Will Mandated Project Labor Agreements Again Trigger Ineligibility for Federal Funds?

By Kevin Dayton
Political observers are now speculating about which executive actions Donald Trump will take after becoming President. One of his actions may reverse federal policy toward government-mandated union Project Labor Agreements on federally-funded projects. President Trump can rescind President Obama’s 2009 executive order encouraging Project Labor Agreements on federally-funded projects. In addition, he can issue his...

TAGS: Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Project Labor Agreement, Project Labor Agreements

Obama Ignores Destructive Influence of Prison Unions in HBO Appearance

By Will Swaim
Comedian Bill Maher landed an interview with President Barack Obama last week, and the interaction felt like something out of a movie about hobbits – two grown men basking in the warm glow of a be-flagged White House office with a Frederick Remington buffalo sculpture in the background. ANTIBIOTIC: President Obama on Bill Maher’s “Real...

TAGS: Barack Obama, California Correctional Peace Officers Association

“Scott Walker Fails the Test of Common Decency”

By Larry Sand
… or at least that’s what protection racket leader Randi Weingarten wants us to believe. My goodness! From the response in certain quarters, you would think that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker breached national security – and then maybe tried to lie his way out of it! But no. All he did last week was sign...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Barack Obama, Heritage Foundation, Illinois Policy Institute, James Sherk, Larry Sand, Paul Kersey, Randi Weingarten, Right to Work, Scott Walker, teachers union

Oligarchy in the 21st Century

By Matthew Continetti
Think rich conservatives rule the world? Think again. “To see what is in front of one’s nose,” George Orwell famously wrote, “needs a constant struggle.” In front of my nose as I write this is a copy of last Sunday’s New York Times. I have opened it to the business section. Below the fold isone of many Times articles on Thomas...

TAGS: Barack Obama, Center for American Progress, Democracy Alliance, George Soros, New York Times, Tom Steyer

School Choice Wars

By Larry Sand
Though National School Choice Week ended a couple of weeks ago, reactionary rhetoric and political clashes are just heating up. With National School Choice Week behind us, the battle – and it is a battle – to free our children from a monopoly by zip-code public education system is being fought on fronts all over...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Barack Obama, Bill de Blasio, Eva Moskowitz, G.I. Bill, Jason Riley, Joel Klein, Lamar Alexander, Larry Sand, National Education Association, National School Choice Week, Pell Grant, privatization, Randi Weingarten, teachers union, Tim Scott, vouchers