Harold Meyerson

07/21/2014 - 1:36am

    As long as U.S. intelligence agencies are hell-bent on spying on Germany, why can't they turn up some truly useful secrets? For instance, how to have an economy that bolsters a nation's power and fosters a vibrant middle class.

    The latest edition of the CIA's World Factbook spells out how Germany succeeds...

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...

04/07/2014 - 2:12am

    Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys," his takedown of high-speed stock trading, may be making headlines this week, but it's just one of two books on our economic dysfunctions that are flying off the shelves. While "Flash Boys" explains how the fastest-growing form of trading enriches the few...

04/03/2014 - 12:39am

    As a general rule, more Americans work than do the citizens of other advanced economies. Since the late 1970s, when the number of women in the workforce ballooned, the share of Americans who either had jobs or were trying to get one was greater than the share of comparable Europeans. For reasons good and bad -...

03/13/2014 - 12:19am

    In light of Russia's military movement into Crimea, it's a good thing that the United States repudiated the Monroe Doctrine. In 1823, to deter European powers from military or political intervention in the emerging nations of Latin America, President James Monroe announced a policy implying that that...

03/06/2014 - 2:32am

    As patriotism can be the last refuge of scoundrels, so religion can be the last refuge of bigots.

    The most recent attempts to besmirch religion have come from Arizona's Republican state legislators, who last week, on a near-party-line vote, passed a bill allowing...

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