Hold On, Big Labor

This article exposes one of Obama's many paybacks to Big Labor: the appointment of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Becker, a longtime union lawyer and lobbyist with extreme views, hit a snag when Sen. John McCain placed a hold on his nomination, the subject of this article. This February, the Senate could not pass a cloture motion to bring Becker to the floor for confirmation. … [Read more...]

Pulling the Trigger?

The president’s health care speech last night consisted of discredited canards bookended by emotional manipulation. Between his distortions, token gestures for opponents, and lengthy bouts of tongue-lashing, Barack Obama signaled he will continue pushing forward toward socialized medicine. However, it seems likely he will move incrementally through a final bill that will nationalize health care a … [Read more...]