Labor Day on Townhall

Marvin Folkertsma - Tue Oct 18

The ink was barely dry on the asterisk in Jimmy Hoffa Jr.’s rant about taking out those “sons-of-b*tches”—referring to Tea Party members—when the vice president made his own contribution at a Labor Day rally. “This is a fight for the existence of organized labor,” the veep shouted. “You are the only ones who can stop the barbarians at the gate!” And the diatribes have continued, with the establishment of a website designed to track unfair comments made by those who, in President Obama’s words, want to “cripple” America. Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ snippet about telling the Tea Party to “Go to H*ll!” (that pesky asterisk again ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Mon Sep 19

Elizabeth Warren, Harvard law professor and Wall Street scourge, formally opened her campaign for the Democratic US Senate nomination in Massachusetts last week. ... more

Michael Barone - Mon Sep 19

Barack Obama has been at pains to convince voters that he cares about jobs. It seems to be a hard sell. But he certainly can demonstrate that he cares about certain jobs -- the 7 percent of private-sector jobs and 36 percent of public-sector jobs held by union members. ... more

Ken Blackwell - Thu Sep 8

They appeal to comity, defined as a friendly social atmosphere, social harmony. That was undoubtedly Barack Obama’s greatest attribute as a candidate. He promised a new politics, a new cordiality. No more red state/blue divisions. He touted his Senate friendship with Oklahoma ’s Tom Coburn. It was genuine. ... more

Virgil Goode - Wed Sep 7

While most Americans celebrated Labor Day as a nice occasion to enjoy the end of summer with friends and family, Union bosses and Democratic politicians used the occasion to attack Republicans and Tea Party conservatives. ... more

Brian McNicoll - Tue Sep 6

This year, Labor Day fell three days before President Obama plans to address the nation on the subject of jobs. ... more

Political Calculations - Tue Sep 6

To answer the question of "how scared do you think you should you be?" by the sudden downturn we observe in the S&P 500's dividend futures, we first need to determine what's behind the projected decline that we've been observing since 30 August 2011, when the dividend futures for 31 August 2011 were released. ... more

Bob Beauprez - Tue Sep 6

After Hoffa's tirade, Barack Obama gave one of his nauseating can't-we-all-just-get-along pleas for Republicans and troubled citizens to blindly and silently support the blah-blah-blah he's scheduled to roll out in yet another jobs speech on Thursday night. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Mon Sep 5

Derek Hunter - Sun Sep 4

It’s Labor Day weekend, so I’ve decided to unionize myself for 3 days and go on strike, just to see what it’s like. By “strike” I mean drink alcohol and sleep in everyday. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Thu Sep 1

Like most Americans during this three-day holiday, I come to praise labor, not actually do any of it. Has there ever been a people that sermonized more about the importance of the work ethic -- but was so enamored of labor-saving devices? ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Sep 1

In my hands was a small, multicolored clay turtle that I had made and painted at elementary school. I carefully walked up the steps to the front of our home, excited to show my mother what I had made and give it to her. As I opened the screen door, I dropped my handcrafted treasure, and it broke into pieces. I sat down and cried. ... more