BREAKING: The Biggest Legal Attack On Unions In Decades Is Dead

— by Ian Millhiser When the Supreme Court met last January to hear an aggressive attempt to defund public sector unions, the news looked grim for organized workers. All five of the Court’s conservatives seemed ready to accept the plaintiffs’ legal arguments, a result that would have potentially had catastrophic financial consequences for many unions. Then …

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What the GOP’s Supreme Obstruction Means for Women

Senate Republicans are leaving women in limbo on several crucial issues. — by Martha Burk, OtherWords.org author Senators, constitutional scholars may tell you, must “advise and consent” on the president’s Supreme Court nominees. But apparently the official GOP policy is to “refuse and obstruct.” They’ve vowed not even to give President Obama’s nominees a vote. …

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Demanding Strict Constitutional Abidance Until It’s Inconvenient

Within minutes of the news breaking that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died, Republicans said (more specifically Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said) they would refuse to consider ANY Obama nominee to replace him, no matter what. Such a lengthy vacancy on the court would likely preserve the status quo in a number of …

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State Senator Ruben Kihuen’s Statement on Govenor Scott Walker’s Attack on Worker’s Rights

Ruben Kihuen, State Senator and Candidate for U.S. Congress in Nevada’s 4th District, released the following statement regarding Governor Scott Walker’s plan attacking worker’s rights released today in Las Vegas: “Governor Walker’s assault on worker’s rights as an attempt to jump start his failing Presidential campaign is just a sad attempt to pander to the …

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2012-11-26: What I’ve Been Reading

Tax Rates For America’s Wealthiest Fell In 2010 Travis Waldron | News Report: Low capital gains rates have helped the wealthy pay lower and lower tax rates even as their incomes have skyrocketed. And while capital gains income makes up almost half of the incomes of the wealthiest Americans, it accounts for 2.2 percent or …

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