Unemployment and Unions

Chris Kromm at Facing South points out something interesting about the latest job figures (emphasis in original): This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released grim new data on the nation’s job situation. Another 663,000 people were put out of work in March, pushing the national unemployment...

Specter to American Workers: “Drop Dead!”

Well, so much for Arlen Specter’s emancipated testicles: In June 2007, the vote on the Employee Free Choice Act was virtually monolithic: 50 Senators, Democrats, voted for cloture and 48 Republicans against.  I was the only Republican to vote for cloture.  The prospects for the next cloture vote are...

Ask The President: EFCA. NAO.

More from Mike Elk on the case for EFCA. h/t Sarah via...

Factchecking. How quaint.

One of the prime “outrages” fueling the brawl over the Big Three bailout is the apparent disparity between pay for Big Three workers versus those employed by the foreign auto manufacturers in their plants in right-to-work states.  The implication, of course, is that the UAW is to blame for the...

I Love Vermont

First Leahy, now Sanders: Okay, we now have a second Senator who’s stepped up and joined Senator Patrick Leahy in calling on Democrats to boot Joe Lieberman from his plum slot atop the Homeland Security committee. Bernie Sanders, also of Vermont, sent us a hard-hitting statement demanding that...

Trotting Out The “Grownup” Argument

There are only two types of people that think playing the “grownup” card will win an argument. Parents scolding their rebellious and irresponsible children. This is a legitimate use. Pundit blowhards. Not so much. I’d say that this latest piece by The Wall Street Journal, “The New...