Tuesday, the Senate voted 55-44 to confirm Richard Griffin as the National Labor Relations Board general counsel, with Senator Lisa Murkowski as the sole Republican to vote to confirm Richard Griffin. The near party-line vote on Richard Griffin’s confirmation is representative of the political divide in Congress today.
Now Griffin has been confirmed as the NLRB’s general counsel, and again circumvented Senate inquiries. Griffin was able to avoid debate over his confirmation because Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has moved for a cloture vote.
And there is good reason why Reid and the Obama administration has done this. Mr. Griffin has never had to publicly comment on being named in a federal complaint filed last October by 10 members of IUOE Local 501, which alleges Griffin was complicit in a cover-up of a scheme to embezzle funds from the local union.> Read more
Globalwarming.org: NYT Jane Brody’s Uninformed Attack on Cars and Suburbia
While at a conference where participants discussed the wannabe social engineers cum urbanists’ war on automobility and housing affordability, Jane Brody’s broadside against Americans’ “dependence on automobiles” and suburban living was published by the New York Times. Unfortunately, Brody has fallen for one of the popular but incorrect urban elitist tropes about cars and the suburbs:
Long commutes are killing us! Urban cores are healthier than the suburbs! Low-density living is just fattening us up for self-slaughter!> Read more
GLOBAL WARMING CASE BEFORE SUPREME COURT - MARLO LEWIS
Forbes: Will Supreme Court Review Of Greenhouse Rule Take Air Out Of EPA Regulatory Overreach?
In a Supreme Court case on the EPA's greenhouse gas rule, the court could make EPA mothball its big plans to impose greenhouse permitting requirements on new and modified power plants, steel mills, cement production facilities, paper and pulp factories and other large industrial installations. That would validate criticism that the agency is bent on expanding its power regardless of the law. > Read more