'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
With a June recall election all but certain, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker believes the debate is no longer just about collective bargaining rights for state workers. Union leaders and others, he said, have made it personal.
The holiday season brings out the best in people: kindness, generosity and hope for the new year. Unfortunately, for a small but strident group of malcontents, it is the season to engage in public displays of anti-religious bigotry that borders on hate speech.
When the race for Green Bay mayor began months ago, the main issues looked clear-cut: planning downtown development, dealing with dwindling state aid and debating whether the city should have spent millions of dollars to build a replica of Elvis Presley's favorite roller coaster.
Republicans in the Wisconsin statehouse had enough of Democratic Party antics designed to insulate its union supporter base from the pains of the economic malaise affecting the rest of us. The state Senate voted Wednesday to ban public-sector employees from entering into collective bargaining arrangements. Union thugs encircling the capitol building made a spectacle of themselves as the Assembly turned to consider the bill yesterday. Meanwhile in Washington, congressional Democrats continue to hold out against the most milquetoast of spending-reduction proposals, despite the dire circumstances of the nation's finances.