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  • Wisconsin public sector unions still losing members

    Thousands of Wisconsin public sector workers have dropped their union membership since Gov. Scott Walker's reforms have taken effect.

  • Watch this map provide a brilliantly simplified perspective of the unemployment rate since 1976

    Map perfectly sums up the unemployment rate since 1976.

  • Pilots strike in Argentina, stranding thousands

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government stepped in to halt a brief pilot's strike that stranded thousands of passengers Tuesday in the country's capital. More than 30 international and local flights by state-run Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral were cancelled or delayed,...

  • Sam Brownback sets goal of 100k new jobs in Kansas

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he'll work to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs over four years if he's re-elected.

  • Here's the evidence that job creation is set to accelerate for real in 2014

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings grew from 4.6 million in May to 4.7 million in June, confirming a trend toward accelerating job creation in the first half of 2014.

  • 3 Market Basket board members urge end to standoff

    BOSTON (AP) — Three independent Market Basket board members have called again for the supermarket chain's protesting employees to return to work, and customers to return, and said they are available to negotiate an end to a battle over control of the company. "We must end this zero sum game and...

  • Conservatives want Michigan teachers to know they can dump their union in August

    Despite the fact that Michigan has adopted a right-to-work law that bars forced unionism, most teachers' union members cannot invoke the law for 11 months out of the year.

  • In NYC, US mayors vow to fight income inequality

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 U.S. big-city mayors gathered on Monday to fight the widening income gap between the rich and the poor in urban areas. The task force, called Cities of Opportunity and hosted by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, was formed in June during a meeting of mayors in Dallas....

  • Workers get chance to decertify union four years after NLRB said no

    On Aug. 20 and 21, the workers at a Houston plant owned by Lamons Gasket Co. will vote whether to retain United Steelworkers of America as their union. They tried to do this once before, only to have the federal National Labor Relations Board say they were not allowed.

  • Bill de Blasio attacks achievement in New York City schools

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist.

  • State website will match employers and job seekers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is about to launch a new program that with match employers and skilled workers. On Aug. 18, state officials will make a free, online, matchmaking employment service available for the first time to both employers and job seekers who want only their top options....

  • Lower benefits, higher jobs --- Paul Ryan has it right

    There are signs that employment in the country is rising more rapidly these days. The February-July period was the first six-month stretch of consistent employment gains above 200,000 since 1997.

  • The big omission in Obama's upbeat economic narrative

    President Obama has sounded increasingly triumphant in recent weeks when talking about the state of the U.S. economy, using words like "booming" and listing new records. But his narrative is missing one big subplot.

  • Bad behavior on social media can cost recruits

    At St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there's a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media talk. It's about more than minding their manners. Coach Steve Mask warns players not to...

  • UAW-Ford, Wounded Warriors program trains veterans

    LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Eight U.S. military veterans are beginning six weeks of training through the UAW-Ford Veteran Welding Training program. UAW-Ford is providing the training starting with a kickoff ceremony on Monday at no cost to veterans who are part of the Wounded Warriors Family...



From the Weekly Standard

  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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