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Egypt’s Revolution Turns Again

July 1, 2013

The Arab Spring, which is still bloodying the Mideast, continues in Egypt.  In early 2011, the Mubarak regime capitulated to angry crowds (and Washington pressure) with relatively little blood as the military took over to maintain stability.  After initial passions subsided, the military yielded to popular elections, which brought the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood to power, [...]

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Where are all the Dems in Madison?

February 17, 2011

As the union crisis grows in Madison, Wisconsin, another development bears watching:  all 14 Democrats in the Wisconsin state legislature have left the state in a procedural move to prevent the public employee benefit reform vote from even taking place!  Some of the more obnoxious protesters and their supporters have compared Governor Walker to Hosni [...]

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Union Showdown in Wisconsin

February 17, 2011

Like many other states around the nation getting serious about their long-term fiscal solvency, Wisconsin is on the verge of making profound changes to their state and municipal worker health and pension benefit system.  Like New Jersey, the teacher unions are getting the most attention because they can cause the most immediate and widespread disruption.  [...]

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