Harold Meyerson

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.

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01/30/2015 - 12:00am

    At long last, some tectonic plates of American politics have begun to move. The stagnation and decline of the incomes of the bottom 90 percent of Americans have finally shown up on the radar of our political class.

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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...

01/15/2015 - 4:58am

    "Raising wages is the single standard by which leadership will be judged," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka announced Wednesday at a conference unveiling labor's political agenda. To that end, he said, the AFL-CIO would launch projects this...

12/24/2014 - 2:57pm

    The word on Elizabeth Warren - the Democratic Massachusetts senator who fomented the opposition last week to a rollback of financial regulations in the bill funding the government - is that she's the left's answer to shut-'em-down Ted Cruz. In a...

12/18/2014 - 4:14am

    Hail the lowly bar code. By enabling retailers to track sales and inventory, it allows them to order goods from warehouses and manufacturers only when needed, reducing overhead and costs. Just-in-time production is a signal achievement of our digitized age...

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