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The Left's dark money managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. But you won't hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor. Why? Here's why:... Read More
Two highly anticipated rulings will come down in about 15 minutes on the Hobby Lobby/Obamacare mandate case and the union home health care provider coercion scheme in Harris v. Quinn. Background reading from our previous reporting/coverage on both issues: Good news: Supreme Court agrees to hear Harris v. Quinn (families battling SEIU over thuggish home... Read More
Back in June, I reminded you about the case of Harris v. Quinn -- the class-action lawsuit challenging Illinois Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn’s SEIU-pandering executive order to allow union recruiters into the homes of families who provide in-residence care for their developmentally disabled loved ones. The corruptocrats in Illinois violated the privacy of home care... Read More
Loyal readers will recall that in the fall of 2009, I published special reports on the parental revolt against Big Labor's attempts to force their way into the homes and lives of families who care for developmentally disabled loved ones. One of the moms I spotlighted, Pam Harris, refused to surrender. Her class-action lawsuit challenging... Read More
Well, I hate to say I told you so, but... The very latest from the East Coast/Gulf Coast port strike scene is that the International Longshoremen's Association has walked out of federal mediation talks. According to Joe Bonney of the Journal of Commerce, "ILA walked out of NY-NJ local contract talks today, objecting to proposed... Read More
Scroll down for latest updates... We're two days away from the long-planned East/Gulf Coast port strike. My most recent column on the Big Labor agitation exposed the archaic work practices and corrupt waterfront rackets at issue. Here's the very latest: Florida's Gov. Rick Scott is calling on President Obama to intervene: The
As I've been reporting over the last year (see full archive links below), the Big Labor and Occupy goons have long been agitating to shut down the nation's ports. The "Days of Rage" opened in July and September 2011 in Longview, Wa., where ILWU leaders stormed the port, sabotaged rail lines, kidnapped guards, and dumped... Read More
This is small business owner Clint Tarver of Lansing, Michigan. He was caught in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds yesterday during the right-to-work debate. His hot dog stand was destroyed. Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted "Uncle Tom" and "nigger" at... Read More
Yesterday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed right-to-work legislation into law. The death threats against him are pouring in. The Left is blaming the conservative victims of union violence, as usual. The progressive climate of hate is always our fault. Today's column sets the Democrats' call for blood in the context of Obama-era union violence and... Read More
Photo source: ImagesofVegas.com Photo source: Venetian Las Vegas Photo source: @michellemalkin These are pictures of the amazing Salute Our Troops event from the Venetian/Palazzo last weekend. I'll tell you more about it in a moment. But first, a little about the place. The workforce at Sheldon Adelson's Venetian/Palazzo resort and casino in Las Vegas is... Read More
New tone, same as the old tone, part 999,999,999. 1."Watch as an individual in a hard hat throws an object at Michigan State Police Troopers trying to retrieve a supporter of the Freedom to Work legislation from the hostile crowd." 2. "Union thug cursing and threatening just before they rushed & tore down the tent."... Read More
"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." - Thomas Jefferson Right to Work laws protect the right of employees to choose for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. Longtime readers of my work know that I've been... Read More
Hey, Fat Cat Unions: Pay Your "Fair Share" by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Message for wealth-bashing millionaire actor Ed Asner: Man up and take responsibility for lying to America's schoolchildren. Confronted by a producer for Fox News Channel's "The Sean Hannity Show" this week, the left-wing celebrity claimed he couldn't remember "a thing... Read More
Eight days and billions of dollars in lost trade later, the L.A./Long Beach port strike has come to an end. After a day of federal mediation, the ILWU clerical workers agreed to a tentative settlement. Kabuki. As attentive readers already know, outsourcing was a phony Big Labor claim. ILWU Local 63-OCU President John Fageaux thanked... Read More
Here's the latest update on Big Labor's long-planned manufactured chaos at our West Coast ports. The two sides are headed toward federal mediation after 8 days of ILWU-sponsored havoc on the economy: The shutdown is costing $1 billion a day in lost wages and trade while empty ships pile up. The striking union clerk workers
In case you missed it last week during the holiday, I discussed the port strike chaos on the Cavuto show and pointed out that shippers were redirecting traffic to Mexico. As the L.A./Long Beach port strike drags on this week, southern California is losing even more business. I am going to continue to post and... Read More
Gee, maybe people are finally paying attention. After warning of the catastrophic consequences of the long-planned Big Labor chaos at our nation's ports for more than a year, I'm finally not the only one talking about it. As I told you yesterday, the ILWU clerks' union brought L.A.'s busiest pier to a standstill. And now,... Read More
Here's the latest development in the manufactured Big Labor chaos at our ports. Loyal readers know I've been tracking the union-fomented, Occupy-supported agitation on the East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf Coast over the past year. Today, striking clerks shut down the busiest Port of Los Angeles pier: The Maersk shipping line company sent out... Read More
Wal-Mart vs. the Mob by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Black Friday always brings out the worst: long lines, short tempers and random outbreaks of shoppers' rage. This year, Big Labor will ratchet up the Strikesgiving tension with professional grievance-mongers and workers picketing at 1,000 Wal-Mart stores nationwide. Attention, Wal-Mart directors: Mob appeasement never... Read More
SEIU and friends are causing havoc across the country for Thanksgiving. This is what Obama's Big Labor-endorsed "revenge" looks like.
