INEQUALITY We note that a number of prospective presidential candidates are voicing concerns about growing inequality and the decline of the middle class. Given Hillary Clinton’s current dominance among Democrats, we are looking to her for any real policy thinking. At this point, if this Times article is correct, she’s still at the laundry list
Mainland China leaders seem to be on edge about the social consequences of a declining economy. Reports from Democracy Digest, hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy, and the China Labour Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based labor group headed by former Tiananmen Square dissident Han Dongfang, suggest a Mainland regime growing increasingly nervous about labor shortages,
A precedent-setting decision has resulted in the deportation of General Carlos Vides Casanova, former head of El Salvador’s National Guard and former Minister of Defense. Under Casanova’s direct command, Michael P. Hammer, Mark David Pearlman and José Rodolfo Viera Lizama, were brutally assassinated January 3, 1981. Also deemed responsible for the murder of four churchwomen
New NLRB Ruling favoring unions goes into effect April 14. As their own March 31st press release informs us, key Republican leaders Boehner, McConnell, Kline, Alexander, Roe, and Enzi denounced President Obama’s veto of their Congressional Review Act joint resolution to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing its new union election rule.
Speaking of public education and children in poverty, the Senate has just come up with a bipartisan draft reauthorization bill for the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, more recently named No Child Left Behind or NCLB). One of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society initiatives, the bill’s main purpose through it’s lead section, Title I,