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Texas Court Legalizes Corporate Fraud

Nature Red in Tooth and Claw

Texas is an “at will” state but why should that give permission to commit corporate fraud? According to the Texas Supreme Court, it does. According to Main Street, here is what happened: In 2002 E.I. du Pont de Nemours announced

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Unionized Public Employees Allegedly Rig Overtime

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Of course, the unionized public employees, in this case, were police officers: For those who don’t have time to watch the video, this story began with “Jerry,” a cop who has himself caught speeders with radar gun as he was

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Barack Obama’s Army: Federal Employees Paid Not to Work… For a Reason

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Barack Obama’s army is being reported as a case of government incompetence. As you can tell by my headline, however, I think there is a method to the madness. [See also, “Federal Employees Being Paid Millions to Do Nothing.”] The

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Unions Grab Power over Fast Food Franchises

Union Money

Fast food franchises are now about to be plundered. This was not a defeat in the courts or in the legislature. It came from the executive branch—though not from an executive order (for once). Instead, the gift to unions came

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Defeat of Unions

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled yesterday in favor of the end of “collective bargaining.” This is wonderful news. The Wisconsin legislature ended the right to collective bargaining for unions in 2011. While unions portray this practice as a means for

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If Amnesty Is Such a Good Idea, Why Is Ed Schultz Opposing It?

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I’m not claiming that Ed Schultz is the trustworthy arbiter of what is or is not a good idea for immigration or any other area of law or policy. But his typical behavior is to support anything the president wants.

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A Living Wage? Your Bad Life is Not Your Employer’s Fault (but It Might Be Yours)

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Gee, I think I should make $100 an hour… just because I think I should. Does it matter whether my work produces that kind of economic value? Heck, of course not! Just like it doesn’t for these whiners. From Associated

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Conservatives Defend the Police: National Review Says the "Love Affair" Should Stop!

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Do Conservatives defend the police as an instinctive reaction? A. J. Delgado writes that they should stop: “It’s Time for Conservatives to Stop Defending the Police.” Imagine if I were to tell you there is a large group of government

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Think Unions Are Opposed By Big Business? Think Again!

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So, did you hear how workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga recently voted down an attempt by the United Auto Workers to organize? The union thugs were really, really mad about it, but they lost. Oh, but there’s more

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Good News: Supreme Court Decided in our Favor, 5-4; Bad News: We’re Still Hostages to Nine People

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Two pieces of good news from the Supreme Court came out today, thought they made it by a small majority—they were not the 9-0 decisions we have seen recently. First of all, the Hobby Lobby case was decided in Hobby

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Best Court Ruling Ever? Public School Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional!

teachers unions

I have never understood the idea of teacher tenure. At what other job does someone get to suddenly be free from the need to perform in order to keep one’s job? But at least with colleges and universities students usually

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The People of Seattle Elected a Kleptomaniac for City Council and Deserve What They Get

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The New American reports, Monday’s announcement that the Seattle City Council had voted 9-0 to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour was much more about advancing a political agenda than about improving economic conditions of the working poor. It

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