Labor’s rhetoric vs. reality

By Richard Berman, The Detroit News

Last week’s Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC struck down federal limits on the total amount individuals can contribute to combinations of federal candidates and parties during a two-year election cycle.

With Friends Like These

By Daniel DiSalvo, City Journal

In 1958, New York City mayor Robert F. Wagner issued an executive order mandating collective bargaining for municipal employees. The “little Wagner Act”—so named because Wagner’s father, a New Deal-era senator, had authored 1935’s Wagner Act requiring collective bargaining in the private sector—helped the mayor mobilize public workers in his battle against Tammany Hall.