1. Dave Bego: Unions Demand Payback: Card Check is Back on the Table
2. Diana West: Petraeus Betrayed His Country Before He Betrayed His Wife
3. Kyle Olson: Exclusive Video: Chicago Teachers Union Forgets the Veterans on Veterans Day
Unions Demand Payback: Card Check is Back on the Table
By Dave Bego
The re-election of President Barak Obama will allow him to continue his Rule by Fiat and to push his socialistic agenda. This, in turn, will rejuvenate Big Labor’s most coveted objective, "Card Check." The President will continue his drive to circumvent Congress through the use of Executive Orders and regulatory actions, with a goal of destroying the free enterprise system and replacing it with a socialistic society. In fact, don’t be surprised by an attempt to use Rule by Fiat to eliminate presidential term limits and secret ballot political elections to effectively establish a totalitarian government. [more...]
Petraeus Betrayed His Country Before He Betrayed His Wife
By Diana West
Was David Petraeus as great a general as the write-ups of his downfall routinely claim? This is a provocative question that I will begin to answer with another question: Did America prevail in the Iraq War? I suspect few would say "yes" and believe it, which is no reflection on the valor and sacrifice of the American and allied troops who fought there. On the contrary, it was the vaunted strategy of the two-step Petraeus "surge" that was the blueprint of failure. While U.S. troops carried out Part One successfully by fighting to establish basic security, the "trust" and "political reconciliation" that such security was supposed to trigger within Iraqi society never materialized in Part Two. Meanwhile, the "Sunni awakening" lasted only as long as the U.S. payroll for Sunni fighters did. [more...]
Exclusive Video: Chicago Teachers Union Forgets the Veterans on Veterans Day
By Kyle Olson
On Monday, November 12th (the observed Veterans Day), the Chicago Teachers Union organized a protest - not to honor vets, but to protest school closures. Ironically, all Chicago public schools were closed that day to honor military veterans who served our nation.
Judging by the resistance of union activists to answer simple questions on the video below, it’s unlikely EAGnews will be on the CTU’s Christmas - oops, we mean winter holiday - card list.
And let’s hope all the four-letter words used during the protest aren’t standard fare in Chicago classrooms each day - those days, of course, that they aren’t on strike or embracing some radical political agenda instead of American exceptionalism. [See the video here...]