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Union membership has plummeted in Wisconsin and Indiana since similar worker freedom was allowed. The largest state teachers union in Wisconsin has lost more than half of its 40,000 members in four years.

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Michigan becomes “pro choice” for workers

WSJ This being America, no good deed goes unlitigated, but sometimes the good deed still wins. So it is in Michigan, where on Wednesday the state Supreme Court turned a union lawsuit on its head and said the state’s right-to-work law applies to 36,000 government... read more

Black lives matter?

Given the agitation by the “grass roots” (George Soros funded) organization, Black Lives Matter, you’d think it was open season on black Americans by whitey. But most black lives lost to murder are at the hands of black killers. And those lost at the... read more
…Switzerland’s largest bank would face an impossible choice: Violate Swiss secrecy laws by handing over the names, or refuse and face criminal charges in U.S. federal court.
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Do you have a quid? I have a quo!

James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus in WSJ A few weeks after Hillary Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state in early 2009, she was summoned to Geneva by her Swiss counterpart to discuss an urgent matter. The Internal Revenue Service was suing UBS AG to get the... read more

Black Market body parts

Since a judge has forbade release of more of these videos, why not post this one? I find it amusing that the left is in a tizzy over secret video recording. Isn’t that part of Michael Moore’s schtick they love? Or the late Mike Wallace of “60... read more

The Syria sham, Obama’s shamelessness

Bret Stephens Once upon a time Barack Obama chose multilateral diplomacy over military action for the sake of ridding a dangerous Middle Eastern regime of its weapons of mass destruction. The critics mocked and raged and muttered, but everything worked out well and... read more

Obama’s real legacy

Eric Morath, WSJ The economic expansion—already the worst on record since World War II—is weaker than previously thought, according to newly revised data. From 2012 through 2014, the economy grew at an all-too-familiar rate of 2% annually, according to three years of... read more

PRACTICAL JOKES & POLITICAL JOKERS

The main reason I hate practical jokes is because they aren’t funny. It’s bad enough that their sole purpose is to humiliate someone by making him the brunt of the nastiness. But then, for good measure, he has to pretend he enjoyed it more than anyone, lest he be... read more

Why so many drug dealers are in federal prison

From a report by the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys, “The Dangerous Myths of Drug Sentencing ‘Reform,’ ” July 2015 (footnotes removed): While drug offenders accounted for a large percentage of the federal prison population in 2013 and 2014,... read more

Trump has moved between the parties a number of times, but on the issues he is at home with the party of his good friend Chuck Schumer.

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Trump: a billionaire populist?

Kevin Williamson on the absurdity of Donald Trump: …Trump has moved between the parties a number of times, but on the issues he is at home with the party of his good friend Chuck Schumer: He is pro-abortion, he has proposed punitive taxes on the wealthy, he... read more

Carly spikes the ball

Carly Fiorina “Maybe Tom Brady learned how to wipe his phone clean by watching Hillary Clinton wipe her server clean…I mean, hey, if the secretary of state can just wipe out all relevant information on an investigation involving her, maybe Tom Brady decided, ‘I can... read more

“So, you’re not committed to following the law if you think it’s a bad law?”

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“Jaws” Kerry won’t commit to heeding Constitution

Betsy Newmark: Steven Groves of Heritage explains what John Kerry doesn’t understand about what a treaty is and what the role of the Senate is. At a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked why the... read more

…prior to Mr. Cordray’s legally required Senate confirmation in July 2013, he held the job for 18 months thanks to one of President Obama’s patented “recess” appointments.

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Dodd-Frank goes to court

WSJ on the good news about a legal challenge to one of Obama’s many power grabs. Days after Team Obama celebrated the fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank, a federal appeals court has revived a challenge to one of the financial law’s most controversial creations.... read more

Shirley, you jest

Marking the 35th anniversary of the movie Airplane! David Mermelstein argues it was the best that Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker made. I say it was Top Secret, a cross between Casablanca and an Elvis movie. That aside, it’s interesting to learn the inspiration for... read more

LINCOLN, OBAMA & OTHER VILLAINS

Barack Obama has declared that the best way to defeat ISIS is not with guns, but by coming up with better ideas. I beg to differ. If you’re ISIS and looking to terrify your enemies and trying to convert sadists to your mission, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with a... read more

Ah, you know, that Ayattolah, he’s such a kidder

Iran’s Supreme Leader tweeted this. Nothing like emasculating Obama, then rubbing his face in it. And ours with it. US president has said he could knock out Iran’s military. We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but.. pic.twitter.com/D4Co7fVuVg —... read more

It’s not easy when the end of human civilization is your day job.

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Climate scientists suffering “pre-traumatic stress syndrome”

Mark Steyn We noted last year the emergence of a new global health crisis: Climate Depression Is For Real. Just Ask A Scientist. Since then, alas, the legions of depressed climatologists have multiplied exponentially, leading some virologists to speculate whether the... read more

…if investment is the problem, what does Hillary Clinton go out and do? She proposes jacking up the tax on investment. It’s almost inconceivably stupid.

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Or conceivably desperate?

Larry Kudlow The worst sectors of the worst recovery since World War II are business investment in new plants and equipment and new business start-ups. These are the biggest job-creators, and their slump is a key reason for the sub-par labor recovery, with low... read more