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In Wisconsin, Singing Out for Justice

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There once was a union maid/ Who found herself betrayed/ By sharps and clowns in Madison town/ Who decided that they'd degrade her trade.

Stop the Lies

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Near the end of the now-classic film Chinatown, set in Los Angeles during the 1930s, working-stiff private detective Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) conf...

"Good Enough for Government Work"

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terry Newell

If you were seriously ill and could choose to go to a private hospital or a government-run veteran's hospital, which would you pick? If you picked th...

Draconian but Expensive: Boehner's Poorly Considered 'Pledge' Is Likely to Increase the Deficit

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

The "Pledge to America" proposing to "freeze hiring" for all "non-security related" federal employees is short on details, but it is not that hard to do the math, and the results show some major shortcomings.

Hill Employees Owe Over $9 MILLION In Taxes

The Washington Post | T.W. Farnam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in overdue taxes at the end of last year, a sliver of the $1 billion owed by federal workers nationwide but o...

France Raising Retirement Age From 60 To 62 By 2018

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and JEAN-MARIE GODARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 in 2018 in an effort to get the country's spiraling public finances under control, th...

Georgia County Recoups Money Overpaid To Its Employees-- 16 Years Ago

ajc.com | Patrick Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

About 180 Gwinnett County employees are being notified they were overpaid 16 years ago and it's time to make good on the advance. As part of its rejuv...

Federal Pay Cut Is 'Only Way' To Conquer Deficit: Forbes

forbes.com | Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the United States were a large company, Brian Wesbury and Robert Stein write, "the solution would be a no-brainer: It would be time for a big pay c...

Streamline, Don't Swell, Our Foreign Affairs Machine

Amb. Peter Bridges | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Peter Bridges

Among the problems Obama faces is our need for more efficient human organization -- a problem that all recent presidents have ignored.