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Archive for March, 2011

The saving grace of federalism

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Were it not for our federalist system, the debate over Real ID would have been over long ago. Fortunately, it’s still going: The political problem for the GOP committee chairmen is that the 2005 Real ID Act has proven to be anything but popular: legislatures of two dozen states have voted to reject its requirements, […]

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SCOTUS Gets Snyder v. Phelps Exactly Right

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

If there is one thing that unites most Americans of every political persuasion, it would be the universal disgust of Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church. Hell, even the KKK has distanced itself from this hate group ( a very small group that consists mostly of Phelps’ family). All that said, even as disgusting, […]

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Promises, Promises

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

What’s at stake in most unions? Promises. Laborers in non-union workplaces are offered very few promises. Typically employment is by contract for a specified (and individual) wage that can be severed at any time by either party for [mostly] any reason. Unions negotiate additional layers of promises. Those promises may be specific regimented work rules, […]

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