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Harold Meyerson
I've been an editor of The American Prospect -- currently executive editor -- since 2001.
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Harold Meyerson Sep 13
Terrific victories for progressives, the Working Families Party and DSA in New York tonight, ousting the neo-Vichy collaborators of the IDC from power, pushing state government to better reflect New Yorkers' left politics.
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Harold Meyerson Sep 3
After decades of one-sided class war, Americans have clearly awakened to just how steeply the economic deck has been stacked against them by financialized American capitalism - and are fighting back. My Labor Day piece in the LA Times:
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Harold Meyerson Aug 29
Kevin de Leon, doing more good for California than DiFi ever has:
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Harold Meyerson Aug 22
Poll out today shows how 11 possible Democratic candidates would do against Trump in 2020 presidential race. In no match-up does Trump support exceed 32 percent:
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Harold Meyerson Aug 12
Omarosa, Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal, Sean Spicer and who knows who else - past a certain number of recipients, hush money becomes the Trump Administration's economic stimulus program.
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Harold Meyerson Aug 7
When good causes collide: The Prospect's Gabrielle Gurley on pending NYC bill to limit Uber and Lyft, & the civil rts groups opposing it because they're better than cabs if you're ride-hailing while black:
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Harold Meyerson Jul 21
Jonathan Gold, who died way too young tonight, was to Los Angeles as Balzac was to Paris and Bellow to Chicago. Dish by dish, he made us see L.A.'s working-class immigrants creating a great world city - a vision of America at its best, a vibrant antithesis to nativist paranoia.
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Harold Meyerson Jul 17
who DOESN'T marry a mortal, and there you are, out of your difficulty at once!
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Harold Meyerson Jul 17
TO WHICH HER LORD CHANCELLOR REPLIES: Allow me, as an old equity draftsman, to make a suggestion. The subtleties of the legal mind are equal to the emergency. The thing is really quite simple - the insertion of a single word will do it. Let it stand that every fairy shall die -
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Harold Meyerson Jul 17
in which the Fairy Queen must decree a mass death sentence but looks for a way out: QUEEN: You [her amorous fairies} have all incurred death; but I can't slaughter the whole company! And yet [unfolding a scroll] the law is clear - every fairy must die who marries a mortal -
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Harold Meyerson Jul 17
Compelled to backtrack, here's what President Trump said today: "The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it WOULDN'T be Russia.'" His top advisers doubtless found a binding precedent for this clarification in this passage from Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe -
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Harold Meyerson Jul 17
Trump, Putin, Pat Buchanan and the GOP's 25-year redefinition of who America's enemies are:
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Harold Meyerson Jul 16
If Trump had been president in 1962: "I respect our air force pilots, but Russia has no missiles in Cuba. The Politiburo convincingly assures me those are sewer pipes and that Stalin genuinely loved democracy."
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Harold Meyerson Jul 10
Senators (Collins, Murkowski, Manchin et al) need a new standard for Supreme Court nominees: Answer the damn questions or we won't vote to confirm you:
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Harold Meyerson Jun 29
If Roe and Obergfell are overturned by Trump's Court, here are the states where abortion and same-sex marriage would still be legal - and those where they wouldn't:
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Harold Meyerson Jun 27
Me on Janus (a Son of Bush v Gore ruling) and thoughts on what unions and Senate Democrats can do to counter these neanderthals:
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Harold Meyerson Jun 26
And how many divisions does the Queens machine have? Leftie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseats Congressman Joe Crowley in NY Dem primary - the left turned out the Rising American Electorate. A big Woo-hoo!
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Harold Meyerson Jun 26
As the Trump Administration separates children from their parents, so Trump's helpmates on the Supreme Court separate law from justice and sense:
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Harold Meyerson Jun 26
The Committee to Defend Rich, Bigoted Old White Men (aka the five Republican justices on the Supreme Court) is on a roll:
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Harold Meyerson Jun 25
Trump Hotel: Filthy owners, bribes and patrons:
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