Rich Yeselson

What New Left History Gave Us

The New Left historians’ withering critiques of liberalism have proven enormously influential. But do they hold up in our more conservative age?

The Supreme Court and Taft-Hartley's Legal Land Mines

Obscured amid the attention paid to the Court’s end-of-term decisions was its granting of certiorari to a case that could have an enormous impact on the viability of private-sector organizing. It underscores an argument I made about the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act: The law, even 66 years after its passage, “codified a series of legal land mines” that might explode in the face of unions at any time.

Fortress Unionism

Decades after its passage, the Taft-Hartley Act still casts a shadow on labor. Unions have a future but only if they accept some difficult realities.