Harold Meyerson

  • 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.

  • Bernie, Hillary, and the Ghost of Ernst Thalmann

    In campaigning for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders will be making sure his voters don’t suffer from the blind spot that plagued Nazi-era Communist leader Ernst Thälmann, who argued that the Social Democrats posed a greater threat than Adolf Hitler.

  • Why the Democrats Need to Sink the TPP

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership, coming before the party’s platform committee on Friday, is a nightmare for Hillary Clinton. 

  • How Democrats Can Unify in California

    Both Sanderistas and Clintonistas should campaign this fall against the corporations’ growing Sacramento clout.

  • The First Post-Middle-Class Election

    The politics of downward mobility and racial diversity have eroded the center, pushing Democrats to the left and Republicans toward an authoritarian right.