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IRS Plays Favorites

The Daily Caller News Foundation has found an email from Lois Lerner which contrasts her apathy towards misreported political spending by labor unions with her intense scrutiny of conservative groups. The finding not only shows how the bureaucracy plays favorites, but how labor unions get special treatment from the government.

Blueberry Justice

The Wall Street Journal

Some rare good news from the Obama -era regulatory wars: Those two Oregon blueberry growers who took on the U.S. Labor Department in a now-famous “hot goods” dispute are winning in court.

For a modern Labor Day: American apprenticeships

By Thomas Perez (U.S. Secretary of the Department of Labor), The Star Press

When you hear the word “apprenticeship” what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before opening a print shop of his own, and we are still reaping the benefits. George Washington apprenticed as a land surveyor before his military and political career, a fitting skill for the “father of our country.”

Feds should leave Oregon blueberry farmers alone

By Jared Meyer, Statesman Journal

The U.S. Department of Labor has been extorting admissions of employment law violations from American blueberry farmers. Two judges have found that the department’s use of “hot goods” orders for perishable goods to be coercive.