In response to:

The Fall of the House of Labor

Thomas274 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 2:33 PM
OOOH choeece, the liberals must be happy that workers finally have a choeece.
Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 3:07 PM
Yes, but choice is only good if it is a "choice" to murder a baby...

In 1958, Senate Minority Leader William Knowland, his eye on the 1960 GOP nomination coveted by fellow Californian Richard Nixon, went home and declared for governor.

Knowland's plan: Ride to victory on the back of Proposition 18, the initiative to make right-to-work the law in the Golden Land. Prop. 18 was rejected 2 to 1. Knowland's career was over, and the Republicans were decimated nationally for backing right-to-work.

Badly burned, the party for years ran away from the issue.

This history makes what happened in Michigan, cradle of the United Auto Workers, astonishing. A GOP legislature passed and Gov....