Unions at It Again: D.C. Being Made to Hire Back Fired Teachers

“Will the unions help keep poor teachers from returning to the classroom?” asked Saturday’s Washington Post, reminding us that union intransigience stretches from Madison,WI to Washington, D.C. An independent arbitrator recently ruled that D.C. Public Schools will be required to hire back 75 teachers fired during Michelle Rhee’s tenure. On top of this, D.C. will […]

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Is Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan Dictator, the Next Domino to Fall?

Autocracies are under assault throughout the Middle East, but in Venezuela,  Hugo Chavez remains sanguine and expects to steer his country into socialism. Venezuelan students have launched a hunger strike against his rule and have appealed to the Organization of American States and its head Jose Miguel Insulza to look into human rights abuses by […]

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The President Thumbs His Nose at Judge Vinson’s Obamacare Ruling: DOJ Seems to Concede It Can’t Win in Court

Late Thursday, February 17, the Obama Administration filed an incredibly odd and almost insulting “Motion to Clarify” the judgment in the case it lost against 26 states and the NFIB in the Obamacare litigation in Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, No. 10-cv-00091 (N. D. Fla.)(Judge Vinson). With this motion, the Administration […]

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The Geneva Accord of Cyberwarfare

The international community should create a modern equivalent of the Geneva Convention to govern cyberwarfare, according to a joint report by United States and Russian experts. The report was presented by the EastWest Institute at the Munich Security Conference. The EastWest proposal includes suggestions to designate “protected zones” online, and to reword some rules of […]

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Bloody Day in Libya but Bahrain Permits Retaking of Main Square; Blow to War on Terrorism

The mass protests sweeping the Arab world continued Saturday with demonstrations in Yemen, Libya and Bahrain. In the latter two countries thousands took to the streets to mourn protesters killed in clashes with police earlier in the week. In Bahrain, crown prince Salman kept the military out of  the Pearl Roundabout in the capital city of Manama, […]

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F.D.R. Warned Us

“It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government.” That wasn’t Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul, or Ronald Reagan talking. That was George Meany — the former President of the AFL-CIO — in 1955. Government unions are unremarkable today, but the labor movement once thought the idea absurd. The founders of the labor movement viewed […]

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