Harold Meyerson

04/23/2015 - 1:09pm

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has kicked off her presidential campaign making all the right noises. Trouping around Iowa with a handful of aides (and a media scrum that could fill Yankee Stadium), she has focused, however hazily, on the scourge of economic inequality and the concomitant plutocratization of...

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...

12/04/2014 - 3:27pm

    Lawlessness happens when the law breaks down. That sounds like a tautology. It's not.

    The urban - and now, with Ferguson, suburban - riots of the past half-century have characteristically...

11/27/2014 - 7:07pm

    The commemorations of the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall have thrust into the public spotlight the border guard who ordered the gates opened. The subject of both a new German-language book and film, one-time Stasi Lt. Col. Harald Jä...

11/20/2014 - 2:37pm

    A bit belatedly, Democrats have detected a deficiency in their 2014 midterm campaigns: They didn't really have an economic message.

    Economic messages are serious business for Democrats....

11/13/2014 - 3:31pm

    When a party loses as catastrophically as the Democrats lost Tuesday, something very big has gone very wrong. Democrats can't blame the blowout simply on the six-year itch, or low midterm turnout, or Republican negativity, or Barack Obama's too-cool...

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