue of growing economic inequality and argue for such remedies as raising the minimum wage. He may also put in a plug for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement his administration is...

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