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  • LIBYA: Popular TV cleric issues fatwa against Kadafi

     
    Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi, head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, issued a fatwa on live television (Arabic link) Monday night urging the Libyan army to kill the country's embattled leader, Moammar Kadafi. "It is not heroism to fight your......
  • Wisconsin showdown and Hitler and the trade unions

     
        I've been closely following the protests in Wisconsin over whether public employee unions should lose some of their bargaining rights, as their Gov. Scott (Walker) wants to do – and might possibly have crossed the mind of our own Gov. Scott,...
  • Lawsuit contends FBI violated rights of hundreds of Muslim Americans

     
    A federal class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday contends the FBI violated the First Amendment rights of hundreds of Muslims by using a paid informant to target and monitor several Southern California mosques....
  • Protest music returns, courtesy of Dropkick Murphys

     
    Dropkick Murphys have released an advance stream of a new song “Take ‘Em Down” in support of the thousands of Wisconsin union workers protesting the governor’s budget plan. You can find the song here. In addition, as part of...
  • Feb. 22, 2011 buzz: Let this be a death knell for government unions

     
    Most viewed, commented, shared and Tweeted: Op-Ed columnist Jonah Goldberg has stirred the pot with this Tuesday column, Public unions must go, in which he says: Public unions have been a 50-year mistake. […] And this gets to the real......
  • The Morning Fix: Murdoch takes a Shine! Writers say Comcast no fan of union label. 'Unknown' knows box office.

     
    After the coffee. Before wondering whether it's too late for Rupert Murdoch to adopt me and buy the Morning Fix. The Skinny: Hope not everyone got stuck working Monday. News Corp. and Blockbuster did what they could to make sure......
  • Seminole unions may be bracing for chilly weather

     
    Florida is used to getting blasts of cold air from the North in March – along with blasts of hot air from Tallahassee when the Legislature goes in session. This year the combination could be the perfect storm for public employee unions including...
  • Teacher gets in JD’s grill after tenure hearing: ‘I got screwed’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Budget Committee passed a controversial teacher tenure bill Wednesday after limiting testimony and debate to 40 minutes — and apparently drawing the ire of several teachers who had made the trek to speak against the...
  • NJ Gov. Christie Rolls Out New Budget: State Employees Asked To Pay More For Pensions, Benefits.

     
    Shades Of Things To Come? From Reuters this afternoon: TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposed a $29.4 billion budget for fiscal 2012 Tuesday that spares cities from cuts but extracts savings at the expense of the state......
  • $500 million spent on lobbying the Legislature last year

     
    Special interest groups with business before the state government spent $538 million on professional lobbyists to influence the passage or defeat of bills during the 2009-10 legislative session. Though slightly less than the $550 million spent on lobbying...
  • Pollsters and their cheesy results

     
    From the Minnapolis Star-Tribune: Do you support Republican Gov. Scott Walker's move to curtail unions' pay and power? Rasmussen finds 48 percent agree with you and only 38 percent agree with unions. Support unions right to collective bargaining? USA...
  • Should schools use GPS to track chronic truants?

     
    Anaheim Union High School District is taking a new approach to solving the age-old truancy problem: using GPS to track wayward students. Times staff writer Nicole Santa Cruz reports that under a six-week pilot program –- the first of its......