Harold Meyerson

07/03/2015 - 2:07pm

    In the worst possible way - responding to an unspeakable act of racist barbarism - we have stumbled into one of our all-too-rare "Reconsider the Confederacy" weeks. This year's week looks as though it will lead to the relegation of the Confederate battle flag to museums and history's dung...

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...

03/12/2015 - 7:09pm

    From the 1940s through the 1980s, back when the mob ran Las Vegas's casinos, the essence of the city's economy was the skim. Before the day's take was tallied, the counting room guys skimmed off a certain percentage for the care and feeding of...

03/05/2015 - 7:42pm

    In 2008, The New York Times' great (and now former) labor reporter Steven Greenhouse authored a book titled "The Big Squeeze." The squeeze in question, of course, was the increasing economic pressure on America's middle and working classes...

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