This is a time of hyper-partisan warfare, when selfishness parades itself as a virtue. But amidst all that smoke there are still some of us who can discern the bare outlines of something called "the common good." The common good -- that's our flag. And that's why unions are different.
While there have been ideological skirmishes, the National Labor Relations Board has managed to take its cow to market under past Republican administrations. Now, under Barack Obama, things have gotten way uglier.