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Unions fight for survival

Posted: January 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   Politics

When a boxing ref says, “Now I want a good, clean fight” there are usually a lot of people watching to make sure it happens. Generally, they are able to hold the fighters and refs accountable if it doesn’t happen. Unions, on the other hand, don’t always play fair, and it often happens without an […]

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The 5 worst economic ideas of 2011

Posted: January 1, 2012 at 7:00 am   /   Politics

From James Pethokoukis at AEI: 5. The “People’s Budget” from House Democrats. This proposal from congressional “progressives” claims to balance the budget by 2021. It does this by … wait for it … imposing massive tax hikes (on income, corporate profits, and investments) and by cutting defense spending by $2.3 trillion over a decade—and then shifting most of […]

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Naughty and nice

Posted: December 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm   /   Politics

Heritage has put out a “Who’s been naughty, who’s been nice?” list. Check out a couple of the naughty ones: Naughty: Constitutional Lawmaking Undermined One of the most disturbing trends of 2011 was the Obama Administration’s willingness to skirt the Constitution’s law making process. In September, the Obama administration openly bypassed Congress by unilaterally issuing waivers to […]

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Fascism with chimichurri sauce

Posted: December 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm   /   Politics

Scouring the news in the wee hours this morning, I ran across a headline I missed yesterday: Argentine government wins control of newsprint My first thought was that can’t be a good thing. I was right, it’s not: Argentina’s senate, which is controlled by Fernandez’s allies, voted 41-26 to control newsprint’s manufacture, sale and distribution […]

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Goldwater: Public unions pose threat even in right-to-work Arizona

Posted: December 23, 2011 at 10:35 am   /   Politics, Videos

Public sector collective bargaining threatens right work states too: Despite claims that “right to work” states do not recognize collective bargaining by public employees, the truth is that “meet and confer” laws are collective bargaining laws. And that has big ramifications for longsuffering taxpayers nationwide. By forcing public employers to discuss union demands in “good faith,” these […]

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Labor Movement And An Organized College Walkout Add Support To Occupy Wall Street Protest

Who are Occupy Wall Street, and what do they want?

Posted: December 22, 2011 at 7:45 am   /   Politics

“Who are they and what do they want?” has been the most common reaction to Occupy Wall Street so far, as they have arrived less an electrifying and revolutionary force in left-wing politics and more a group of teenagers in costume pounding on the front door the day after Halloween.  Answers have run the gamut […]

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Phoenix union workers slash fellow worker’s tires for working too hard

Posted: December 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm   /   Politics, Videos

That’s a headline you will very likely never see in a mainstream media source, certainly not a large one, as they are currently constituted. And it’s not the headline of a letter to the editor in the Payson Roundup, but it is the takeaway. The letter begins by referencing Rep. Paul Gosar’s recent column Defending Real […]

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City of Gilbert Fights Back Against Public Sector Unions

Posted: December 17, 2011 at 9:40 am   /   Arizona, Politics

The city council in Gilbert voted 6-1 to eliminate the town’s responsibility for collecting union dues and raise the threshold at which a union will be officially recognized.  Council member Victor Petersen expressed concerns related to both the cost of union wages and the staff hours spent on meetings with the unions.  The changes are […]

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Shame: Half of American Schools Failed Federal Standards

Posted: December 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm   /   Politics, Videos

From FOX News: Nearly half of America’s public schools didn’t meet federal achievement standards this year, marking the largest failure rate since the much-criticized No Child Left Behind Law took effect a decade ago, according to a national report released Thursday. The Center on Education Policy report shows more than 43,000 schools — or 48 percent — […]

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