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UNION FAIL:: Walmart Reports Record Sales

By at November 24, 2012 | 10:49 am

UNION FAIL:: Walmart Reports Record Sales

by BEN SHAPIRO 23 Nov 2012 -- Despite union efforts to target retailers like Walmart, businesses are reporting record Black Friday traffic – the biggest sign yet that the unions are out of touch with the American people. Starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Walmart put its products on Black Friday sale, sparking a run to the stores and earning the stores record ... Go To Article

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GEORGE WILL: Digesting the Twinkies’ lessons – WaPo

By at November 24, 2012 | 12:35 am

GEORGE WILL: Digesting the Twinkies’ lessons – WaPo

By George F. Will, Friday, November 23, 2012 -- And also brands, the gods of the marketplace. Earthquakes may strike, dynasties may fall and locusts may devour the crops, but Oldsmobile and Pan Am are forever. Never mind. But about the death of Twinkies: Write obituaries in the subjunctive mood. Like Lazarus, but for a reason more mundane than miraculous, this ... Go To Article

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WAL-MART and HOSTESS: Two Union Stories | FoxBusiness

By at November 24, 2012 | 12:35 am

WAL-MART and HOSTESS: Two Union Stories | FoxBusiness

By Elizabeth MacDonald Emac's Bottom LinePublished November 23, 2012FOXBusiness, REUTERS Wal-Mart (WMT) protests have broken out at dozens of stores across the country, but lost in the commotion is the reality of the work life at Wal-Mart -- and what the Bentonville, Arkansas mega retailer saw happen with unions at Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, now ... Go To Article

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Unions Shut Down Traffic to LAX

By at November 21, 2012 | 12:30 am

HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Unions Shut Down Traffic to LAX

by BEN SHAPIRO 20 Nov 2012 -- Ready to fly out of Los Angeles today to get to your family before Thanksgiving? Not so fast. Los Angeles’ labor unions have decided to protest on Thanksgiving Eve – one of the busiest travel days of the year – to snarl traffic around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). President Obama’s favorite union, the Service Employees ... Go To Article

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UNIONS:: Privately run unions have ruined public schools | Washington Free Beacon

By at November 19, 2012 | 10:50 am

UNIONS:: Privately run unions have ruined public schools | Washington Free Beacon

BY: Tyler O'Neil -- President Barack Obama and the Democrats have portrayed themselves as supporters of public education, but their policies have turned public schools into strongholds for powerful private groups of teachers unions, critics say. “The union is not some branch of public government—they’re just a private corporation,” said James Sayler, a ... Go To Article

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UNIONS Lose Big in Michigan | Via Meadia

By at November 9, 2012 | 10:59 am

UNIONS Lose Big in Michigan | Via Meadia

November 8, 2012 -- Blue governance scored a victory on Tuesday in California, where voters came out in support of a large tax hike, but in Michigan, unions suffered a big defeat. Proposal Two, which would have written the right for collective bargaining by public-sector unions into the state constitution, was roundly defeated by 58 percent of voters. This is a major ... Go To Article

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OH UNION MEMBERS Caught with Truckload of Stolen Romney Signs

By at November 3, 2012 | 8:39 pm

OH UNION MEMBERS Caught with Truckload of Stolen Romney Signs

by JASON HART 3 Nov 2012 -- Four men caught in a Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) truck full of Romney/Ryan signs were issued summons for receiving stolen property early Friday morning in Perrysburg, OH. Local police responded after residents reported seeing men stealing Romney signs in the middle of the night. A Perrysburg Police ... Go To Article

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WALTER RUSSELL MEAD:: Pension Showdown Brewing in California | Via Meadia

By at October 24, 2012 | 12:45 am

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD:: Pension Showdown Brewing in California | Via Meadia

The Wall Street Journal reports that San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy two months ago, has missed a $5.3 million payment to Calpers, the state pension fund, and is projected to miss further payments in the future. This is the first time a California city has refused to make its payments. Amid the subsequent confusion, both sides are digging in their ... Go To Article

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STEVEN HAYWARD:: Bailing Out Obamacare: Sarah Palin Was Right | Power Line

By at September 30, 2012 | 12:38 am

STEVEN HAYWARD:: Bailing Out Obamacare: Sarah Palin Was Right | Power Line

I missed this piece from Steven Rattner (who was a key figure in the Obama auto bailout) when it appeared in the NY Times a couple weeks ago.  Tacitly acknowledging that costs are going to soar out of sight, Rattner opens with this frank admission: “We need death panels.”  Jonah Goldberg wonders: When can Sarah Palin expect her letter of apology?” Rattner goes ... Go To Article

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STOSSEL: Strangulation by Union | RCP

By at September 26, 2012 | 12:53 am

STOSSEL: Strangulation by Union | RCP

By John Stossel - September 26, 2012 The Chicago teachers strike is over, but the public didn't win. Schools will still transfer bad teachers to other schools because it's nearly impossible to fire them. When bad teachers go from school to school, principals call it "the dance of the lemons." It would be funny if those teachers didn't slowly wreck children's ... Go To Article

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