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Can't we do better than the Obama economy?

In January 2009 our unemployment rate was 7.6 percent, and 11.6 million Americans were unemployed. In February 2011 the rate is 8.9 percent, and 13.7 million Americans are out of work. In that same time frame African American unemployment has...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 6, 2011; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Public employee unions: Entitled to their own views, but not their own facts

The Center for Union Facts is out with a new, compelling study that makes clear how shoddy is the analysis of the most widely cited pro-union study arguing that public-sector employees are actually underpaid. The study isn't long and should...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 23, 2011; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Public employee unions vs. the rest of us

Many liberals still profess confusion about the distinction between collective bargaining in the public sector and that in the private sector. Really, it's not that hard, unless the intention is to ignore the obvious differences between public employee unions (which...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 22, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Why do they misbehave?

Charles Lane observed over the weekend that in Madison, Wis., "anger and vilification are once again the order of the day -- and the incivility emanates from the progressive end of the spectrum, including, no doubt, many of the same...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 21, 2011; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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Yes, there is a reason to rein in public employee unions

On Fox News Sunday Gov. Scott Walker didn't sound like he was buckling in his stand-off with public employee unions: First off, those Senate Democrats should realize, if you want to participate in a democracy, you got to be in...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 21, 2011; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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A decisive moment: Public employee unions or the common good?

It is fortuitous that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke this week at the American Enterprise Institute not only about budgets but about public employee unions. Many in the liberal media were enthralled and raved about his no-nonsense approach to...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 18, 2011; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Older Entries in This Category »

The size of government matters, Jennifer Rubin , January 4, 2011
Final 2011 predictions, Jennifer Rubin , December 31, 2010
More 2011 predictions, Jennifer Rubin , December 29, 2010
California not so bad?!, Jennifer Rubin , December 21, 2010
From the grave, they still earmark, Jennifer Rubin , December 16, 2010
Spending bill tests discipline of both parties, Jennifer Rubin , December 14, 2010
Liberals' sense of betrayal shouldn't surprise, Jennifer Rubin , December 9, 2010
Will the tax deal hold together? (Updated), Jennifer Rubin , December 9, 2010
Sunday talk shows: Deals can be made, Jennifer Rubin , December 6, 2010
The tax-cut vote and political realignment, Jennifer Rubin , December 5, 2010
Terrible jobs numbers, Jennifer Rubin , December 3, 2010
Left freak-out: Obama to fold on tax cuts?, Jennifer Rubin , December 3, 2010
Bob McDonnell interview, Jennifer Rubin , December 2, 2010
The deficit dance and the 2012 election, Jennifer Rubin , December 2, 2010
A very belated tax deal, Jennifer Rubin , December 1, 2010
 
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