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Lefty Purity For Thee…

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What does Harper‘s publisher Rick MacArthur do when he’s not publishing poorly reasoned and anti-factual screeds about the perfidy of the Democrat Party? Why, bust unions of course: MacArthur may have once defended U.A.W. as “the country’s best and traditionally most honest mass labor organization,” but he contested his staff’s right to unionize, contending that […]

Ruh-Roh

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As Lennie Briscoe would say, nothing good comes from this: In an expected but potentially devastating blow to public sector unions, the Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will hear a case called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association in its next term. Friedrichs, as Justice Elena Kagan explained in a similar case last year, […]

Overtime!

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Speaking of progressive regulatory measures that would have a material impact on millions of workers, President Obama just announced that he’ll be lifting the cap on overtime regulations for sa

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Today in the New Gilded Age

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Above: Boeing CEO Jim McNerney Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is retiring next year. His pension: $3.9 million per year for the next 15 years. Jim McNerney is the same person who used the threat of capital mobility to force the International Association of Machinists-represented workers in Washington to sign a new contract that gives up […]

Tuesday Links

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Irin Carmon on yesterday’s staying of the Texas anti-abortion statute. Mark Graber and Brendan Nyhan on the Roberts Court’s “shift the left” that really isn’t. Fascinatin

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The rise of the gay rights movement to popular acceptance is probably the most amazing political event of my lifetime, perhaps outside of this nation electing an African-American president. Social movements in American history are for the most part SLOW in advancing, with often decades between any positive institutional change. Then there can often be […]
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