(This editorial originally appeared in Townhall.com; image from Townhall.)
By Dan Celia
Last weekend, the Democratic Party selected former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to lead it into the future. We saw very little from an economic perspective come out of the Obama administration for the past eight years, but Perez bears many similarities to another former labor secretary—Ray Marshall.
Marshall served from 1977 to 1981, and like Perez, he presided over a 1978-style labor participation rate. But there is one a major difference: Secretary Marshall actually lived and worked in the labor department in 1978. One can only suspect that Secretary Perez might take the Democratic Party back to a better time—decades ago, some time in the 20th century. Continue reading…