TSA's Union Power Grab: Thousands Slowing Down Airports

By Michelle Malkin

When it comes to public employee

unions, there's no such thing as a

All you travelers stuck in mile-long

TSA security lines are pawns.
Convenient political pawns. Big Labor bosses want more power and more money.
Stranded travelers are just the latest victims in this age-old game of D.C. extortion.
Union leaders want you to think the fault lies with a stingy Congress unwilling to fork over enough money to fill screener shortages.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest poured more partisan fuel on the fire last week by blaming the nationwide slowdowns on "the inability of Republicans in Congress to govern the country."
What a load of .....

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Commencement Season

​​By Thomas Sowell

This is the season of college

Commencement speeches -- an art

form that has seldom been

memorable, but has increasingly

become toxic in recent times.
Two themes seem to dominate Commencement speeches. One is shameless self-advertising by people in government, or in related organizations supported by the taxpayers or donors, saying how nobler it is to be in "public service" than working in business or other "selfish" activities.
In other words, the message is that it is morally superior to be in organizations consuming output produced by others than to be in organizations which produce that output. Moreover, being morally one-up is where it's at.
The second theme of many Commencement speakers, besides flattering themselves that they are in morally superior careers, is to flatter the graduates that they are now equipped to go out into the world as "leaders" who can ..... more