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...

02/27/2014 - 1:57am

    The United Auto Workers' failure to organize the employees at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been greeted with predictable hosannas from the sworn enemies of American unions. Survey their celebratory columns, though, and you won't find the slightest consideration of most Americans...

02/20/2014 - 2:56pm

    In a well-intentioned op-ed in The Washington Post, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales recently extolled his new phone venture, which has pledged to devote a quarter of its profits to "good causes" selected by an independent foundation. Now, I support good causes as much as the next fellow, and I have...

02/13/2014 - 3:55pm

    At first glance, the landmark legislation that Rep. Henry Waxman wrote and steered to enactment might seem little more than common sense. The Los Angeles Democrat, who announced last week that he'll retire in December after 40 years in the House, was the primary force behind bills that made our air cleaner,...

02/06/2014 - 10:00am

    "Sore winners" was the phrase critic John Powers came up with to describe the George W. Bush administration, but the term seems more lastingly applicable to those members of the 1 percent who decry the broad economic populism across the land. The most notoriously sore winners are those mega-wealthy...

01/30/2014 - 10:00am

    Among the causes most frequently cited for the dizzying rise in American inequality in recent decades - globalization, technology, de-unionization - one culprit is generally left off the list: the Supreme Court. But the justices (more precisely, the conservative justices) must be given their due. In cases...

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