US Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks at the 84th annual Winter Meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, DC, on January 21, 2016.
US Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks at the 84th annual Winter Meeting of The United…

Labor Secretary Tom Perez is a notoriously activist and partisan Labor Secretary, and this week he announced that he is running to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. Anyone see a problem here?

Much of the coverage of Donald Trump these days is about how he plans as President to handle the conflicts of interests created by his own business holdings and those of his children. These are reasonable questions over legitimate concerns. But another reasonable concern is how a progressive politician who wants to show he can lead the Democratic Party might use his current position to audition for the new…