Will the NLRB super-size Big Labor's fast food industry push?

28 Jul 2014, 5:06 pm

Sean Higgins Big Labor has put a lot of time and money behind unionizing the fast food industry but hasn't had much to show for it so far. They might soon get a lucky break though when a federal government agency decides a case that could rewrite corporate franchising law. The problem Big Labor ha

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Charles Hoskinson Hamas "is a humanitarian organization," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday in a discussion of how the U.S. should handle the Islamist extremist group's conflict with Israel. How does she know? washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday he is “proud” of the accomplishments of his anti-corruption panel despite the fact that it is currently under federal investigation, the New York Post reports.

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The American Spectator

Morning Round-Up 7-28

Feature of the Day: We're Missing the Story   Morning Headlines   Domestic                                   &nbs

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Sunday—Beverly HillsI awakened this morning to a cloudy sky. Off to swim while pausing every minute or so to throw the ball for Julie. We have had no rain in just about forever, and even any rain at all would be a Godsend. Then, breakfast, and while my English muffins were toasting, I opened

28 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

Describing his approach to dealings with the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War, President Reagan famously warned, “Trust, but verify.” A version of that wise caution should be used in dealing with the increasing efforts by the Chinese Navy to cultivate more cooperative military
So whose job is it, exactly, to stem the tide of illegal entries into a state? Someone sneaking across the Rio Grande from Mexico is entering both the state of Texas and the United States of America, but if the authorities take notice of his presence here, the federal government will claim jurisdic

The Federalist

Ira Glass Has Opinions About Shakespeare

This American Life host Ira Glass has seen King Lear, and has some thoughts.

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Energy prices present a golden opportunity to break the left's coalition and win over the working class.
ObamaCare's defenders think they can rewrite the law on the fly because that's how we legislate now.

28 Jul 2014, 6:38 am

Why conservatism still needs a political conscience informed by nature.

The Washington Free Beacon

Cuomo Proud of Anti-Corruption Panel Currently Under Federal Investigation

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday he is “proud” of the accomplishments of his anti-corruption panel despite the fact that it is currently under federal investigation, the New York Post reports.

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Union front groups are hiring for positions that require long, irregular hours to help champion legislation that will eliminate jobs that require employees to work long, irregular hours.
The National Park Service (NPS) is spending $140,368 to fly 10 students to Sydney, Australia so they can experience a “climate change journey.” The government announced last week they are paying for the group to attend the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Par

Big Government

Resistance Grows Against Islamic State in Iraq

The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, declared a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, expelled all Christians from Mosul, and imposed Sharia law, but not everyone is giving up. There are reports of tribes forming militias to fight back against the Islamic State. A new movement is starting i

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Monday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," Dr. Ben Carson, former chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, said he was one step closer to running for president. Host Steve Malzberg asked Carson if he was any closer to making a decision to run for president. Carson
A week after HBO's True Blood's "Republi-c*nt" episode, the actress who uttered that derisive word said she enjoyed mocking conservatives and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.  When actress Kristin Bauer van Straten was asked about the episode--which also featured a Sen. Ted
CBS 13 in Sacramento reports that an Olympic hopeful’s shotguns were allegedly damaged by Southwest Airlines, rendering his hopes for making the Olympic team much more distant.  Branden Gover, from Turlock, ranked eleventh in the U.S. in the junior division of trap shooting, was accompa

American Thinker

John Boehner Vindicated on Foreign Policy?

Put the Speaker's domestic actions aside for a moment, and you'll find a thrilling, rousing and prescient speech on neo-Soviet Russia.

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Ten commandments are not enough for Elizabeth Warren.
No matter what one thinks of the Halbig decision, the critics’ overheated rhetoric is inappropriate and unjustifiable.
This nation’s charitable impulses have already been exploited to the limit, and the ultimate effect of Beck’s actions will be to encourage the growth of a multicultural secular welfare state.

Heritage Foundation

Medicare Trustees Report: More Bad News for Seniors and Taxpayers

The annual Medicare Trustees report was released today, detailing the dire financial status of the Medicare program. In large part, it reiterates what has been... Read More The post Medicare Trustees Report: More Bad News for Seniors and Taxpayers appeared first on Daily Signal.

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On July 26, a  federal district court in Washington, D.C. struck down as unconstitutional the District of Columbia’s laws totally banning the public carrying of... Read More The post Federal Court Upholds Right to Carry Handguns in Public in D.C. appeared first on Daily Signal.
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Commission report, the former commission members released a new analysis of U.S. homeland security that listed Congress as... Read More The post Excessive Oversight Harms U.S. Homeland Security appeared first on Daily Signal.
New details about Obamacare insurance enrollment show that employer-based coverage is eroding, offsetting gains made in individual insurance enrollment, according to a report released today by... Read More The post Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Reveal Decline in Employer-Based Coverage appeared


Obama Administration Turns to “Hand-Packed” Court

When it comes to defending Obamacare subsidies, the Justice Department appears none too eager to take its case to the Supreme Court. Instead, the administration announced it would appeal Tuesday’s adverse ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to… the full D.

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The EPA's war on coal is no less than a war on seniors and our nation's most vulnerable. Seniors on fixed and diminishing incomes pay a disproportionate share of their monthly budget on utilities, and Obama's EPA will serve only to make them poorer and more vulnerable.

28 Jul 2014, 10:41 am

There is a growing battle between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democrat-controlled White House.
You and I avoid visiting the doctor by eating well. Doctors like Lee Silverman carry concealed in order to care for us when we do need them.

The Corner

What About That Points of Light Grant to 'Terrorists'?

Over on the homepage, I have a piece about what appears to be Michelle Nunn’s campaign plan, which was posted online — I assume unintentionally — several months ago. The document assesses Nunn’s vulnerabilities, among them grants that the Points of Light Foundation, for whi

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28 Jul 2014, 4:27 pm

Over at First Things, Clare Halpine has posted a modern dating dictionary. Humor is the hardest thing to write — as with hitters in baseball, even the best hardly break .400 — but there’s a high percentage of good stuff in her piece. My favorite: Biblical womanhood, n. Femininit
On Friday, Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig responded to my latest Corner post about welfare and abortion. Last week we debated whether or not a child allowance would reduce the abortion rate. She thinks such an allowance would alleviate the economic pressures that drive many women to obtain abortions. I t
After the successful expansion of National Review Institute’s Regional Fellows program to New York City earlier this year, it is growing again. In September, we will launch the NRI Dallas Fellows using the same model as our New York and Washington programs. We are looking for 20 mid-career p

Red State

Will the Chamber of Commerce Back Democrat Mary Landrieu?

Avowed enemy of conservatives and champion of corporate welfare the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is reportedly contemplating backing Democrat Mary Landrieu over Bill Cassidy in the LA Senate race. Per the Hill, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera may have inadvertently leaked plans on the part of the C

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On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Alan Greenspan's opinion on market swings, if we just go from bubble to bubble and what to expect as the Fed raises rates. The post Alan Greenspan: Market Bubbles are Human Nature appeared first on
Salon justifiably takes a lot of flack around these parts for the many insane things they print, but this this piece by Bill Curry is worth a read as a damning indictment of the Democrats’ wholesale abandonment of populism in favor big business corporate donations. Some of Curry’s piece
The situation in Iraq grows more perilous by the day. The nation seems of the verge of dissolving into now only warring ethnic enclaves but warring ethnic enclave engaged in their own civil war. Barack Obama and his administration has stood idly by as the situation has spiraled out of control and a