Recent events in Wiscosin seem to undercut the hypothesis that public sector unions have undue political influence.
Yes, bureaucracies can be annoying, but they are also vital for modern society.
The funny thing is that the quorum-busting in WI is more like a filibuster ought to be: a true delaying tactic that eventually has to give way to a democratic outcome.
The Democrats appear ready to come home (or, as per the update, maybe not).
More evidence of what we already knew: the public isn’t especially interested in cutting entitlements.
Why can’t the Wisconsin Stand-off end in compromise?
Egypt takes another step towards constitutional reform.
Yet again: to the Commerce Clause!
The Constitutional Reform Commitee has finished its work and will report its recommendations to the military.
There are a lot of issues on the table, so to speak, in the WI situation. Here I try to entangle them a bit.
Why not include police, firefighters and state troopers in the ban on collective bargaining?
There are a number of signs coming out of Libya that indicate the regime is in serious trouble despite the willingness of the state to use violence on the crowds.
The situation in Bahrain continues to evolve as the state has pulled back the stick.
The Bahraini state appears willing to continue to use force against its population.
The unrest continues as those killed during protests are buried. Plus some facts about Bahrain.
Like in Bahrain, the Libyan authorities are not tolerating protests.
The protests in Bahrain have taken a different path than those in Egypt.
We need to remember who actually sets the budget and, further, who is ultimtately responsible for the behavior of politicians.