Harold Meyerson

07/23/2015 - 9:39pm

    In case anyone entertained doubts, Hillary Rodham Clinton's Monday speech on the economy offered proof positive that the center of the Democratic Party has moved left. Her address contained all the elements of the party's analysis of 21st-century American capitalism: Economic rewards go only to the...

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...

04/02/2015 - 2:27pm

    "The need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation for the proper and legitimate expenses of each of the great national parties," President Theodore Roosevelt - that scurrilous Republican radical -...

03/26/2015 - 8:20pm

    It's a good thing the Israeli election campaign didn't run one day longer than it did. At the rate he was going, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might have called for stripping Israeli Arabs of the right to vote altogether.

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03/19/2015 - 3:01pm

    Job creation is up. Unemployment is down. Wages are stagnant. And economists - well, some economists - are confused.

    Tighter labor markets are supposed to give workers more bargaining power. To...

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