Harold Meyerson

12/01/2016 - 4:00pm

    As Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin -- states that once were the stronghold of the nation's industrial union movement -- dropped into Donald Trump's column on election night, one longtime union staff member told me that Trump's victory was "an extinction-level event for American labor."

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10/30/2015 - 2:30pm

    Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign is different. He has refused to establish a super PAC. He shuns personal attacks. And, not incidentally, he proclaims himself a democratic socialist.

    But there'...

10/23/2015 - 9:45am

    One of the things that the Bern and the Hill agree on is that the government should do more to help Americans access life's necessities. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton both support, for instance, putting tuition at...

10/15/2015 - 4:00pm

    In the fall of 1991, a Democratic presidential candidate I was covering as he campaigned across New Hampshire had a line in his speeches that surprised me. He commended to his listeners something called the "Swedish active labor market" - a program,...

10/01/2015 - 5:30pm

    The revolt that brought down Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, was rooted in the Republican right's frustration that the House, under Boehner, has failed to keep its promises. It has not abolished Obamacare, defunded Planned Parenthood or advanced many kindred right-...

09/28/2015 - 5:45pm

    The pope addresses Congress Thursday, and conservatives are fearing the worst. Their belief systems can tolerate a lot -  laissez-faire economics, xenophobia -  but Pope Francis's emphasis on the Roman Catholic Church's historic antipathy to...

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