Unions forced to put workers first

    One of the unsung heroes of this administration has been Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, who has used her discretionary power to strengthen reporting requirements for unions, bringing more transparency and accountability to what the Big Labor bosses do with the dues their members pay. (You can view them at In an indication that Chao and Co. aren’t taking their foot off the gas, | Read More »

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    ACORN Offices Raided!

    Fox News is reporting that the ACORN office in Las Vegas, Nevada was raided today as part of a voter fraud investigation. The raid was prompted by “ongoing complaints about ‘erroneous’ registration information” being submitted by ACORN under the Project Vote voter sign-up drive. “Some of them used nonexistent names, some of them used false addresses and some of them were duplicates of previously filed | Read More »

    McGovern Trashes Card Check Scheme in New TV Ad

    The Employee Freedom Action Committee is hitting the airwaves tonight with a new TV ad featuring Sen. George McGovern trashing the so-called Employee Free Choice Act, which would do away with the secret ballot for union elections and replace it with a “card check” system that merely requires a majority of workers to sign a card to unionize. You can see it here. Of course, | Read More »

    Sierra Club At It Again

    This blog can also be read at Freedom’s Watch. In a posting on The Hill‘s blog, Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope says more offshore drilling will do “nothing to lower gas prices” and bemoans the fact that Americans now “struggle” to fill up their tanks. But since when does the Sierra Club care about high gas prices? The Sierra Club likes higher gas prices. | Read More »

    Who Exactly Wanted to Invest Social Security in Stock Market?

    The Democrats are hoping to use the turmoil in the stock market to scare seniors in a typical election year smear. They’re charging that if Republicans had their way, all their Social Security would be “tied up” in the stock market. Of course, it is simply not true, as this article in The Politico shows. However, there is one politician who promoted investing Social Security | Read More »

    Shrek Takes Over As Detroit Mayor

    Mind you, I do not follow Detroit politics. I’m not that much of a masochist. But I work with someone who is a Michigan native and who keeps me informed about the goings on in the Motor City. Thus came the news into my email box that the former head of the city council, Ken Cockrel, was today sworn in as mayor, taking over from | Read More »

    Gang of 20 call it a day…for now

    This post can also be read at the Freedom’s Watch blog. The Hill reports the good news that the “Gang of 20” will not be offering an energy bill before Congress leaves for good this fall. Instead, they will offer a “statement of principals” (sic) on a wide range of energy issues. According to an aide quoted in the story, the Gang will come back | Read More »

    New Manchester United Jersey

    Manchester United is the largest sports team in the world and its team shirt is recognized just about everywhere. Emblazoned on the front is the logo of the team’s sponsor: AIG. Yep, that AIG. Since AIG is now 80 percent owned by the Federal Reserve Board, I think it’s time to update the Man. U. shirt, and offer the following before and after images. Joe | Read More »

    Biden’s Forced Patriotism

    On Good Morning America we got a lesson in patriotism from Joe Biden, who said paying higher taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthy Americans. “It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.” First, imposing higher taxes on so-called “wealthier” Americans (even when the spokeman | Read More »

    Affordable Housing the Hard Way

    This blog post can also be viewed at the Freedom’s Watch website. Rep. Barney Frank and his Democratic allies in Congress have a long history of claiming that concerns over the soundness of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were overblown, as evidenced by this New York Times story from September 2003. “These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any | Read More »