Teamsters’ Union president Jimmy Hoffa opened for an Obama speech yesterday (video at bottom of story).  Hoffa said, among other things,

We’ve got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: the war on workers.  And you see it everywhere:  It is the Tea Party.  And you know there’s only one way to beat and win that war.  The one thing about working people is, we like a good fight.  And you know what?  They’ve got a war, they’ve got a war with us and there’s only going to be one winner—it’s going to be the workers of Michigan, and America!  We’re going to win that war!  Read the rest of this entry »

Postscript on Civility

March 21, 2011

Two months ago, someone shot a lot of people at an event in Tucson, Arizona, including Congressman Gabrielle Giffords.  Six of those people died; many others were injured.  Liberals argued that conservatives (e.g., radio-talk-show hosts) participate in the great national debate a little bit too boisterously, and that eruptions of such violence are a natural result of that debate (i.e., a natural result of what I think Mark Steyn has called the rough and tumble of a free society).  Liberals talked about the need for “civility” in the national discourse, ambiguously attempting to deligitimize debate.

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