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Harold Meyerson

The State of the Progressive Movement: New York

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Dana Beyer

Two of next year's Democratic presidential contenders, Gov. Martin O'Malley of my current home state of Maryland and Gov. Andrew Cuomo the state of my youth, New York, both consider themselves progressive. Neither of them, however, can be called "progressive" in the traditional sense of the world.

Doing the Minimum On Minimum Wage

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

We need more leadership from the top, as we had when the President came out for marriage equality and lit a fire under the movement and the party.

Dozing Through 'The Great Moving Right Show'

David Coates | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
David Coates

The greatest danger currently facing all of us in America, and particularly progressives, is one of drift. As an economy, the United States is drifting along a low-growth path that is acclimatizing all of us to levels of unemployment which only a decade ago would have been treated as an outrage. As a society, the United States is drifting towards levels of income and wealth inequality so large that, if left unchallenged, will soon become irreversible. And as a political system, the United States is drifting towards a Republican sweep of both the House and the Senate in November unless the democratic left acts now to reverse what is in truth a carefully orchestrated and heavily funded great moving right show. Those of us of a progressive predisposition are drifting towards a political defeat of historic proportions -- one underpinned by an economic and social settlement of a highly conservative kind -- and we are doing so with what would appear to be only the slightest sense of alarm.

Villaraigosa and Herbalife: Made for Each Other?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Taking a job at a multi-level marketing firm would be a tacky signpost of any first-tier politician's professional trajectory. It's especially unsightly when that politician is Antonio Villaraigosa.

Michael Calderone

Influential Liberal Magazine May Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

The American Prospect, an influential liberal politics and policy magazine, could shut its doors at the end of May unless the nonprofit publication ra...

Six Reasons Why Both Political Parties Are "Econitwits"

Jane White | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Jane White

How are we going to get unemployed Americans back to work? The GOP wants to lower taxes and decrease regulation because it thinks we're stifling innovation. The Dems want to spend tax dollars on infrastructure and other public works projects.

The Three Amigos on Immigration: Reps. Smith (TX), Gallegly (CA), and King (IA)

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

The leaders of House Mass Deportation Caucus, Reps. Smith, Gallegly, and King, are not only driving the GOP immigration strategy, they are driving their party off of a political cliff.

The War Against the Republic: The Battle Of Madison

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The election in Wisconsin is the latest example of a corrupted two-party system where neither party adequately represents the majority's will. One tramples on it, using lies and fear, and the other offers only the weakest defense.

Can Slake Quench LA's Media Thirst?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

The LA media landscape just got richer. Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa have joined forces to produce the debut issue of the quarterly Slake Los Angeles.

National Association of Manufacturers Blasts ... American Manufacturing?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Why is America's National Association of Manufacturers echoing the Cato Institute's views against American manufacturing? Has this organization lost its way? Do NAM members know about this?

Meyerson: Birthers Hate Having A Black President

Washington Post | Harold Meyerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judging by the first public meetings on health-care reform that members of Congress have begun convening in their districts, America is in Second Comi...

Post Columnist Writes Fox: Thank You For Marginalizing The Right

Washington Post | Harold Meyerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To: Mr. Roger Ailes President, Fox News Dear Roger, You should be sitting when you read this, because I'm writing to apologize. In times past, I'v...