Deconstructing Bad Ideas: Minimum Wage

By Jeff Rhodes, Freedom Foundation

The notion that the government, in its infinite wisdom, should be the one to decide what it’s fair to pay workers in the private sector is one of the most cherished—and unsupportable—ideas in all of liberaldom.

Big Labor’s Servants

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

A top labor watchdog is telling voters that Democrats in some of the nation’s most competitive Senate races are servants of labor unions.

Minimum wage, maximum perversion

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan, triblive.com

Seattle’s Freedom Socialist Party recently advertised for a part-time web designer, offering $13 an hour. The problem? That very group advocates a $20 minimum wage. Doug Barnes, the party’s national secretary, was pretty clear on the matter, saying “We can’t pay a lot more than $13.” He just wants a law requiring everyone else to do so.

A Democrat’s union problem in R.I.

By Noah Guiney, The Boston Globe

Allan Fung, the Republican nominee for Rhode Island governor, has made cutting the state’s workforce a central theme of his campaign. But if he wins, public sector unions might be a crucial factor in his victory. It’s not because they support Fung. It’s because they refuse to throw their weight behind his Democratic opponent, Gina Raimondo.

Free fall: Big labor bailing on Dems

By David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Labor unions, long a rich source of ground troops for national Democrats’ Election Day victories, are less enthusiastic this year, according to some movement leaders who say they are more focused on state-level races and feel left behind by the party on key issues such as Obamacare.

CALIFORNIA RACE PITS DEMOCRATS VS. TEACHERS’ UNION

By Steven Greenhut, Human Events

Recent polls show most Democratic candidates for statewide office in California holding significant leads over their GOP rivals, which means the most intensely fought and ideologically charged race in the November election is between two Democrats.