1. Joseph Klein: Grim Alternatives in Syria
2. Dave Bego: Big Labor Bosses Fear Employee Incentives
3. John LeBoutillier: Are D.C.'s Leaders Adrift and Awash in Self-Dealing and Hypocrisy?
4. Kyle Olson: What Students Won't Learn During California’s Labor History Month
Grim Alternatives in Syria
By Joseph Klein
The crisis in Syria is going from bad to worse. Civilians continue to be killed, injured, detained and abducted every day, including most recently the kidnapping of two prominent clerics in northern Syria. Both sides in the conflict are to blame for the unspeakable carnage. As terrible as the bloodshed is, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the resolution to this scenario rests with two grim alternatives. Although Assad, a reliable Iranian ally, has proven his monstrous capabilities, it is becoming indisputable that al-Qaeda-linked rebel forces stand to usher in an equally unworthy regime. Another erratic Islamist theocracy is certainly something the West can ill afford in the rapidly deteriorating region. [more...]
Big Labor Bosses Fear Employee Incentives
By Dave Bego
Control is the most pressing priority for the leadership of Big Labor. They need to control the masses; and in order to do that, they must control the terms of employment, and they must control the benefits of employment. For this reason, the Big Labor bosses oppose employee incentive raises. They create discord and jealousy, and thus, the union’s ability to control its membership. But such incentives also create ambition, initiative and increased productivity. While important to the employer, these traits are potentially damaging to the union. Complacency, mediocrity and sameness benefit the union; the results are that it takes more employees to produce the end product, translating into more union members and more union dues, which is the ultimate objective. [more...]
Are D.C.'s Leaders Adrift and Awash in Self-Dealing and Hypocrisy?
Are we witnessing an Administration adrift and a Capitol awash in self-dealing and hypocrisy? Why can’t our leaders do anything correctly? The Russian warnings about Tamaran Tsarnaev, the air traffic controllers and the Sequester, Syria and ObamaCare are all examples of our government caring more about themselves than about doing their jobs. And what is going on with former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s campaign for Congress on May 7th? [more...]
What Students Won't Learn During California’s Labor History Month
By Kyle Olson
California lawmakers don’t simply like labor unions. They love them. So much, in fact, that they recently eliminated Labor History Week from the state law books and replaced it with Labor History Month, with the first scheduled for this May. That means starting tomorrow, Californians (particularly school children) will be getting a steady diet of pro-labor propaganda, displaying the history of the union movement in only the most flattering light. That’s where EAGnews comes in. We believe it’s necessary to balance that stream of happy history with the rest of the story. [more...]