The New 1% Doctrine in Action (Electro-Motive Diesel Edition)

While many the US were celebrating seemingly positive job numbers yesterday, for London, Ontario residents such news was caustic, rock salt poured into a gaping wound. WSWS: Caterpillar subsidiary Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) has announced that it is transforming the lockout at its London, Ontario...

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...

F*ck Me with a Freshly Sharpened Pitchfork.

On today’s episode of Fareed Zakaria GPS, an ‘expert panel’ was convened to discuss ‘populist’ outrage in the wake of AIG and other recent scandals related to the global economic crisis. Via email, I bet Sarah a dinner at IHOP (because we be keepin’ it real like that in this economy) that the ‘expert panel’...

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...