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Public-sector unions are wrong. Normal voters, taxpayers, non bongo drummers, tend to agree.

As I’ve mentioned, after nine years or so, I’ve sadly dropped our contract with Ann Coulter for her weekly column. But I’m still in a trade union with her. The union makes us strong, dontchaknow. Besides, the union means I can never really fire her anyway. On the other hand, specifically my far left hand, […]


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Reagan Democrats: ‘Tea Baggers’ or MSNBC Viewers?

Among the most preposterous claims being made on MSNBC about the fight over public sector unions in Wisconsin is that Gov. Scott Walker and the Republicans are losing “Reagan Democrats” by taking on government employees. The theory seems to have been concocted by Howard Fineman, editor at The Huffington Post, who said, back in February […]


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Six-Figure Bus Drivers & Other Working-Class Heroes

Can we stop acting as if people who work for the government are the heroes of working people? Fine, we understand that Wisconsin public sector employees like the system that pays them an average of $76,500 per year, with splendiferous benefits, and are fighting like wildcats against any proposed reforms to that system. But it’s […]


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Uncivil Unions

As Obama rakes in historic campaign contributions from Wall Street money, liberals claim Republicans are beholden to “the rich.” However that may be, it is far more true, and far less remarked upon, that the Democratic Party is the party of public sector unions. And now, the nation watches helplessly as public sector unions and […]


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Look For the Union Fable

The good news out of Wisconsin is that public school students’ test scores skyrocketed last week, mystifying educators. The bad news is many student-teacher love affairs were hard-hit without access to janitors’ closets and locker rooms. Democrats are acting as if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s demand that public sector employees give up collective bargaining would […]


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Wisconsin Governor has the folks on his side: poll

According to the latest polling by Rasmussen: A sizable number of voters are following new Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s showdown with unionized public employees in his state, and nearly half side with the governor. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters agree more with the Republican governor in […]


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