An NLRB prescription for trouble

By Aloysius Hogan, The Hill

President Obama’s nominations to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have proven a prescription for trouble, and Lauren McFerran is no exception. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) promptly whisked McFerran to her examination — Thursday’s confirmation hearing — after her nomination last week.

NLRB nomination process should not be rushed

By Tim Lee, The Hill

If the recent midterm elections were a statement on Barack Obama’s presidency, the American people certainly made it clearly. Now, with Republicans set to rule both chambers of Congress, all eyes are on Obama, who has officially been dubbed a lame-duck president.

Teachers Unions Flunked Their Midterms

By Allysia Finley, The Wall Street Journal

Teachers unions took a drubbing on Tuesday after spending more than $100 million to try to elect their allies and steamroll education reformers. Like good Democratic team members, now the unions are blaming President Obama for their sweeping losses while taking credit for their few slim, hard-fought wins.

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.