I've been reporting since September on the potentially catastrophic port strike in the works, and have been tracking the Occupy-supported and manufactured chaos at our ports for the past year. Things are about to come to a head. On the West Coast: The Port of Portland (Oregon) is bracing for a strike by longshore workers... Read More
If CTU leader and "social justice" thug Karen Lewis is happy and union activists are cheering, you know it's bad news for everyone else. As you've no doubt heard, school is back in session in Chicago after a week of child abandonment. Left-wing Democracy Now reported: "On Tuesday, 800 delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union... Read More
Note: Scroll down for updates This is it. The Badger State goes to the polls today to choose between fiscal responsibility and fiscal ruin. Conservative leadership or Big Labor thuggery. Barack Obama and the union bosses and their DOJ lawyers are on the run and bracing for defeat. GOP Gov. Scott Walker's chances of survival... Read More
It's May Day. I'm occupying my job, how about you? The Occupiers are out wreaking havoc, breaking windows, cursing at cops, and telling everyone else not to work. In other words: Just another day at the office. I mean encampment. Or streets. Or parents' basement. Or whatever. Twitter follower and cartoonist John Richards sent me... Read More
Watch this teaser from EAGnews.org about their just-completed investigation into "the links between radical people and organizations and the 'mainstream' labor unions that have been the public face of the massive demonstrations, occupation of the capitol and recall efforts of 2011 and 2012. Our research shows there is a much broader agenda at play in... Read More
This fringe chump is wielding a disturbing amount of political power to silence free-market, limited government voices. What are you doing about it? My column this week is a follow-up to last week's piece on ALEC vs. the progressive mob/corporate appeasers. Be sure to read the entire column (plus my e-mail exchanges with several cowardly... Read More
GSA officials livin' large...while taxpayers get soaked The Real GSA Scandal: Job-Killing Big Labor Payoffs by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Stop the presses: Big-spending Democrats are finally up in arms over a federal boondoggle. Details of the U.S. General Services Administration bacchanalia get worse by the day. We've graduated from overpriced breakfasts in... Read More
This week, I called your attention to the Left's ongoing war on Wisconsin's brave fiscal conservative leaders. Yesterday, the state's Government Accountability Board certified the recall elections against top GOP officials. Please spread the word -- and thanks to all of you have dug into your pockets to help the recall targets. I published links... Read More
Scroll for updates... The war on Wisconsin by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Now is the time for all good tea partiers to come to the aid of Wisconsin. Fiscally conservative leaders in the Badger State are under coordinated siege from Big Labor, the White House, the liberal media and the judiciary. The yearlong... Read More
They said they were going to get in your face. And they meant it. The Fishwrap of Record sends word that union bosses will unleash hundreds of thousands of rank-and-file workers on America in a second attempt to bully voters into putting their man, Barack Obama, in the White House. Lock your doors and hide... Read More
"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." - Thomas Jefferson Longtime readers of my work know that I've been exposing the compulsory-union dues racket since my days as a columnist at the Seattle Times. Here's my 1999 column on how public school... Read More
Photoshop: Reader Jimmy D. Yesterday, the SEIU and left-wing USA Action launched Spanish-language radio attacks on Mitt Romney for his support of immigration enforcement measures. One of Romney's advisers is Kris Kobach -- a constitutional law professor, Kansas Secretary of State, and staunch leader in the fight against illegal alien amnesty and ACORN-style voter fraud.... Read More
Photoshop source: Ed Driscoll The Year in Obama Scandals -- and Scandal Deniers by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 With 2011 drawing to a close, it is time to account. As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama's snowblowers in the media. See... Read More
Michelle Obama's Unsavory School Lunch Flop by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 The road to gastric hell is paved with first lady Michelle Obama's Nanny State intentions. Don't take my word for it. School kids in Los Angeles have blown the whistle on the east wing chef-in-chief's healthy lunch diktats. Get your Pepto Bismol... Read More
Under the bus. The news just hit Twitter: Team Obama is giving up on SEIU legal counsel Craig Becker, who served on the National Labor Relations Board through recess appointment. Withdrawal tweet here. (He had been previously defeated in the Senate on a cloture vote by 52-33.) You may recall that the radical union attorney... Read More
