Here's what "democracy" looks like to union protestors in Wisconsin - Screaming, shouting and silencing a fellow citizen trying to participate in a news organization's attempt to provide the general public with facts about doctors handing out fraudulent medical absence excuse notes.
Check out the video of the incident below:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the continuing showdown with his state's public employee unions is at bottom about whether the state government can "balance its budget" and why "at a tough time when the private sector has been making sacrifices to keep people working, we should expect the same from government." Read More
As public-sector unions protest over cuts to their taxpayer-funded benefits in Wisconsin, James Poulos offers an insight so simple and so insightful, it's been bouncing around in my head all day: Read More
Blogger Doug Ross, as usual, has assembled all the key facts of the historical background to the showdown in Wisconsin in one handy place.
"Throughout American history -- and as recently as the 1950s -- there were no unions for government workers," Ross writes. "Public-sector employees were expected to earn a bit less than their private-sector equivalents. The reasons they did so included an interest in public service, job security and reasonable benefits." Read More
WisconsinReporter.com is the Badger State's outlet for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity Watchdog state-level news and investigative reporting.
Here's a roundup of WisconsinReporter.com's latest reports from Madison and around the state: Read More
Labor lawyer Craig Becker’s nomination by President Barack Obama to the National Labor Relations Board nomination was stopped dead in its tracks last year by a decisive bipartisan vote in the Senate against confirmation. Read More
Headlines last week gloated that America's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, had surrendered after two years of siege by Big Green forces, and dropped its approved plan to build a superstore in Virginia's Orange County -- on a commercially zoned site on a road leading to a national military park.
The park was the 1864 Civil War Battle of the Wilderness National Memorial. Wal-Mart spokesman William C. Read More
There are at least two ways of looking at the fact the $2.5 trillion in spending cuts proposed last week by leaders of the House Republican Study Committee will hurt one of the biggest sources of Democratic campaign cash. Read More
As the year ends, many people are looking back on 2010 as a historic time of political upheaval. But one of the year’s biggest political developments has been mostly overlooked. If voters sent one message loudly and consistently, it is this: They do not like unions. The American electorate availed itself of almost every chance to take a whack at organized labor. Read More