One hundred years after the smoke cleared, the 1911 tragedy at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory is still good fodder for political haymaking. While the antagonism over collective bargaining escalates in Wisconsin, the president’s unspoken decision to keep out of the conflict after his “assault on unions” remark has forced White House staff to come up with creative ways to let labor know that Mr.
We were very proud with the Recovery Act, we insisted on the Davis Bacon prevailing wage. We won that fight early on. 
Voters are subjected to a lot of disingenuous talk about wasteful government spending. We are promised that lost dollars will be reclaimed through better federal scrutiny, to be used later to pay for “already paid for” spending bills Congress has resorted to in the face of dwindling tax receipts.
Chris Dodd is not seeking reelection, but he is not through with us just yet. If President Obama has his way, the senator’s legacy will include an expensive new entry on Washington’s list of handouts to organized labor.
Mr. Obama’s newest election year sop to the unemployed is a $50 billion scheme to fund public works projects with an infrastructure bank.