Harold Meyerson

  • Trump’s Refusal to Accept Election’s Legitimacy Is No Surprise

    Stealing the election? Hell, what really irks Republicans is that they think Democrats have stolen their country.

  • What’s Millennials’ Support for Jill Stein and Gary Johnson All About?

    White skin privilege, that’s what.

  • Progressive Politics After Bernie

    The Sanders campaign mobilized the largest democratic left the nation has seen in decades. Can its follow-up organization and other liberal groups roll its revolution on?

  • Young Voters Love Gary Johnson -- For All the Wrong Reasons

    They’re not libertarians on climate change or college costs, and voting for Johnson only helps someone they like even less—Trump.

  • Enough Rope

    Hillary Clinton outperformed Donald Trump on several fronts in the first presidential debate, leaving her room to grow on economic issues but doing nothing to persuade swing voters to move in his direction.

  • The Riddle of Immigrant Voting

    No institution today can bring out the immigrant vote like the old urban machines and industrial unions once did.

  • A Shifting Electoral Map Gives Democrats the Advantage

    A new 50-state poll from The Washington Post contains both good and bad news for Democrats. Third-party candidates appear to be helping Donald Trump more than Hillary Clinton, but long-term demographic trends clearly favor progressives. 

  • How the Charter School Lobby Is Changing the Democratic Party

    In cities and states nationwide, centrist billionaires are working to unseat progressive Democrats.  

  • Obama Confronts Trump's Shaky Grasp of Democracy

    Contrasting sharply with the Republican message last week, the president stressed democratic values. 

  • Bill Clinton Wins Hearts and Heads

    The Democratic Party’s éminence grise delivers a masterful portrait of the woman and change agent who would be president.

  • The Sighted and the Blinkered

    Bernie Sanders succeeded in pulling both the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton to the left. But a loud minority fails to see this victory.

  • At Democratic Convention, Bernie's Army Takes on a Life of its Own

    Bernie Sanders has won key concessions from Democrats and accepted Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, but many of his followers are marching in a different direction.


  • Trump's Dystopia

    Trump’s dark warnings and grandiose pledges that he alone can save the troubled nation sound an ominously authoritarian note.

  • Boos for Cruz

    The angry outbreaks that have disrupted this year’s GOP convention haven’t been seen since Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater in 1964.

  • Convention: A City on Edge

    As Republicans prepare to officially nominate Donald Trump as their standard bearer, Cleveland braces for the worst.