The problem of public-employee pensions is bringing an increasing number of state governments to the brink of fiscal disaster. In some states -- beginning with Wisconsin under Gov. Scott Walker -- Republican majorities elected last November are directly confronting the power of public-employee unions to negotiate any contract the members wish, especially in the area of benefits packages. Even big union states such as Ohio and Indiana have repeated what Wisconsin accomplished.
Texas Governor Rick Perry agreed on Monday to add the wildly popular anti-TSA groping bill to the special session of the Texas Legislature. His decision to call up the bill followed almost a month of intense and unrelenting pressure from his constituents.
American Catholic bishops, equating socialism with true Christian charity, have long been allies of the radical Left in its plans to socialize the American economy. Now they wish to alter the demographic landscape of the United States with unfettered immigration, and are encouraging Catholics to help undermine the effort to ensure that foreign workers are legally employed in the United States.
A University of New Mexico student was arrested after wearing saggy pants onboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport.
A video of the exchange between the student and members of the US Airways flight crew was captured by a passenger seated near the student and obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle. Deshon Marman (shown at left during football practice at UNM) can be heard telling the captain, who was accompanied by a San Francisco police officer, "My pants are up, sir. I'm not doing anything. I paid my fees, and I'm ready to go."