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CA Court Rules Teacher Tenure Laws Unconstitutional

Teachers’ unions suffered a setback today in California: An LA court ruled that the state’s teacher tenure regulations are unconstitutional.

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The UAW Abandons Tennessee

The United Auto Workers union suddenly has withdrawn its opposition to the recent anti-unionization vote in Tennessee. Will it retreat from the whole south next?

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It's Not Just the U.S.

Tony Abbott is up in polls in Australia after vowing to crack down on labor union corruption. The labor movement’s troubles are not just found in the United States.

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Workers Deal Massive Blow to United Auto Workers

American unions have just suffered one of their best setbacks in recent years. Yesterday the workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant rejected unionization with the United Auto Workers. What is stunning is that the company, Volkswagen, supported the unionization drive, in part because Germany’s powerful car workers’ union pressured management to do so.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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