Harold Meyerson

01/23/2015 - 3:04am

    "If it were done," says Macbeth as he contemplates killing Duncan - his kinsman, his houseguest, his king - " . . . 'twere well it were done quickly." A similar judgment seems to inform the newly empowered congressional Republicans' rush to roll back the modest regulations that...

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...

10/30/2014 - 1:59pm

    Big Blue's got the blues. On Monday, IBM's stock tumbled by 7 percent after it unveiled a dismal quarterly earnings report that showed a 4 percent drop in revenue - the 10th consecutive quarter of flat or declining sales. Revealing these mournful...

10/23/2014 - 2:28pm

    I am a fan, as a number of my columns attest, of Germany's worker empowerment. By requiring corporations to divide their boards evenly between worker and management representatives and mandating that employers meet regularly with their employees to...

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