Harold Meyerson

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


The United States could learn from the employment practices of its German allies.

  • Apr 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s comments on CEO pay are promising, but she needs to back them up with prudent policies.

  • Apr 15, 2015

Republicans’ stances on poverty and voting rights mirror those of the antebellum South.

  • Apr 8, 2015

The prime mover behind raises, such as the one McDonald’s announced, is the workers themselves.

  • Apr 2, 2015

Rep. John Sarbanes has proposed a campaign-finance bill that would return power to citizens.

  • Mar 25, 2015

By repudiating his commitment to a Palestinian state, Benjamin Netanyahu stoked fear and division.

  • Mar 18, 2015

Unemployment is down, but wages remain stagnant, which leaves the middle class stuck in neutral.

  • Mar 11, 2015

Money that once went to expansion and new ventures has gone instead into investors’ pockets.

  • Mar 4, 2015

The shrinking space allotted to most air travellers serves as a vivid example of corporate priorities.

  • Feb 26, 2015

A response to Charles Lane.

  • Jan 28, 2014
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Harold Meyerson writes a weekly political column that appears on Thursdays and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. Meyerson is also executive editor of The American Prospect, a liberal magazine based in Washington. A Los Angeles native, Meyerson was the executive editor of the L.A. Weekly from 1989 to 2001and hosted the weekly show “Real Politics” on radio station KCRW, the L.A. area’s leading NPR affiliate, from 1991 to 1995. He is the author of “ Who Put the Rainbow in the Wizard of Oz?” (1995), a biography of Broadway lyricist Yip Harburg.
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