Harold Meyerson, one of the nation’s best-known progressive columnists, is an editor-at-large of The American Prospect and a weekly columnist for the Washington Post. He also writes regularly about California politics for the Los Angeles Times and other national publications.

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  • The Poor Die Younger May 18, 2017
    Nito/Shutterstock Income and wealth don’t trickle down. Neither do health and longevity. Last week, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report on the life expectancy of Americans, and what that means for Social Security. What the CRS reported is that just as economic inequality is increasing, so is lifespan inequality. For men born in […]
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Harold Meyerson Named One of Nation’s Top 50 Columnists!

Harold Meyerson Named One of Nation’s Top 50 Columnists!

In September, 2009 Atlantic Monthly named Harold Meyerson one of 50 Most Influential Columnists. Calling its list “its all-star team,” Atlantic Monthly’s Top 50 are the most influential commentators in the nation – the columnists and bloggers and broadcast pundits who shape the national debates. Harold Meyerson is honored to be in their midst.

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Harold Meyerson's Book

Harold Meyerson's Book

Who Put the Rainbow in the Wizard of Oz?
Yip Harburg, Lyricist

Many of us can sing along with Dorothy when she imagines a place ``Over the Rainbow.`` And we all remember the Depression-era classic ``Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?``

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