Minimum wage hike is not working

By Byron York, Stillwater News Press

The fight over the minimum wage, which President Obama and Democrats hope to make a centerpiece of this year’s midterm elections, comes down to two simple arguments. Obama says low-income working Americans deserve a raise, while Republicans say raising the minimum wage would cost jobs.

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Sketchy Super PACs

The labor battle in Missouri is becoming supersized because of union super PACs. Unions can support politicians (just Democrats, of course) and policies through super PACs, which would be largely funded by dues money. Unions have plenty of cash to throw toward political interests, but now union leaders have promised to focus on “electing Democratic state legislators” in Republican states.

For once, Calif. GOP out-hustles unions

By Steven Greenhut, Watchdog.org

Some political analysts have warned California Republicans not to read too much into last Tuesday’s decisive victory in the San Diego mayoral race by GOP councilman Kevin Faulconer over Democratic councilman David Alvarez.