Exposing Teachers Union Front Groups Against Minority Kids

By RiShawn Biddle, Union Watch

Hope remains eternal — at least among those who want Congress to pass a reauthorized version of the No Child Left Behind Act being considered by the Senate this week. Even as the likelihood of passage remains as unlikely as it was back in March, when House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline’s plan was kiboshed amid opposition from movement conservatives within the Republican majority, there are still some who think that the version under consideration now could pass if Kline’s colleague, Lamar Alexander, can get his plan into conferencing.

The House stood up to the NLRB, the Senate should too

By Hector Barreto, Fox News Latino

Using the power of the purse, Congress has taken yet another positive step to push back on the anti-business policies of the union-backed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The House Appropriations Subcommittee last week took a stand against NLRB’s newly-enacted ambush election rule, which took effect on April 14, by slashing funding for the rule’s implementation.

Are the Feds Using a Back-Door Lawmaking Power to Hurt Businesses?

By Lamar Alexander and James Lankford, National Review Online

It’s very hard to pass a federal law in the United States, and for good reason. Our revolution was against a king; our Founders established a government of elected representatives who would reflect the voters’ will and who were expected to show restraint in making laws. In fact, the Constitution made sure that they were well restrained.

Summer of Franchise Discontent

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

The International Franchise Association plans on flooding Congress with small business owners over the summer to remind lawmakers about the consequences of regulatory targeting.

Ambushing Employers’ Speech Rights

By Thomas M. Johnson Jr., The Wall Street Journal

A popular narrative since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 posits that corporations have displaced political and religious minorities as the principal beneficiaries of First Amendment rights.