By William Bibelow,

The latest battle in the intra-party struggle between moderate and more leftist California Democrats comes from the East Bay, where a state Senate seat pits Orinda Democrat Steve Glazer, who has championed banning transit strikes and higher standards for teacher tenure, against union-backed Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord.

Suspending the American Dream

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

A tiny San Francisco suburb’s attempt to implement one of the nation’s highest minimum wages threatens to shatter an immigrant’s American dream.

Higher minimum wage harm ripples outward


In his 1850 essay “That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen,” French statesman and economist Frederic Bastiat elucidated the need to look beyond the initial, most visible effects of public policy to the less-visible effects and unintended consequences.

Federal agents raid offices of cement workers union

By Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times

Federal agents have raided the offices of a Southern California cement workers union and its employee benefit trusts as part of a long-running criminal investigation of the labor organization’s leader, according to people familiar with the probe.

SEIU strike to close some offices

By Pat Maio,

About 250 workers with the Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee, or MAAC Project — a charity that offers Head Start preschool classes and other services for the region’s poor and hungry — are staging a one-day work stoppage Tuesday over what employees say are unfair labor practices.