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Less conservative America poses challenge to Republicans – latimes.com

WASHINGTON – Although the controversies dominating political headlines eventually might undermine President Obama‘s standing with voters, a longer-term reality – a declining number of people who identify themselves as conservatives – could cause much more trouble for his Republican opponents. Republicans won big in the 2010 midterm election, taking control …

Iconic Louvre work ‘Winged Victory’ to be restored

PARIS (AFP).- The Louvre is in September to restore one of its most iconic works, the “Winged Victory of Samothrace” statue depicting the Greek goddess Nike, the museum announced Monday. A team of experts will oversee the three-million-euro ($4-million) restoration of the ancient Greek marble statue — one of the …

Obstruct and Exploit – NYTimes.com

Does anyone remember the American Jobs Act? A year ago President Obama proposed boosting the economy with a combination of tax cuts and spending increases, aimed in particular at sustaining state and local government employment. Independent analysts reacted favorably. For example, the consulting firm Macroeconomic Advisers estimated that the act …

Quote: On the Future of US Unions

  “I think it’s going to embolden employers in bargaining and discourage workers from joining unions. I think it’s hitting unions on all fronts.” – Gary Chaison, a professor of industrial relations at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. in comments after Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin’s recall that exposed …