Tuesday's debate between the two vice presidential nominees won't alter the course of the election, but it did drop hints about the future of the Democratic and Republican parties.
For Harold Meyerson's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Americans with a sense of common decency are likely to regard Republicans who know better but stick with Trump as unworthy of the public trust.
Wal-Mart operates as if its goal is to erase the differences in U.S. wage levels between the South and North by making every store it opens "the South.
If Washington wants to build a fence to keep back the dangers of cheap labor, the fence should run from Virginia to Texas — not along the Mexican border.
An independent movement for racial equality in Cuba is a refutation of the idea that, after a half-century in power, communism has delivered equality.
There may be a better way to tax multinational corporations: tax them on their revenue in a country rather than on their profits.
If a Mediterranean diet lengthens life spans as reported, inhabitants of southern Europe can look forward to long lives — of anxiety and privation.
What America feared above all was the growing concentration of wealth and political power. A Republican alliance with big business had flooded election campaigns with torrents of money, and it threatened to reduce — if not eliminate — whatever influence ordinary Americans had with ...
A week after the 236th anniversary of the birth of the United States — which was squalling to the world in its very first utterance that all men were created equal and endowed with unalienable rights — the essence of our politics is still ...
Are American unions history? In the wake of labor's recently defeated effort to recall Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, both pro- and anti-union pundits have opined that unions are in an all-but-irreversible decline. Privately, a number of my friends and acquaintances in the labor movement have ...