Politics & Policy

A Mistake For Unions

I am a lifelong union man: an organizer, negotiator, staffer and leader.  I believe in unions and their importance for our society.  That’s why I think HR 800, the Orwellian-titled ...
Politics & Policy

George W. Truman

The sight is a pathetic one.  An embattled president moves into a second term that quickly turns into an uninterrupted downhill slide: poll approval sinking to the low 30s; his ...
Politics & Policy

Dangerous Consistency

The Republican campaign’s portrayal of John Kerry as a flip-flopper disturbs me. I don’t buy it. I think he is all too consistent–especially on national defense. If you subtract one vote–the ...
Politics & Policy

The Terrible Wrath of Zell

The commentators seemed universally baffled by Zell Miller’s speech at the Republican Convention. “He looked angry,” they couldn’t help noticing. “What was that about?” Red-faced and scowling, Zell delivered what ...
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Dnc DéJà Vu

Another convention, another Democratic-party peace platform. In August 1864, in the midst of the Civil War, the Democratic party adopted a platform that attacked the Republican incumbent for: four years of failure ...
Politics & Policy

A Look to Your Left

At the National Education Association convention last week, the liberal orthodoxy for the most part flowed in carefully directed channels. Resolutions and “new business” items condemning the war on terror ...