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Harold Meyerson is editor at large of The American Prospect. His email is hmeyerson@prospect.org.

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Today on TAP: The return of the strike Read more

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Today on TAP: Michael Bloomberg should not be heartened by the triumph of ‘Parasite.’ Read more

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Bernie’s authentic; Amy’s empathetic; Mayor Pete’s synthetic; Old Joe’s pathetic. I got no rhyme for Warren (or optimism for her prospects) but admiration nonetheless. Read more

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Today on TAP: Bloomberg or Sanders could beat Trump. Read more

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Unfortunately, the ‘most important Democratic debate so far’ really doesn’t change much. Read more

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Today on TAP: Two too alike despite their opposing parties Read more

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The State of the Union as reality TV Read more

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Today on TAP: Initial caucus results reveal the party’s fragmentation Read more

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Plunging into a new genre of political journalism Read more

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Today on TAP: Legal looniness at the Senate impeachment trial Read more

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Today on TAP: The Court allows ‘public charge’ rule aimed at curbing poor, nonwhite immigration Read more

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Netflix

Martin Scorsese’s new movie and a Harvard professor’s new book provide a picture, but only partial explanations, of the Teamster leader’s ultimately suicidal rage. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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Today on TAP: How Fox News covers impeachment Read more

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Senate Republicans escalate their party’s war on empiricism to new heights. Read more

Impeachment

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Today on TAP: Do Republican senators think presidential elections are as important as baseball? Read more

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History will remember both Sanders and Warren for taking on American capitalism. Their differences won’t loom that large. Read more

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Today on TAP: Michael Bloomberg comes out against economic inequality Read more

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Democrats shy from confrontation in Tuesday’s debate, but Warren may get a bounce from her not-quite-but-more-than-confrontational comeback. Read more

Politics

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Today on TAP: The logical consequences of Bush’s invasion Read more

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Today on TAP: It’s high time we ditched America’s undemocratic institutions Read more

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The best way to avoid the curse of déjà vu would be for the moderators to turn the discussion to topics they’ve thus far scanted. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Can unions change labor law so that they can reach a deal with all employers? Read more

Working in America

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Dissecting DSA’s battles to define its role in American politics Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Also: What’s Gabbard’s game? Read more

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The Gang of Five won't be getting any bigger.  Read more

Working in America

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The party has given its VP nod to a senator (or renominated a veep who was a senator) at every convention but one since 1944. Next year, that’s not an option.  Read more

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The progression of the Fight for 15 from a left-wing community organization and a left-wing union to left-wing cities to left-wing states to the Democratic mainstream is representative of the broader transformation of the Democratic Party in recent years.  Read more

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ULTRA-TOP-SECRET: For POTUS (DJT), Ivanka and Jared (JK) only Read more

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Commentators like David Brooks love Scandinavian economics—except the part about unions.  Read more

America and the World

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The five Republican justices’ gerrymandering decision ensures GOP rule even when the party’s in the minority. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Sanders casts his socialism as an updated continuation of the New Deal. Read more

Economic Policy

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Senator Marco Rubio calls out corporate short-sightedness in a startling new paper—but he's short on solutions.  Read more

Economic Policy

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But this time around, the Justice Department isn't interested in challenging antitrust violations.  Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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The Board chose today to release a month-old memo saying Uber drivers can’t unionize.        Read more

Working in America

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Capitalism is more unpopular than ever—but the billionaire class has yet to catch on.  Read more

Economic Policy

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With the assistance of Fox News and its ilk, Republicans have cocooned themselves against all evidence. Read more

Law and Justice

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The Center for American Progress is hardly the first institution to label liberals and leftists of some means as inauthentic or hypocritical for their own attacks on concentrated wealth.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The new rule against primary challenges is meant to tilt the party more towards the center. Read more

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