My column follows up on Monday's blog coverage of the West Coast Port Shutdown by the Occupy Wall Street movement (the D12 primer is here if you missed it) -- and exposes how the so-called Big Labor progressives and their propaganda tools are the nation's biggest enemies of economic and technological progress. It's no coincidence... Read More
Scroll for updates...Oakland, Portland, Los Angeles mobbed, Occupiers vow to extend shutdown in response to "police brutality"...Update 10:47pm Eastern...Occupiers vow to block 3am shift in Oakland...arrests after trains blocked in Bellingham, WA... Here we go again. You remember where the "Day of Rage" 2011 festivities first broke out earlier this fall, don't you? If you... Read More
People make honest mistakes. When right-leaning people make them, Soros-funded Media Matters turns it into Apocalypse Now and an opportunity to discredit all of conservatism. But when liberal journos err, it's like the proverbial trees falling in the forest. Does anybody hear the muffled sound? Last night while I was on Twitter, a few left-leaning... Read More
So, the Office of Congressional Ethics joined in the Holiday Document Dump Spirit (ho, ho, ho!) on Friday and unloaded a two-year-old report on Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s cameo role in the Blago Senate seat trading scam. The announcement is on the OCE site here, but you can read the 300-page report right here in case... Read More
So, yeah. All that White House demagoguery about prescription drug shortages I wrote about last week was simply smoke and mirrors to cover up rotten crony deals for his Big Pharma/Big Labor friends. I shed more light below on the chumminess between former SEIU thug-in-chief Andy Stern, fat cat Dem donor Ronald Perelman, and Obama... Read More
It was a split decision in Ohio last night. Voters in the Buckeye State rejected Obamacare and its individual mandate overwhelmingly -- all 88 counties approved a constitutional amendment "to preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care and health care coverage." Unfortunately, voters also said no to Issue 2 - the budget... Read More
The politics of economic obstruction Occupy Oakland strike promoter Boots Riley, who penned "5 million ways to kill a CEO," celebrates the attack on the World Trade Center My new column spotlights the Occupiers' "general strike" action scheduled for today -- and climaxing tonight in an anticipated shutdown of the Port of Oakland (Calif.). Many... Read More
Yes on Issue 2 sign torn down by union-supporting thugs Sorry, readers. I've been out of it the last couple of days. Trying to get back in the swing of things. While the sound and fury of the GOP 2012 race drones on, it's the state-level battles that deserve the Tea Party's united front, attention,... Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you are paying attention. Democrats in Washington are turning up the heat on the GOP as they push for quick passage of the "mini" $35 billion union jobs bailout. True to Alinsky form, Team Obama is spinning more emo-narratives centered on saving teachers from layoffs. At a Save the Teachers... Read More
Photo source: Ironic Surrealism My column today tallies up some of the taxpayer costs imposed by the Kamp Alinsky Kids across the country so far. There have been other nasty consequences, too -- like the cancellation of a food drive and festival in Boston due to Occupier overload. Go here to donate. Latest word from... Read More
Old habits die hard. Let's review the Left's standard practice of renting non-English-speaking protesters to represent the "grass-roots." In August 2009, Nancy Pelosi snuck into a Denver health care clinic, where she was greeted by 200 grass-roots protesters against socialized medicine — and a handful of Obama-bots and union members carrying identical HCAN signs. Denver... Read More
Raise your hands for DIVERSITY! I've been tweeting up a storm about the rag-tag hordes of crude, lewd, needy, anti-greedy hipsters who have swarmed lower Manhattan in an anarchic campaign to “Occupy Wall Street.” Follow me at @michellemalkin for all the latest revelry. Since I last blogged about the endless mass sleepover that began on... Read More
Scroll for updates... As the MSM whitewashes Big Labor's ugly threats, Tea Party smears, and history of coerced dues-subsidized racketeering this Labor Day, what better way to mark the holiday than with an illustrated list of top 10 union thug moments of the year. 10. August 16, 2011, across the Northeast. Striking Communications Workers of... Read More
Tomorrow, Wisconsin voters head back to the polls for round two of the 2011 recalls. Big Labor lost big last week in its botched bid to punish Republican state senators for supporting budget reform and failed to take control of the state legislature. This time, two Democratic fleebaggers may be turned out for abandoning their... Read More
Mr. Green Jobs Boondoggle Rides Again by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 Van Jones, President Obama's disgraced green jobs czar, is back with a radical progressive plan to rescue America ... from his old boss. The problem, posits Jones, is that his fellow community organizer in the White House hasn't spent enough, regulated enough... Read More