Harold Meyerson

Los Angeles is the Labor Movement's Great Success Story
September 02, 2013

LAANE: An organization making a big difference in the Los Angeles labor movement

Brooks Brothers Bolshevism
September 14, 2011

If you want to read a radical critique of twenty-first century American capitalism, skip the Daily Worker and go straight to Wall Street. A 2005 report by three Citigroup analysts coined the term “plutonomy” to describe an economy in which only the rich matter.

July 27, 2010

-- Leon Wieseltier ponders France's burqa ban. -- Abigail Thernstrom on the Black Panther case. -- Harold Meyerson on the end of a major labor war. -- In New Hampshire, Sarah Palin's endorsement has badly hurt the Republican senatorial candidate.

Jonah Goldberg, Obama, And Socialism
May 06, 2010

Jonah Goldberg has a long essay in Commentary attempting to defend the notion that President Obama is a socialist. The argument suffers from numerous flaws. One of them is that it cites three liberal writers -- John Judis, Harold Meyerson, and Matthew Yglesias -- discussing socialism, and concludes, "Surely if fans of President Obama’s program feel free to call it socialist, critics may be permitted to do likewise." Except that none of those writers was actually calling Obama's program socialist.

Auto Destruct
December 31, 2008

It's been more than a month since the auto industry came to Washington, begging for a rescue. And, since that time, it's become clear just how dry Detroit's reservoir of goodwill has run. For conservative opponents of bailout legislation, like Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, the U.S. auto industry is an object of scorn—"dinosaurs," he has called them. For the liberals who support a rescue, like Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd, Detroit remains an embarrassment.