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NRO EDITORS:: Walker, Unbowed – NRO

By at June 6, 2012 | 12:50 am

NRO EDITORS:: Walker, Unbowed – NRO

By The Editors The year-long saga of the Wisconsin recall is, at long last, over, and Scott Walker is still standing. The low-key Republican governor has withstood a sustained (and expensive) onslaught from the forces of Big Labor and its allies on the Left that featured everything from the coordinated cross-border retreat of intransigent Democratic lawmakers, to the ... Go To Article

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WISCONSIN’S WALKER will survive recall, networks say | Reuters

By at June 5, 2012 | 8:01 pm

WISCONSIN’S WALKER will survive recall, networks say | Reuters

(Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will survive a recall election forced by opponents of a law he championed restricting the collective bargaining of unionized government workers, television networks NBC, CNN and CBS projected on Tuesday. Actual returns showed Walker had about 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent for Democratic challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom ... Go To Article

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TEACHERS UNIONS Have a Popularity Problem – WSJ

By at June 5, 2012 | 12:50 am

TEACHERS UNIONS Have a Popularity Problem – WSJ

However Wisconsin's recall election turns out on Tuesday, teachers unions already appear to be losing a larger political fight—in public opinion. In our latest annual national survey, we found that the share of the public with a positive view of union impact on local schools has dropped by seven percentage points in the past year. Among teachers, the decline was an even ... Go To Article

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JESSE JACKSON Rallies the Party Faithful in Wisconsin | The Weekly Standard

By at June 4, 2012 | 1:08 pm

JESSE JACKSON Rallies the Party Faithful in Wisconsin | The Weekly Standard

BY STEPHEN F. HAYES AND JOHN MCCORMACK Milwaukee, Wisc. Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, a flashy two-car motorcade pulled up in front of the Destiny Youth Plaza on the northwest side of Milwaukee. A crowd gathered around the first car to greet the Reverend Jesse Jackson, visiting Milwaukee to speak on behalf of Wisconsin workers and to rally voters to unseat ... Go To Article

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STEVEN GREENHUT:: Why Real Progressives Should Support Scott Walker – Reason

By at June 4, 2012 | 12:40 am

STEVEN GREENHUT:: Why Real Progressives Should Support Scott Walker – Reason

Steven Greenhut -- Before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became a recall target for his efforts to reform collective bargaining in his state, I was a guest on a Madison radio show discussing the influence of public-sector unions and the significance of the state’s unfunded pension liabilities. Instead of “Wisconsin Nice”—the reference to the polite, ... Go To Article

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WISCONSIN RECALL:: Barrett Can’t Name Any Schools Hurt by Walker’s Collective Bargaining Reforms | The Weekly Standard

By at May 31, 2012 | 12:43 am

WISCONSIN RECALL:: Barrett Can’t Name Any Schools Hurt by Walker’s Collective Bargaining Reforms | The Weekly Standard

BY JOHN MCCORMACK Milwaukee Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is facing a recall election on June 5 because of the law he signed last spring to limit the collective bargaining power of public employee unions--a reform his opponents said would be a "disaster" and destroy public education in the state. Walker's Democratic challenger, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, ... Go To Article

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SCOTT WALKER RECALL:: Wisconsin governor flies under radar – POLITICO

By at May 29, 2012 | 12:02 am

SCOTT WALKER RECALL:: Wisconsin governor flies under radar – POLITICO

By DAVID CATANESE -- MILWAUKEE — With a slim lead in the polls and just a week to go until the June 5 recall election, Scott Walker isn’t taking any chances. The Wisconsin governor is running under the radar in an attempt to freeze the race where it stands and limit the chances of a momentum-shifting mistake. His engagements in public venues have tailed off. ... Go To Article

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STEPHEN HAYES:: On Wisconsin! | The Weekly Standard

By at May 27, 2012 | 12:48 am

STEPHEN HAYES:: On Wisconsin! | The Weekly Standard

BY STEPHEN F. HAYES -- "This is what democracy looks like.” That was the boast of protesters occupying the Wisconsin state capitol 16 months ago as they blocked Republican lawmakers from entering the legislature and celebrated Democratic state senators who had fled the state to avoid a vote on Governor Scott Walker’s budget reforms. So in some respects it’s ... Go To Article

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PETER FERRARA:: The Wisconsin Turning Point- American Spectator

By at May 24, 2012 | 1:07 pm

PETER FERRARA:: The Wisconsin Turning Point- American Spectator

By PETER FERRARA -- The coming vindication of Gov. Scott Walker. The recall election for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is scheduled for June 5. That election is now a crucial battleground for the future of America, and even a critical bellwether for how this fall's elections will turn out. Walker is staring down the national political machine of government workers ... Go To Article

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EDUCATION:: Earthquake Could Alter Education Landscape in California « Union Watch

By at May 23, 2012 | 1:00 pm

EDUCATION:: Earthquake Could Alter Education Landscape in California « Union Watch

BY LARRY SAND, MAY 22, 2012 -- Latest temblor to hit the Golden State is a lawsuit that could result in a major tectonic shift in education. In September of 1975, due to New York City’s dire fiscal situation, I was laid off from my teaching position at P.S. 125 in Harlem. I lost my job not because I was a bad teacher, but because I was hired a few months after the ... Go To Article

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